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justin trudeau

17 petitions

Started 2 months ago

Petition to Peter Van Loan, Justin Trudeau, Jessicatrickey25@hotmail.com , Leona Alleslev, Margaret Quirk, Kathleen Wynne

Get air conditioning in our elementary schools!

Our young kid's are legally expected to go to our school's in Canada. Most parent's cannot afford to home school our children with how expensive our economy has become. These kid's and their teacher's suffer in the summer months in the hot sticky classrooms. Our government needs to take a better look at this issue. Fan's do not cut it when the classroom is 30+ inside, the school's light's are always off to hopefully reduce the extra heat and it does not do much either. I and many other parent's have walked into these schools to find our kids sweating and they are miserable! The kid's and teacher's are cooking inside these walls! I want the government to find it in their budget to fund these school's to get the proper air conditioning system's put in! Your forcing parent's to send their kid's and even the teacher into a building that is NOT fit for our young children to learn in or for any adult to teach in. Please help the people in Canada to keep our future kid's safe from these brutal surroundings our kid's are put into when they are supposed to be comfortable and learning (they are all our future so we need to take care of them)! Also I am 100% sure parent's would rather see our tax money spent in places like this than in half the things the government spends it on!  Thank you,  Jessica Storey

Jessica Storey
537 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to Justin Trudeau

Stop killing the Oceans and Marine Life. Today is Canada's #LastStraw.

My name is Rohan Jain. I am a 17 year old student in Toronto, Ontario. I have been running an environmental blog called the www.thesocialpoop.com A few days ago, I was researching plastic and came across these horrifying facts: 10 metric tons of plastic are dumped in the Pacific Ocean everyday. As of March 23rd, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is 3x the size of France, 2x the size of Texas and makes up 40% of the ocean. This has led to the death of Albatrosses, sea turtles and other creatures. We are exposed to plastic each day in our food and water bottles. To make matters even worse, these microplastics are consumed daily by everyone. If we do not change our ways, the oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050. For a second, I want you to think about the devastating effects that plastic has on our health and the environment. Some Facts about Straws Of the 8 million metric tonnes of plastic dumped in the ocean each year, plastic straws are amongst the top 10. 1 billion plastic straws are globally consumed daily. This equals for a grand total of 365 billion plastic straws globally consumed each year.  1/2 of this amount is consumed in the United States. Why Straws? Plastic Straws are found pretty much everywhere - Examples are restaurants, bars, amusement parks, hotels, the Starbucks around the corner, and even our own homes.  Do we really need plastic straws? There are a vast amount of eco-friendly options that are bio-degradable.  Our Goal - June G7 Summit 2018 In April 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has skirted around plastic straws, merely stating he would be open for suggestions and would like to discuss the issue with fellow G7 nations during the June 8-9 G7 Summit. However, we do not want the Canadian government backing out on a great start to fixing our polluted oceans and environment. In fact, Britain has banned plastic straws effective in 2019. We want Prime Minister Trudeau, the Canadian government, and the world to know that Canadians expect a similar response. Canada says: This is our #LastStraw.

Rohan Jain
4,437 supporters
Started 3 months ago

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: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/deadbeats-across-canada-owe-more-than-3-7b-in-support-1.2782955 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: https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/ontario-agency-struggling-to-get-child-support-payments-1.2823899 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
21 supporters