E-Petitions Open for Signature – as of June 18, 2017

Environmental and social justice-related e-petitions currently open for signature

e-619 (Governor General’s Medals of Honour) – June 22, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-619

We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to recognize service within Search and Rescue by means of the creation of a “Canadian Search and Rescue Service Medal”, to be designated for volunteer service by SAR volunteers. An honour that is equivalent to what the other major first responder organisations are awarded. By doing this Canada would follow suit with Australia, another commonwealth country who has awarded the “National Medal” to volunteer search and recuse service since 1975. SPONSOR: Todd Doherty Cariboo—Prince George Conservative British Columbia

e-766 (Agricultural industry) – July 6, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-766

We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food to outright ban battery cages, enriched cages and all other cages from Canada’s egg industry, making it Illegal to confine a chicken in any cage of any size for any period of time and that the transition be far shorter than the 2036 timeline proposed by the Egg Farmers of Canada. SPONSOR: Murray Rankin Victoria NDP British Columbia

e-795 (Refugees) – September 29, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-795

We, the undersigned, the people of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to dismantle the Safe Third Country Agreement immediately, and take further steps to welcome and support refugees seeking asylum in North America, regardless of their country of origin, religion, gender, or sexuality. This accord has stood as a failure of human compassion and international humanitarian principles since its inception, and will continue to perpetrate immeasurable damage as the Trump administration puts their aggressively anti-immigrant policies into action. For our government to stand by would be nothing short of a national disgrace – but our shame, our guilt, will do nothing for the oppressed. We must stand as allies and friends, striving to uphold the principles of freedom and dignity for all. SPONSOR: Randall Garrison Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke NDP British Columbia

e-808 (Immigration) – June 28, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-808

We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to repeal the decision to deport Natasha, Jason-Lee, and Michael Jones to Jamaica and to grant them landed immigrant status in Canada. They are representative of what makes Canada a beacon of hope to people from all over the world who are looking for a safe place to pursue their dreams. They have worked hard, excelled in school, and are vital members of our vibrant Canadian community. SPONSOR: Chris Bittle St. Catharines Liberal Ontario

e-833 (Canadians abroad) – July 11, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-833

We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to work towards the immediate granting of bail to Hassan and securing his urgent return to his family and home in Canada. SPONSOR: Don Davies Vancouver Kingsway NDP British Columbia

e-894 (Working conditions) – July 19, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-894

We, the undersigned, Citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to act in earnest to consider “right to disconnect” employment laws that grant all Canadian employees the legal right to ignore work emails outside of typical working hours. SPONSOR: James Maloney Etobicoke—Lakeshore Liberal Ontario

e-896 (Border crossings) – August 1, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-896

We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to amend Bill C-23 to include the following protections: 1. To allow anyone who believes their Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Canadian Bill of Rights and Canadian Human Rights are being violated to withdraw from the Preclearance area or perimeter with no further questioning or detention; 2. To prohibit the forcible disclosure of online accounts and passwords, as these do not constitute goods or documents on the person of the traveller that is subject to the act; 3. To emphasize that the Preclearance Act shall not infringe on any rights or freedoms recognized by the Royal Proclamation of October 7, 1763; rights or freedoms that now exist by way of land claims agreements or may be so acquired; and any existing aboriginal and treaty rights of the aboriginal peoples of Canada. SPONSOR: Matthew Dubé Beloeil—Chambly NDP Quebec

e-903 (Lyme Disease) – June 28, 2017

https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-903

We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to ensure concerned stakeholders are included in the writing of this Framework, upholding the spirit and intent of the Act. The Draft Framework must be rewritten in joint collaboration with stakeholders and government, to incorporate diverse viewpoints and relevant scientific literature to benefit all Canadians. Sponsor: Elizabeth May Saanich—Gulf Islands Green Party British Columbia

e-905 (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) – June 28, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-905

We, the undersigned, members of the RCMP and citizens of Canada,, call upon the President of the Treasury Board to immediately implement a fair wage increase for RCMP members and bring Bill C-7 back to the House of Commons and accept the Senate amendments that expand the scope of grievance rights and remove exclusions that unduly restrict the bargaining rights of RCMP members. SPONSOR: Daniel Blaikie Elmwood—Transcona NDP Manitoba

e-912 (Refugees) – July 20, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-912

We, the undersigned, Citizens or residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to substantially increase as soon as possible the targets for taking in refugees to match the number of applications and the wave of generosity shown by a large number of Canadians and to work with the provinces and territories to better allocate the human and financial resources necessary to process sponsorship applications within a reasonable time. SPONSOR: Michel Picard Montarville Liberal Quebec

e-927 (Land use) – July 6, 2017

https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-927

We, the undersigned, Citizens and Residents of Canada, call upon the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to work with livestock producers, First Nations and Métis organizations, local committees and conservation organizations to create a multi-use prairie conservation network on all former PFRA Community Pastures that meets ranchers’ needs for grazing and protects Canada’s 75- year investment in the ecological wellbeing of this important ecosystem and its biodiversity, treaty, climate change, and heritage values. More Info: [ https://pfrapastureposts.wordpress.com/2017/03/12/official-parliamentary-petition-takeaction/ ] Wayne Stetski Kootenay—Columbia NDP British Columbia

e-934 (Omar Khadr) – July 20, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-934

We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to act immediately to offer Omar Khadr an official apology and award him appropriate redress and compensation. SPONSOR: Hélène Laverdière Laurier—Sainte-Marie NDP Quebec

e-935 (Health care services) – July 11, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-935

We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to support the NDP’s Motion M-65 that calls on the federal government to work with the provinces to cover the full cost of prescribed contraceptives. SPONSOR: Irene Mathyssen London—Fanshawe NDP Ontario

e-936 (National day) – August 10, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-936

We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to make International Women’s Day (March 8th), a National and statutory holiday in Canada. SPONSOR: Don Davies Vancouver Kingsway NDP British Columbia

e-943 (Pay equity) – August 5, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-943

We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to study the recent pay equity legislation that was recently passed in Iceland and implement a similar law in Canada requiring all companies, public and private, to prove they pay all employees equally regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, or nationality. SPONSOR: Marc Miller Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Soeurs Liberal Quebec

e-957 (Land use) – July 29, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-957

We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to to adopt a Trans Canada Trail Act that will establish minimum standards for quality and safety, and, in particular, will ensure that this trail (The Great Trail) is a genuinely non-motorized and world-class greenway. SPONSOR: Pam Damoff Oakville North—Burlington Liberal Ontarioe-957 (Land use) – July 29, 2017

e-959 (Health care services) – July 13, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-959

We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to: 1. Implement through a Federal law, a Pan-Canadian Universal Pharmacare Plan, in this 42nd Parliament; and 2. Implement a National Formulary for medically necessary drugs including a drug monitoring agency providing regulations and oversight to protect Canadians. SPONSOR: Mark Gerretsen Kingston and the Islands Liberal Ontario

e-980 (Parliament of Canada) – July 26, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-980

We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to pass a bill that allows for recall referendums. SPONSOR: Pierre-Luc Dusseault Sherbrooke NDP Quebec

e-981 (Employment) – August 3, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-981

We, the undersigned, CRA employees and union members, call upon the Minister of National Revenue to reverse the decision that impacts many constituents and their families by seriously disrupting their lives by asking them to choose between a job and relocating. SPONSOR: Alexandre Boulerice Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie NDP Quebec

e-992 (Immigration) – September 22, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-992

We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to reform Canada’s use of immigration detention and bring these practices into line with international law and practice. It is vital that the best interests of a child always be considered. Children should never be detained for immigration purposes. Adults must not be detained indefinitely or arbitrarily. Please adhere to the call of the UN Human Rights Committee and ensure that: • Immigration detention is only ever used as a measure of last resort; • Canada set a reasonable time limit for those held in immigration detention; • Meaningful alternatives to detention are always provided, particularly in the case of children. SPONSOR: Jenny Kwan Vancouver East NDP British Columbia

e-1000 (Immigration) – July 26, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1000

We, the undersigned, citizens or residents of Canada, call upon the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to use his discretionary power to grant permanent resident status to Sophie Thewys and Louis Pollack. SPONSOR: Matthew Dubé Beloeil—Chambly NDP Quebec

e-1002 (Manufacturing industry) – August 4, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1002

We, the undersigned, Unifor Local 88, call upon the Government of Canada to secure future production levels at GM CAMI Ingersoll by: 1. Demanding GM reverse their decision to build the next generation GMC Terrain in Mexico and bring that production back to GM CAMI Ingersoll, maintaining production and staffing levels at 2016 numbers; 2. Engaging stakeholders to develop an effective National Auto Strategy, including (i) the integration of federal and provincial investment attraction, (ii) ensuring Canada’s investment incentives are competitive and efficient, (iii) reversing automotive trade deficit with all countries, including Mexico. SPONSOR: Tracey Ramsey Essex NDP Ontario

e-1007 (Criminal justice system) – August 8, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1007

We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to: 1. Amend changes made in Sections 4 (1) (a) and (b) of the Criminal Records Act (“the CRA”), which increased the wait times after which offenders are eligible to apply for a pardon from 3 and 5 years for summary and indictable offenses, respectively, to 5 and 10 years; 2. Amend the terminology in Section 4.1 of the CRA, reverting terminology back to “Pardon”, in place of “Record Suspension”; and 3. Revert cost of applications to be more affordable for applicants. SPONSOR: Dan Vandal Saint Boniface—Saint Vital Liberal Manitoba

e-1013 (Senate) – August 3, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1013

We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to request for the resignation or dismissal of Conservative Senator Lynn Beyak due to her lack of empathy for all Indian Residential School Survivors, their families, and all Canadians. SPONSOR: Romeo Saganash Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou NDP Quebec

e-1015 (Immigration) – August 16, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1015

We, the undersigned, concerned residents and citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commonsto direct Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to implement recommendation number 20 of the Standing Committee on CIMM’s Report 8, by putting in place transitional provisions that would enable dependent children who would have been eligible before the change in August 2014 to apply for permanent residence in Canada and to repeal at once the two-year period of conditional permanent residence to which many spouses immigrating under the family sponsorship program are subjected. SPONSOR: Karine Trudel Jonquière NDP Quebec

e-1018 (Use of animals in research) – August 4, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1018

We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to: 1. Become an animal testing free Country by 2020; 2. Ensure that existing and future animals in labs be released alive and in good health instead of being euthanized until animal testing is phased out by 2020; 3. Ensure that ITR Labs of Montreal is independently investigated for violation of Canada Council on Animal Care guidelines; and 4. Fully fund the CCAC to prevent conflicts of interest and make the CCAC fully accountable to the Canadian government. SPONSOR: Don Davies Vancouver Kingsway NDP British Columbia

e-1027 (Aboriginal affairs) – August 16, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1027

We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to acknowledge flaws of Qalipu enrollment process, rectify them by discarding criterion violating applicants rights, stop disenfranchising Qalipu applicants, and honor commitments to the recognition of Newfoundland Mi’kmaq people as First Nations under the Indian Act including the disenfranchised Qalipu applicants. SPONSOR: Romeo Saganash Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou NDP Quebec

e-1030 (Navigable waters) – September 23, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1030

We, the undersigned, Indigenous & Non Indigenous Peoples of the Great Lakes, First Nations, Metis and Inuit and Citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to undertake a process by which to formerly acknowledge the Great Lakes as Living Entities, thereby assigning legal personhood to each Lake including Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario within its power as a Nation State under the British Commonwealth; Support the formation of a Multi-Interest Great Lakes Tribunal lead by Indigenous Peoples that will act as the Voice of these new Persons. This entity should be formulated by appointment via Indigenous protocols and through multi-interest groups already in existence. Reinstate the Navigable Waters Protection Act through repealing sections of the Omnibus Bill C-45. SPONSOR: Elizabeth May Saanich—Gulf Islands Green Party British Columbia

e-1034 (Immigration) – August 11, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1034

We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to immediately implement the recommendations laid out by HUMA in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program Report with special attention to: recommendations (14 & 15) regarding the removal of employer-specific work permits, recommendations (16-19) regarding increased pathways to permanent residency for all Temporary Foreign Workers, and recommendations (20 & 21) regarding increased, and more effective, monitoring of employers and recruiters. SPONSOR: Don Davies Vancouver Kingsway NDP British Columbia

e-1035 (Aboriginal affairs) – September 20, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1035

We, the undersigned, Treaty 1-11 Indigenous Peoples, call upon the Government of Canada to Successor State, to recognize the Treaty Right to Citizenship by reinstating the Treaty Cards for Treaties 1-11 Citizens. SPONSOR: Romeo Saganash Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou NDP Quebec

e-1054 (Fishing industry) – August 19, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1054

We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the government of Canada to conduct a public inquiry to examine: 1. All aspects of NL Fisheries Management; 2. The roles of DFO and Fish Food & Allied Workers; 3. The groundfish moratorium; 4. All science and management related issues. SPONSOR: Scott Simms Coast of Bays—Central—Notre Dame Liberal Newfoundland and Labrador

e-1067 (Canada Labour Code) – September 23, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1067

We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to urge the Government of Canada and the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour to introduce legislation amendment to the Canada Labour Code that (i) directly prohibits psychological violence in the workplace, and (ii) prohibits employees from being exposed to hazardous work environments due to workplace psychological violence, for all federally regulated employees throughout Canada. SPONSOR: Sheri Benson Saskatoon West NDP Saskatchewan

e-1072 (Rail transportation) – September 9, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1072

We, the undersigned, recreational and commercial users of the Kicking Horse River, business owners of Golden, and concerned citizens, call upon the Government of Canada to recognize the importance of the rafting industry in the town of Golden, British Columbia (B.C.), and the benefits that this ecotourism industry brings to our community; and Help hold CP Rail accountable to the promises they made to the rafting industry and town of Golden, B.C., of re-opening the lower canyon access point for the rafting season of 2016 in a public press release and interview last spring; and Work with CP Rail to re-instate safe and legal access to the Kicking Horse River lower canyon section in order to support our community and rafting industry as soon as possible; and Respect our community and its social and economic needs by opening the access immediately by whatever means necessary. SPONSOR: Wayne Stetski Kootenay—Columbia NDP British Columbia

e-1090 (Access to information) – September 8, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1090

We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to immediately begin the process of turning over all historical documents to LAC; reform the ATI and Library and Archives Canada Act to ensure historical material does not remain hidden outside of LAC. SPONSOR: Murray Rankin Victoria NDP British Columbia

e-1105 (Health care services) – October 6, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1105

We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to Implement federal funding to improve delivery and access to mental health services across Canada’s provinces and territories. Additionally we respectfully request the Government of Canada to place further pressure upon, and guidance to, provincial and territorial governments and respective health Ministries to improve funding and delivery structure of mental health services particularly in remote and rural communities where services are limited or non-existent. SPONSOR: Georgina Jolibois Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River NDP Saskatchewan

e-1116 (Copyright) – September 23, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1116

We, the undersigned, citizens (or residents) of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to to add Section 12.1 to the Copyright Act: 12.1 Works noted in section 12 are no longer protected by copyright upon being made available to the public. SPONSOR: Sheri Benson Saskatoon West NDP Saskatchewan

e-1120 (Republic of Congo) – September 23, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1120

We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to exert diplomatic pressure on the DRC to end violence and human rights abuses and to ensure timely, free, fair and transparent elections. SPONSOR: Anita Vandenbeld Ottawa West—Nepean Liberal Ontario

e-1126 (National holidays) – September 26, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1126

We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to Establish a “National Day for Truth and Reconciliation” SPONSOR: Don Rusnak Thunder Bay—Rainy River Liberal Ontario

e-1129 (Drinking water) – September 27, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1129

Whereas: •There are Canadians that do not have access to clean drinking water. We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to include having access to clean drinking water as a right in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and to ensure that ALL Canadians have clean drinking water by 2020, without any excuses or further bureaucratic delays. SPONSOR: Julie Dabrusin Toronto—Danforth Liberal Ontario

e-1136 (Pay equity) – October 11, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1136

We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to create pro-active pay equity legislation now to close the wage gap and deliver economic equality for women. SPONSOR: Randy Boissonnault Edmonton Centre Liberal Alberta

e-1137 (Radio and television programming) – October 5, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1137

We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to : 1. Review the CRTC’s decisions on broadcast licence renewals; and 2. Fill vacancies at the CRTC with diverse individuals who will bring experience and in-depth knowledge of both the media production sector and federal policy to ensure Canada’s screen-based production sector will continue to thrive and grow. SPONSOR: Julie Dabrusin Toronto—Danforth Liberal Ontario

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