racial justice in Canada

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Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Women Deliver, Premier of British Columbia John Horgan, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, Justin Trudeau, Women Deliver, John Horgan

Stand Up For Women’s Rights in Canada

“Women Deliver is a leading global advocate that champions gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women” (Women Deliver, n.d.). In Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the Women Deliver 2019 Global Conference will be held from June 3 to June 6, 2019 and “over 6,000 world leaders, influencers, advocates, academics, activists, and journalists from more than 150 countries” will attend (Women Deliver, n.d.). Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau said, “Prioritizing the health, rights, and well being of girls and women is not optional, but in fact, foundational to drive change and progress for all, and this is reflected in our new feminist foreign policy.” And “Canada is proud to host the next Women Deliver Conference as a global convener to bring us all further in advancing human rights for women” (Women Deliver, n.d.). However, the government in British Columbia/Canada deliberately ignored and has deliberately persistently failed to stop discrimination/Human Rights/Women’s Rights violations in BC/Canada. Some of the examples are: By the ongoing discrimination/harassment/abuse/fraud/persecution etc., the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) etc. took away the registered nurse job from a single mother immigrant the day before her graduation from UNBC with her registered nurse degree by deliberately denying her degree and deliberately have ruined her/her child/their family/their lives. Many other students of different race, religion, family status, marital status, place of origin etc. have suffered horrible injustice etc. at UNBC. Some Indigenous women were abused/deceived/forced/coerced to sterilization. It is also discrimination and Human Rights/Women’s Rights violations in Canada. You can find more information about it in the petition “Stop sterilizing Indigenous women without consent.” Women require to see a gynecologist without a referral. It is practiced in many countries, it helps women in many ways, as well as based on the shortage of the family physicians’ services, it would also free space for a family physician to see another patient.    Request to see a gynecologist without a referral was initiated by an Ontario woman who has a chronic disease and requires to have her checks up by a gynecologist regularly and described what she experiences in that part of Canada. Help to bring awareness about those and to stop injustice/Human Rights/Women’s Rights violations in British Columbia/Canada. Sign and Share the Petition Women Deliver. (n.d.). Women Deliver 2019 Global Conference to be Held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. New York, NY: Author. Women Deliver. (n.d.). Our Work - Women Deliver.  Retrieved from

Stant up for Women's Rights in Canada
2,048 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to John Horgan

Grant Tetyana Melnychuk her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree which UNBC withheld through discrimination and abuse

Chairs of nursing schools can declare any nursing student "unsuitable" just as a matter of personal dislike for that person. The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) waited until the end of my registered nurse training  program to fail me in the last course, thereby maximizing their revenue, the bank's profit, and my student debt.  This happened even thought I was one of the top nursing students.  It was part of ongoing discrimination, abuse, and persecution against me by three nursing instructors and the chair of the nursing program at UNBC, who did not like the fact I am an immigrant English Second Language student and a single mother. UNBC consistently supports the chair of UNBC's School of Nursing, no matter what she and some of her faculty members do to nursing students. UNBC officials turn a deaf ear to the students' complaints unless the student can afford a lawyer.  Not surprisingly, since 2011 UNBC has banned lawyers from the student appeal process. I now owe a huge student debt with no means of repaying it or of supporting myself and my minor son. According to a lawyer, I have a human rights case against UNBC. However, without legal representation, I am unable to defend my rights against UNBC and obtain my registered nurse degree.  Moreover, Legal Aid and pro bono legal services do not provide help for low income people in cases such as mine. Provincial governments have privileged universities, but failed to protect students' rights and interests.  Publicly the BC government deplores the increase in child poverty! Please do not ignore this family; help and make one child's life better.                                                                                                                    I am asking you to help me obtain my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UNBC, so that I can write my registered nurse exam, receive my registered nurse license, find work, pay off my student debt, support myself and my son, and become a self sufficient member of society.                                                                                                                      What Martha MacLeod and some other UNBC instructors have done to some UNBC students is horrible.                                                                                                                UNBC must be compelled to treat its students fairly.  Students' rights need to be protected, and one of the best ways to do that is to allow students to have representation by a lawyer through all four stages  (instructor, chair, dean, senate) of the appeal process. This assistance needs to have funds available so that low and middle income students can enjoy the same effective rights as the wealthy. Please support us and pass this petition to others. Thank you very much for your support.   To know more about how UNBC has mistreated me, follow this link      

Tetyana Melnychuk
2,605 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Mayor's Office, City of Toronto, Government of Ontario, Crosslinx , Ellis Don, Daniels Corporation, Govan Brown

End Racist Violence in Commercial Construction and Building Development

In the past few months, nooses were hung at multiple construction workplaces in Toronto to intimidate Black workers. Here's what we know, so far: Not one arrest has been made or hate crime charge laid in any of the 5 incidents. Further, Black, Indigenous, racialized, female, and LGBTQ workers in construction are regularly harassed, assaulted and, in fact, most who begin in this industry leave shortly after, because of the violence they experience.  Hatred and white supremacist violence has festered in these workplaces with impunity.  The Ministry of Labour has the legislative oversight responsibility over this sector and yet there has been no accountability required of this large powerful and connected workplace lobby.  The construction companies whose sites upon which the nooses were found – Crosslinx, Ellis Don Ltd., Daniels Corp. and Govan Brown – specifically need to be held accountable for perpetuating unsafe workplaces. The Ministry of the Attorney General has to start laying hate crimes charges for these heinous crimes linked to the hate of Black People.  The City of Toronto needs to assess why its police force chose not to lay charges in the terrorization of Black workers. The whole industry related to commercial construction needs to step up.  It is time to take action: We demand the Province and City act forcefully in bringing this industry into compliance with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Criminal Code, the Ontario Human Rights Code, Workplace Safety and Harassment legislation and common decency.  Toronto citizens deserve safe workplaces free from terror. PLEASE help us get the word out, and share this campaign on your social media platforms. For more details, and the full letter to the Ontario government, see @csarc_to on Instagram or Twitter. Thank you to everyone who is helping ensure the construction industry is a safe place to work for everyone.If your organization would like to sign onto these demands, please email In Solidarity,Community Solidarity Against Racism in Construction (CSARC) Signatories:Urban Alliance on Race RelationsBlack Architects and Interior Designers AssociationChinese Canadian Nation Council (CCNC) - Toronto ChapterBeachers for Black LivesOlds Cool General StoreNot Another Black LifeFriends of Chinatown (FOCT)Unity MosqueRima Berns McGown, MPPKristyn Wong-Tam, City CouncillorTrustee Chris Moise, Ward 10, University - Rosedale and Toronto CentreCoalition against White Supremacy and IslamophobiaSocial Justice Committee of the Danforth Jewish CircleStantecToronto East Anti-Hate MobilizationAssociation of Consulting Engineering Companies - OntarioArtists Against RacismPeter Taburns, MPPOntario Public Works Association

Community Solidarity Against Racism in Construction
6,491 supporters
This petition won 1 month ago

Petition to Minister David Lametti, Simon Jolin-Barrette

Tell the government that we need justice for the Quebec City Massacre

On November 26, the Quebec Court of Appeal found that section 745.51 of the Criminal Code is unconstitutional in the case of Bissonnette v The Queen. This case arose from the brutal Quebec City Mosque killings on January 29, 2017, which was the largest attack on a religious institution in Canadian history.  This means that Alexandre Bissonnette would be eligible for parole in 25 years.  For many of us, this is a very deeply troubling scenario to imagine. Our hearts break for the families of the victims. We believe that the issues raised at the Quebec Court of Appeal on consecutive sentences strikes at the heart of our judicial system – and about what cruel and unusual punishment really mean.  Tell the government that we need justice for the Quebec City Massacre Sign this petition urging the Attorney General of Quebec to consider appealing this judgement, and for Minister Lametti to intervene so that this constitutional question is answered at the Supreme Court of Canada. The Supreme Court should weigh in on this important question. Français: Le 26 novembre, la Cour d'appel du Québec a conclu que l'article 745.51 du Code pénal est inconstitutionnel dans l'affaire Bissonnette c. La Reine. Cette affaire fait suite aux meurtres brutaux ayant eu lieu à la grande mosquée de Québec le 29 janvier 2017, constituant la plus grande attaque contre une institution religieuse de l'histoire du Canada. Cela signifie qu'Alexandre Bissonnette serait admissible à une libération conditionnelle dans 25 ans. Pour beaucoup d'entre nous, c'est un scénario très troublant à imaginer. Nous avons le cœur brisé pour les familles des victimes. Nous croyons que les questions soulevées à la Cour d'appel du Québec sur les peines consécutives frappent au cœur de notre système judiciaire, et sur ce que signifie réellement une peine cruelle et inusitée. Signez cette pétition pour que le procureur général du Québec envisage de faire un appel à ce jugement, et pour que le ministre Lametti intervienne afin que cette question constitutionnelle soit réglée à la Cour suprême du Canada. La Cour suprême devrait intervenir sur cette question importante.  

National Council of Canadian Muslims
20,273 supporters