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Petition to Justin Trudeau

Canadian Children Deserve Their Legal Right To Child Support To Be Taken Seriously!

#ChildrenFirst  Did you know that "deadbeat parents across Canada owe more than $3.7B in child support"?! (source: This number is based on the statistics from 2004, so in reality, this number is even higher. Now equate over $3.7 billion dollars to the missing life necessities and education opportunities for Canadian children whose parent is not meeting their legal obligation to provide for their child. In a vast majority of cases, the deadbeat parents use the child support as the means to retaliate to their ex-spouse for ending the relationship with them. Many of deadbeats have also been physically and/or psychologically abusive in their marriage, and are using the system to continue the abuse financially after the divorce. Blinded by their personal goals of vendetta, they place full responsibility on the primary caretaker parent (mostly mothers) to provide fully for the children. Of course, if anyone had ever experienced what it is like to raise a child (or children) completely alone and on a sole income without any financial help, they could understand what life-altering challenges the caretaker parents face. Often, they take on 2 or 3 jobs just to be able to cover the essentials such as healthy nutrition, shelter, clothing, and childcare. Very little to nothing is left to provide a child with anything above that.  Why is this happening? Deadbeat parents are not a new phenomenon in this world. Financial control and manipulation by withholding child support is an angry ex-spouse's tool to continue abuse. However, in our day and age, it is simply incomprehensible that children will be falling victims to this illegal behaviour of one of their parents. Canada, being one of the role model countries on a global arena, has highly ineffective, outdated, and underfunded systems in place that go against Canadian children's rights to owed child support. Family Responsibility Office in Ontario and similar agencies in other provinces require stong and meaningful tools to enforce child support owed to Canadian children! Many of the tools available to them at this point are outdated and ineffective when dealing with dead-beat parents who intentionally abuse the system, knowing how ineffective it is in enforcing child support. Single parents who have minor children and court orders in place are not able to collect any child support from their vindictive ex-spouses who use a lot of methods to avoid paying anything (cash jobs, intentional unemployment, and fleeing the area are just a few to mention). Canadian children deserve to have their legal right to financial support to be taken seriously by the government at both provincial and federal levels. This support is not a luxury but their right that needs to be honored and protected. Kim William's story from Ontario is just one of millions of examples: As Canadian parents, we urge Justin Trudeau, Justice Canada, Family Responsibility Office in Ontario and child support agencies in all other provinces in Canada to escalate this as the priority on your agenda! Many countries have effective methods of enforcing the child support payments to benefit their citizen children. Create stronger penalties for deadbeat parents and provide better investigation and enforcement tools to child support enforcement agencies in each province. In the USA, deadbeat parents are not able to escape the system as easily as in Canada, and penalties, including jail time are enforced better. Many other countries, like Sweden, have powerful ways to provide for the legal right to full child support. Please do not turn it into a long discussion and start acting. Children all across Canada need your involvement and support. They cannot fight for their right themselves and are counting on you to make it possible for them to have a better childhood where their financial needs are met as provided it for by the Canadian legislation. _____________________________________________________________ Here is how to help us make this petition more effective: “Read and share this news article so more people hear about our campaign”“Leave a comment if you have ideas for how we can win the petition”“Tweet at the decision maker”

Nina Anders
13 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Justin Trudeau, Tom Mulcair, Elizabeth May, Rhéal Fortin, Andrew Scheer

Stop Political Lapdog Appointments

In contrast to Britain's Prime Minister, the Prime Minister of Canada has the power to appoint whomever he wants to head up watchdog agencies that enforce key laws to protect our democracy and human rights, and to protect the environment, consumers and your family from being abused. More than 2,000 people are hand-picked by Canada's Prime Minister to head up these key watchdog agencies, with very few restrictions on whom he chooses.  The Prime Minister even gets to choose the watchdogs who enforce the laws that require himself, and his Cabinet ministers and top government officials, to be honest, ethical, open and waste-preventing! As a result, Canada's Prime Minister can easily pick lapdogs to be the Ethics Commissioner, Auditor General, Chief Electoral Officer, Lobbying Commissioner, RCMP Commissioner, Information Commissioner, Parliamentary Budget Officer, and Integrity Commissioner.  And the Prime Minister can pick lapdogs for the Canadian Human Rights Commission, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, National Energy Board, Immigration and Refugee Board, Competition Bureau, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, Transportation Safety Board, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, and for many more key watchdog agencies.  Those lapdogs can then protect the Prime Minister, his Cabinet ministers and government officials instead of strongly enforcing laws and holding them accountable for wrongdoing. This has to stop – unchecked political lapdog appointments that put unqualified people into powerful, important government jobs hurt our democracy, our environment and our families, and waste our money. And it can be stopped – the Ontario government has an independent committee to find qualified people to be appointed as judges for Ontario's courts.  And Britain has an independent committee to find qualified people to be appointed as the heads of judges and all law enforcement and watchdog agencies, boards, commissions and tribunals. You can help stop political lapdog appointments by signing and sharing this petition which calls on the federal government to set up a fully independent appointments committee, like Ontario and Britain have, to ensure that qualified, non-partisan people are chosen to be strong watchdogs for all these key law enforcement agencies. Prime Minister Trudeau will choose several key government watchdogs in the next few months, and the Liberals are using exactly the same process to choose lapdogs as former Prime Minister Harper's Conservatives used. The pressure is increasing on Prime Minister Trudeau to set up an independent appointments committee to stop him from appointing political lapdogs.  Your time to be heard is now -- please sign and share this petition with everyone you think may want to sign it. You can also help stop political lapdog appointments by your provincial government by clicking here now to send a letter to your Premier and provincial politician. See details about political lapdog appointments in the following recent news stories Toronto Star (May 23, 2017) -- Government shouldn’t choose watchdogs meant to hold it to account National Post (June 6, 2017) -- Trudeau Cabinet in conflict of interest when appointing ethics and lobbying watchdogs as both are investigating Trudeau Democracy Watch (May 17, 2017) -- Federal Liberals should suspend Ethics Commissioner, Lobbying Commissioner and other judicial and watchdog appointments until they make the appointment process independent and merit-based

Democracy Watch
11,655 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to The Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen, Justin Trudeau

Please Keep My Husband Here In Canada: Don't Break Apart Our New Family!!

     On January 25, 2017, my husband, Emmanuel Jaikaran, and I sat down in a room at the International Centre in Missasauga to hear an officer tell us one of the worst news imaginable; that the final decision the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship of Canada had made was to issue the deportation of my husband(Trinidad); after already serving 10 months in jail back in 2015. I gave birth to our 24 weeks premature twin boys late November & after having 1 of the 2 pass away right after birth and still having our son fighting for his life currently in the hospitals NICU, my tears wouldn't stay in.     He is a landed immigrant and has had the status of a permanent resident for many years. He has lived in Canada since the age of 12 and considers this country to be his home. The crime he commited wasn't anything drastic such as commiting bodily harm, rape, or murder. He was charged with having weed and drugs. He has served jail time, has taken and completed programs related to his charges within and outside the facility. There are many people here in the city of Toronto itself, who have committed rapes and murders and have committed much worse crimes, who roam the streets of Toronto. I'm asking that The Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen reconsiders this decision and to please give my husband another chance. He is not a threat to Canada and at this point in his life he soley wants to work, provide, and take care of his family.      My 12 year old stepson, who is currently in grade 7 is drastically affected by this news as well. Once he found out about the decision made, hes been having an extremely difficult time trying to cope. We need the support of him here in Canada: financially, physically(to help with the baby & my stepson teen years), and emotionally. Our baby needs both his parents love, care, and affection. If he were to get deported, it could be possibly another 10 years before he could be sponsored back & thats IF hes accepted. Our son wouldnt know who his father is.       Please show your support & sign this petition to get The Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen, Deputy Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, Marta Morgan, and Justin Trudeau to change their mind, to reconsider the decision thats been made!  

Gabrielle A.
1,443 supporters