Petition to Canadian Human Rights Commission, Canadian Judicial Council, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, Federal Court of Canada, Governor General of Canada, Human Rights Tribunal of Canada, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Justin Trudeau, Supreme Court of Canada, Women and Gender Equality Canada, Canadian Members of Parliament, Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Legislative Assembly Of British Columbia, Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, Legislative Assembly of Ontario, United Nations, Queen Elizabeth II
Have the churches to pay for excavation of Residential School grounds and record search
Residential schools operated under the direct supervision of churches from varied denominations of Christianity operating for over 160 years, with the last one closing in 1997. Children who attended did not do so voluntarily. Children were removed from their homes as young as 3 years old, and many children never returned to their homes. The express purpose of the school was to remove Indigenous, Inuit, and Metis children from the care of their families and to strip them of cultural knowledge and cultural pride. The impacts of Residential schools are observed over multiple generations and the Residential school system contributed massively to the disenfranchisement of Indigenous, Inuit, and Metis peoples. In the wake of the discovery of the buried remains of 215 children on the grounds of a Kamloops Residential School, people are asking for justice louder than ever. People are asking for the search and excavation of all residential school grounds. Indigenous, Inuit, and Metis peoples have been asking after their loved ones for generations. Indigenous, Inuit, and Metis peoples deserve justice and the bodies of their loved ones should be returned to them for their families to grieve and honour. Presbyterian, Anglican, and United church have apologized for the harm done but this is not enough. These churches owe reparations to Indigenous, Inuit, and Metis peoples. The Catholic church has not yet apologized, despite requests from members of the Canadian government and Canadian citizens. This church owes reparations to Indigenous, Inuit, and Metis peoples. An apology without action is not an apology, and the aforementioned churches must accept financial responsibility for the search and excavation of all Residential school properties. This is a necessary piece for fostering peace. By signing this petition you are supporting Indigenous, Inuit, and Metis communities in their efforts to find justice, and you're acknowledging the harm done to these communities by the churches. Let signing this petition be just one act of many that supports the healing process for Canadian Indigenous, Inuit, and Metis Peoples.
Petition to Immigration Canada, border agency
Ask the government of Canada to stop the separation of a child with her mother.
The Canadian border agency is about to deport a mother of 2 years old girl. This child is Canadian, the mother has been living in Canada for 6 years working and paying taxes, but her visa was not renewed and now Canada wants to deport her leaving the child behind. Where they are sending her ( Holland)she has no job, no family members or any connections whatsoever, she lived there a few years to acquire citizenship but has no ties. However, all her relatives live in Canada(including: two sisters, father, nephews and nieces). Lydia icoyitungiye ( mother) is a productive member of our community, she has been so helpful in our community especially helping new immigrants settle in Canada, this is why we are taking it upon ourselves to ask all Canadians to join our efforts to stop her deportation. Canada has a compassionate program she can qualify for to live in Canada permanently and raise her child in Canada without the fear of causing all the trauma that awaits this child when her mother is deported. Vicentia( the girl) is Canadian just like me and all of us and has all the rights to live with her loving mother, but she cannot speak for herself, we can be her voice by signing this petition.
Petition to Justin Trudeau
Justice for day school survivors
Canada urgently needs to conduct a comprehensive review of the Indian Day School Survivors Compensation Settlement Agreement in order to ensure that its implementation met the highest standards of fiduciary fairness and sensitive treatment of Indian Day School Survivors, including members of our respective First Nations and many of the undersigned. There has been a tremendous outpouring of dismay from Indian Day School Survivors right across this country, upset with the rigid approach to the Settlement and the lack of appeal and review processes embraced by the Settlement Agreement. Many Day School Survivors received little outside assistance with the process of completing their Submissions for Compensation and despite suffering a life-changing abuse found the stated criteria for proving physical, psychological and sexual abuse to be just too daunting and traumatic to result in applications for more than the basic Common Experience (Level 1) Compensation Payment offered – from which there was no appeal or review available once the basic Compensation was paid. Likewise, those same survivors found it particularly unfair and inequitable that Day School Survivors who attended these largely Church-run schools for as little as one day received the same level of Compensation as those who attended for nearly a decade. The agreement specifies psychological abuse as one of three types of harms for compensation.The actual application addresses only verbal abuse and limits it to a level 1 category. Psychological abuse in day schools over longer periods has been acknowledged as the dominant cause of long term trauma for survivors. While Level 1 Day School Survivors are not interested in seeing any claimant’s Compensation reclaimed by Settlement Administrators, Level 1 Survivors are insisting and would petition the Government to review and reopen the Settlement Compensation Agreement and ensure that those Survivors are able to make a full and informed application in order to address the sometimes horrific physical, sexual and psychological abuse that they did suffer at the hands of Day School Staff or Students, without the limitations inherent in the Level 1 criteria and taking into account actual days of servitude within the Day School System. caution: we are not asking for any monetary support, only signatures and shares!
Petition to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Federal Minister of Justice David Lametti, Federal Public Safety Minister Bill Blair
Ban the Proud Boys and associated groups as Terrorist Orgs.
On 06 January 2021, the world watched in horror as a giant, armed mob of Insurrectionists attempted a coup on the Capitol of the United States of America. As everyone by now knows, a police officer was killed as were four civilians. Among the groups and organizations who staged this atrocity is the self-identified as White Supremacist, explicitly antisemitic and racist Proud Boys, which is founded right here in Canada by a man named Gavin McInnes. We are hearing and reading in the news media that the Canadian Government is 'considering' designating it as a terrorist organization. We wonder what the hold up is. We demand that the Proud Boys be designated a terrorist organization, which they are, and that membership be made illegal forthwith.
Petition to Justin Tredeau, Canada, RCMP, Government of Canada
Call for a motion to end the RCMP's Systemic Racism Towards Indigenous Canadians
Canada's Indigenous Population has in no doubt been treated unfairly. It, unfortunately, goes beyond what people think was hundreds of years ago, every single Canadian Government from Sir John a. Macdonald (Creator of Canada) to Justin Trudeau's Administration (The Current Government) has treated Indigenous Canadians in a way that is unacceptable. Very recently, Canada's Royal RCMP was caught red-handed forcefully & violently removing Indigenous Canadians from the land that they rightfully own. The reason is to benefit Large Companies that wanna steal Indigenous Land. Although being illegal, the RCMP did it anyways & they have a very long & prevalent history of doing this very thing, likely due in part to the fact that Canada's RCMP was created for the sole purpose of Controlling Indigenous Canadians. The issue going on right now is one that is unavoidable without a serious policy change. To stop the RCMP from mistreating Indigenous Canadians, the government needs to create a motion to scrutinize systemic racism in the RCMP. The issue with the Indigenous Population & how our government treats them is wrong, and Canadians need to stand up & say enough.
Petition to Brett Fairbairn, Marilyn McLean
TRU Faculty call for the immediate suspension of senior administrators under investigation
Please note - if you are a former TRU employee (faculty, staff, administrator) or current TRU staff or administrator and support this petition, then please consider initiating a parallel petition. Do not sign this one as it is for current TRU faculty. Thompson Rivers University (TRU) faculty call for the immediate suspension of Matt Milovick, TRU VP Administration and Finance, and Larry Phillips, TRU AVP People and Culture, pending the results of the Board of Governors' (BOG) investigation into allegations of harassment and bullying. It is common practice in academia - when serious allegations are lodged against those in positions of power - to place those under investigation on immediate leave with pay. This is not only to protect the safety of the complainants, particularly those who must report to those under investigation, but also to ensure a fair and equitable process for all involved. As the President and Chair of the BOG, we implore you to take immediate action. For more information, see: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-108-daybreak-kamloops/clip/15880446-tru-investigating-behaviours-two-senior-leaders-university https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-108-daybreak-kamloops/clip/15880763-reaction-continues-allegations-two-tru-administrators We the undersigned, attest that we are faculty of TRU, and that we support this call. Wendy Hulko, PhD, MSW, Associate Professor, School of Social Work and Human Service, Member of the TRUFA Equity Committee, and TRUFA Representative to the Disability Management and Rehabilitation Committee
Petition to Patrick Deane, Queen's University
Rescind Duncan Campbell Scott's Honorary Degree
In 1939, Queen's University awarded Duncan Campbell Scott an honorary LL.D (Doctor of Laws). Scott is well known for his role as deputy superintendent of the Department of Indian Affairs (1913-1932), and the implementation of residential school policies. Duncan Campbell Scott is responsible for cultural genocide. To honour such an abhorrent individual is to condone violence and murder. Patrick Deane, this is a call to rescind Duncan Campbell Scott's title, and take steps to undermine White supremacy and colonialism within our Institution.