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Petition to Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau

Let’s use our publicly-owned Bank of Canada to its full potential as per the Act of 1938

One of the most important legal cases in Canadian history is slowly inching its way towards trial. Launched in 2011 by the Toronto-based Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER), the lawsuit would require the publicly-owned Bank of Canada (BoC) to return to its pre-1974 mandate and practice of lending interest-free money to federal, provincial, and municipal governments for infrastructure and healthcare spending. Here's what the BoC case is all clearly explains in point 18 of the "Business and Powers of the Bank": The Bank may (j) make loans to the Government of Canada or the government of any province, but such loans outstanding at any one time shall not, in the case of the Government of Canada, exceed one-third of the estimated revenue of the Government of Canada for its fiscal year, and shall not, in the case of a provincial government, exceed one-fourth of that government’s estimated revenue for its fiscal year, and such loans shall be repaid before the end of the first quarter after the end of the fiscal year of the government that has contracted the loan; See "Business and Powers of the Bank" in link below Voici ce qu'est le dossier de la Banque du Canada; expliqué clairement au point 18 dans le lien plus bas. Voir section intitulée « Opérations de la banque » : La Banque peut  j) consentir des prêts au gouvernement du Canada ou d’une province, à condition que, d’une part, le montant non remboursé des prêts ne dépasse, à aucun moment, une certaine fraction des recettes estimatives du gouvernement en cause pour l’exercice en cours — un tiers dans le cas du Canada, un quart dans celui d’une province — et que, d’autre part, les prêts soient remboursés avant la fin du premier trimestre de l’exercice suivant; Voir « Opérations de la banque » dans le lien suivant : When asked after the October procedural hearing why Canadians should care about the case, Galati quickly responded: “Because they’re paying $30 or $40 billion a year in useless interest. Since ‘74, more than a trillion to fraudsters, that’s why they should care.” (COMER says the figures are closer to $60 billion per year, and $2 trillion since 1974.) The end result has turned our citizens into debt-slaves, this has lead us all into neo-liberal policies and the all too familiar term “austerity”, read on to understand the end-game unless we wake-up soon! Neo-liberal policies and its austerity measures can only work if a nation is indebted to private interests. The issuance of interest-free loans by the publicaly-owned BoC as was the case in Canada from 1938 & 1974 solved this problem, no debt to private interests therefore no need for these public crushing policies. Neo-liberalism is a tool for private interests to grab state owned assets (on the cheap) which results into further impoverishment of the citizens of that country..., it is a scam in slow motion, pure and simple. In essence, the “money-gods” of this world want monopolies and that is the end result of capitalism. IF YOU HAVE EVER PLAYED THE GAME “MONOPOLY”, THEN YOU KNOW THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE WINNER. It is a form of feudalism when pushed to the end. They use governments to create barriers to entry where they see competition and push for freedom once monopolies are achieved. The fact that we are imposed “austerity” and in turn theft of our collective sovereignty should outrage us all, our governments no longer answer to us the people of this country. For more details on neo-liberalism, please see the following link For those interested, here’s the official petition launched by Elizabeth May of the Green Party of Canada that is (in my opinion) being deliberately muddied by our government. Information about this case is available in the following link. Search for court number T-2010-11.    

Jean-Pierre Richer
2,601 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Minister Sherry Gambin-Walsh

Help tenants in Newfoundland and Labrador leave abusive and dangerous situations

Domestic and sexual abuse is something that affects many people in a very negative way. These issues most often affect women and children. People in relationships where this type of behaviour occurs often feel trapped, like there is nowhere to go, or no way out. It must be an awful feeling. In Newfoundland and Labrador sometimes for people in this situation there really is no way out. At least, no way out of your rental agreement. The provincial Residential Tenancies Act lists several situations in which a tenant can terminate a rental agreement (lease) early, but unfortunately being the victim of abuse, or your children being the victims of abuse, is not one of them. So you can terminate a rental agreement because your upstairs neighbour has a noisy dog, but not if you are being beaten by a spouse, or your children are being sexually abused. That just doesn't seem right. As it stands now, there are a number of barriers faced by a tenant attempting to flee a violent situation if they have signed a fixed-term rental agreement, like a year-long lease, which is common: If the tenant has signed a rental agreement with their abuser the fleeing tenant could still be liable for any unpaid rent, or damages, even after they leave. This could negatively affect the credit of the person attempting to flee, making it harder for them to find accommodations. If the tenant and their abuser do not live together, but the abuser knows where the tenant lives, it could leave them in a dangerous situation. If a landlord refuses to let a tenant that's been the victim of abuse terminate their rental agreement early, there is little the tenant can do but wait until their rental agreement expires. We have actually seen some cases where a tenant has asked to be let out of a rental agreement due to abuse, and were refused by the landlord. Even for landlords that want to help, it can be a tricky situation. Since a rental agreement is a legal document normally it cannot be changed without the permission of everyone that has signed it. An abusive individual is not likely to agree to this change, and in fact just having the abuser find out that such a request was made could put the victim of abuse in a more dangerous situation.  As one person explained: "I was in a abusive relationship, living together, under a year lease. A couple of months in I had to leave and seek shelter. The landlord was threatening me to pay the rent,  because my ex refused to, and also refused to take his name off the lease. Fortunately he let me break the lease agreement." When you are trying to flee a situation in which you are being abused, or your children are being abused, these are not the kinds of problems you should encounter. Ontario, and other provinces, have enacted legislation that allows people to flee a situation in which the tenant, or their children, are being abused or are in danger, and allows them to terminate a rental agreement early as a result. Newfoundland and Labrador needs to do the same. And the sooner we act, the sooner the victims of abuse are able to get out of their situations without any additional worry about a rental agreement, unpaid rent, damages, etc. Currently the provincial Residential Tenancies Act is under review, with changes hopefully coming not too far down the road. We need to let the government know that we consider this a serious issue, and that we expect changes to the law to help address these problems. There are a number of ways this could work, including requiring the tenant to provide documentation from a doctor, homeless shelter, transition house, or a court order. Let's all stand together against violence, and show that we support changes to the law to help protect the victims of domestic and sexual abuse. I'd like to ask that you sign this petition, and also share it with family, friends, and anyone that follows you on social media. We all need to work together to help end abuse, and your signature and a simple click of the "share" button could make a world of difference!

Sherwin Flight
14,320 supporters