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Petition to Michael Cooke


Canada and Good Canadian Police Officers need to protect and recognize Victims with an Independent National Police Force Special Victims Unit to investigate thousands of cross jurisdictional Criminal Code Offenses, Lay Charges, and have the authority to make recommendations to help victims.         *********************************************************                                  The Footnotes......  1.     Hundreds of people across Canada (800 Woman) have gone missing under authority of Band Councils, Territorial / Provincial, Regional, and Municipalities Governments. 2.     Thousands of children from across Canada have been found dead and or brutalized in government run Foster 3.    - Karla Homolka who actively participated in sex slavery and brutal murder walks the streets of a Canada with her children while her victims live in fear with the memory of what Karla did to their Children.        - Robert Pickton, the pig farmer, who admitted in jail the murder of 49 woman has the potential right to become your neigbour.        - Ralph Rowe molested over 30 First Nation children, serving virtually no time while seven of his victims have committed suicide.        - Vince Li who killed and cut off a man's head on a bus is allowed in the public while Police officer Ken Barker committed suicide having witnessed the results of the decapitation. 4.    Government Approved Agencies publicly allow convicted criminals to practice law as Lawyers, and even allow abusers of animals to be veterinarians who treat family pets. 5.   People who speak up to protect victims are heavily punished by Government Agencies.- A nurse who questioned conditions in a medical facility was fined $25,000 by her profession. Numerous Government Employees have faced outrageous abuse after speaking up for victims. -A nurse was recently charged for the death of 8 people while apparently her nursing Colleagues, Doctors and medical Administrators did not notice.          Canada needs to protect and recognize Victims with an Independent National Police Force Special Victims Unit to investigate thousands of cross jurisdictional Criminal Code Offenses, Lay Charges, and have the authority to make recommendations to help victims.

James Black
586 supporters
This petition won 3 weeks ago

Petition to Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen MP, Justin Trudeau

Stop Deportation of Father of Four: Yussuf Madey Mahamed

Father of Four faces deportation Dear Honourable Minister Hussen, It is with urgency that we, as a coalition of concerned Canadians, write to request the immediate hold on a deportation order for Mr. Yussuf Madey Mahamed which is scheduled for Monday, June 4 2018.  Mr. Mahamed is married and the father of four Canadian children in Edmonton, Alberta. He is the main income earner for the household. To enforce a deportation order will have dire consequences on the safety and well-being of his wife and children. According to international law under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, of which Canada is signatory, “in all actions concerning children, whether undertaken by public or private social welfare institutions, courts of law, administrative authorities or legislative bodies, the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration. Mr. Mahamed is a contributing member to our community. He works hard to support his family and provide security and well-being for his children. He is convicted of no criminal offences. There is no reason for his deportation out of Canada. The impact that this deportation on our social welfare systems when his children and wife’s well-being and security are compromised is greater than waiting to allow his sponsorship application to be complete. This is not in the best interest of the government’s resources, of the family, nor of the children. We request that on compassionate and moral grounds the Government of Canada please halt the deportation order for Mr. Mahamed. Convention and protocol around international law relating to refugees stresses “ensuring that the unity of the refugee’s family is maintained particularly in cases where the head of the family has fulfilled the necessary conditions for admission to a particular country”. We believe that Mr. Mahamed has met these obligations. Our own Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, under Article 28, demands a residency obligation of five years.  Mr. Mahamed arrived in Canada in 2013 and has been in Canada for five years.  Given this length of time living in Canada, let alone the best interest of his children, he deserves the rights towards naturalization.   According to the CIC website, application processing times for the spouse or common-law partner living inside Canada submitted before December 7, 2016 is twenty six months. Twenty six months from February 23, 2016 is April 23, 2018. Accordingly, the processing of this sponsorship application is close to complete.   Extending the time to complete Mr. Mahamed’s application is the right thing to do. Thank you for taking the time to hear our concerns. We trust that the Government of Canada will support this family staying together. Regards,

Coalition for Human Rights and Justice
1,114 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Kathleen Ganley, Dr. Elizabeth Brooks-Lim, Justin Trudeau, Mayor Chris Spearman, Mr. David A. Schneider, Ms. Maria Fitzpatrick, Honourable Shannon Phillips (NDP), Dr. Ivan Zinger

Prevent Further Overdoses at Lethbridge Correctional Centre

We have created this call to action as a result of the untimely deaths of Ryan Merton Quiroga (28) along with two other inmates, while they were in the care and custody of Lethbridge Correctional Centre. Our family can speak only about Ryan Quiroga, who was a father of two children; a daughter, Sariah (4) and a son, Benjamin (9). Ryan was also a son, a brother, a nephew, an uncle, and a friend to many. Our family had hoped that jail was an answer to his struggle with addiction and sobriety. We were all optimistic that it would give him a chance to turn his life around and become the person we all knew he could be, when his time had been served. We had no idea that his incarceration would instead lead to his death. This system failed not only Ryan, but it failed his son and his daughter, his brothers and sisters, his extended family and every one of his friends in this community. This tragedy COULD and SHOULD have been prevented.  The worst part is, it isn’t the only senseless death at our Correctional Centre. We have come to learn that this was the third  “suspected overdose” at LCC This year. This is unfathomable and beyond unacceptable. We will not stand by and grieve in silence.  We demand answers from our Government, Lethbridge Correction Center and from Alberta Justice. We demand a public inquiry of these deaths. What happened to Ryan and the other two inmates and why? What are the protocols for dealing with inmates who struggle with mental health and addiction? Why is there an admitted lack of training for the frontline staff who handle these kinds of events in our jail? How are they working a harm reduction plan? What needs to change in our system to ensure that Our Correction Centres do a better job of helping inmates to turn their lives around? How are drugs getting into these centers in the first place, and what is the government going to do to stop it?  Please join us and spread the word along with signing this petition. We as a community must hold Alberta Justice accountable. And accountability in this situation means making a change.   For More information on our family’s sudden loss as well as the two other deaths at LCC click the following links:

Ryan’s Family
6,263 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to York Region District School Board

Let Mr. Messiha Stay & Principal Joyce Go

A few months ago, one of the most highly-praised teachers in the York Region District School Board (YRDSB), Mr. Adel Messiha, was threatened with an 'unsatisfactory' rating by Principal Deborah Joyce, current principal of Sir Wilfrid Laurier Public School. Hundreds of people now stand behind this teacher to reverse this evaluation and to fight for what's right; this is his story. Mr. Messiha has been teaching grade 8 at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Public School for many years. With a long list of credentials and as someone who has received six successful Teacher Performance Appraisals (TPA), he found himself in a situation where Principal Joyce refused to perform his TPA without even physically observing his class. Over his 13-year-long career in education, Mr. Messiha has never had one conflict or dispute about his teaching style. In recognition of his teaching excellence, Messiha was awarded “Teacher of the Year” by the YRDSB in 2015-2016; a symbol, the school board states, “of the high regard in which York Region teachers are held and serves as a beacon of excellence for others to follow”. Additionally, Mr. Messiha actively contributes to the School Improvement Planning team, runs the school’s math and computer science club, and also provides professional development for many teachers across the school board. In light of his accolades and contributions to the school community, Principal Joyce suddenly, and without any justification, asked Mr. Messiha to stop many of his defining teaching strategies. Once Mr. Messiha began to act on the Principal’s recommendations, he received complaints from his students and their parents. Mr. Messiha decided to reach out to the school’s superintendent, Peter Tse. He proposed that an unbiased third party should perform his TPA to avoid a conflict of interest with Principal Joyce, and to postpone his TPA to the next academic year. Rather than offering a succinct plan of action, the superintendent provided vague answers and avoided putting anything in writing. This prevented Mr. Messiha from being able to have the proper documentation of the superintendent’s statements if needed. It became clear to Mr. Messiha that the administrative members of the school community were not prioritizing the improvement of quality of education. Ultimately, Mr. Messiha did not see any other resolution than to resign. When his story came out, a staggering amount of people were shocked to hear that such a highly commended man had decided to resign from a job that he was clearly so passionate about. A petition made by a former student continues to gain traction, and has gathered over 1000 signatures in less than one week. Undeniably, Mr. Messiha has made a positive impact in the lives of many. When asked by students and parents, Mr. Messiha states that it was never his intention to resign and that he is as passionate as ever to continue teaching and inspiring students the way he has for over a decade. However, the lack of support from Principal Joyce caused him to make a decision that we now want to reverse. The case is simple: Mr. Messiha has consistently been one of the top-rated teachers in the school for almost 10 years until Principal Joyce steps into the picture and determines him to be unqualified for the job. In Section 16.1 of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario’s Policy Statements, it states that the “assessment and evaluation practices be developmentally appropriate, equitable, fair, and valid for all students and teachers.” If this policy had been accounted for by Principal Joyce, students and parents would not be raising the suspicion of inequitable, unfair, and invalid treatment of Mr. Messiha. The objective of this petition is to present the facts simply for the school board. These are the facts, and they have allowed us to find the source of this complication: Principal Deborah Joyce. Schools must foster an environment of productive communication and trust between students, parents, teachers, and administration to operate effectively. Principal Joyce has disrupted this environment by creating an unnecessary and unjustified claim. We urge the York Region District School board to reverse Mr. Messiha’s resignation and to address an issue which should have been discussed months ago. If not, they are not only losing a highly respected teacher but the trust of many students and parents. 1st Petition: ETFO's Policy Statements (under 16.0 Classroom Assessment and Evaluation)   Ming Pao News Coverage Sing Tao Daily News Coverage Superlife News Coverage

Casey Hon
425 supporters