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

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

E-Petitions – as of Nov. 18, 2017 – “open for signature date”

e-1135 (Use of animals in research) – January 19, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1135

We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Minister of Justice to protect these animals, to bring Canada in line with other industrialized nations and to require licensing and regulation of all Canadian scientific laboratories, suppliers and teaching centres where animals are held and used. SPONSOR: Elizabeth May Saanich—Gulf Islands Green Party British Columbia

e-1189 (Museums) – January 10, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1189

We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to have Canada’s national museums, which are crown corporations, charge no admission to all visitors so that everyone, especially lower income families, can have the opportunity to learn about our great country. SPONSOR: Alistair MacGregor Cowichan—Malahat—Langford NDP British Columbia

e-1201 (Republic of Yemen) – December 12, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1201

We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:

  • Initiate an exceptional diplomatic effort, urging the Saudi-lead coalition to immediately cease its airstrikes;
  • Open all possible diplomatic channels to urge Yemeni combatants to agree to an immediate cessation of hostilities;
  • Encourage both sides in the conflict to seek a long-term, peaceful, and democratic resolution; and
  • Undertake a massive increase of life-saving humanitarian aid to Yemen. SPONSOR: Kennedy Stewart Burnaby South NDP British Columbia

e-1204 (Port of Churchill) – December 6, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1204

We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to support the proposal to repair the train tracks, re-nationalize the Port and rail line, and work with Churchill and northern First Nations to take it forward.

SPONSOR: Niki Ashton Churchill—Keewatinook Aski NDP Manitoba

e-1208 (Trucking and truckers) – November 29, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1208

We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Minister of Transport to ensure that the next revision of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act includes a regulation update that ensures all trucks built in or imported to Canada are equipped with this proven lifesaving equipment by 2025 and that the Government of Canada take measures to install sideguards on all federal government vehicles where needed and is practicable within a reasonable period of time.

SPONSOR: Mona Fortier Ottawa—Vanier Liberal Ontario

e-1215 (Hazardous products) – December 15, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1215

We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to suspend these shipments immediately, pending an independent environmental assessment that will consider alternatives such as down-blending and solidification of the liquid, as originally planned. SPONSOR: Nathaniel Erskine-Smith Beaches—East York Liberal Ontario

e-1219 (Cruelty to animals) – December 6, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1219

We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to require slaughterhouses and other industrial agri-businesses that raise, transport, or slaughter large numbers of animals to install video surveillance equipment, with a feed that can be viewed by CFIA officials and the public.

SPONSOR: Nathaniel Erskine-Smith Beaches—East York Liberal Ontario

e-1220 (Waste management) – December 9, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1220

We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to

  1. suspend all environmental assessments of projects involving permanent disposal of radioactive waste;
  2. restart these projects under new environmental assessment legislation; and
  3. adopt the Expert Panel recommendation that a new federal impact assessment authority replace the CNSC as decision maker for nuclear projects.

SPONSOR: David McGuinty Ottawa South Liberal Ontario

 

e-1221 (Nuclear and military exports) – December 9, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1221

We, the undersigned, Citizens and Residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to Stand for Canadian Principles of Human Rights and stop supporting the Saudi Arabian violation of international humanitarian law by:

  1. Immediately halting all transfer of Canadian made weapons to Saudi Arabia
  2. Cancel all active and pending arms deals with Saudi Arabia
  3. Reject all future arms deals with Governments with human right violations, including Saudi Arabia

SPONSOR: Linda Duncan Edmonton Strathcona NDP Alberta

e-1228 (Canadian citizenship) – December 15, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1228

We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to continue to work in consultation and partnership with Indigenous Nations located across Canada as well as the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs to redevelop the Discover Canada Study Guide curriculum and Citizenship Exam so that it acknowledges Indigenous Treaty Rights, Requires applicants to answer a question regarding the Traditional Territories that they are currently inhabiting, and Upholds the spirit of the commitment made in the Minister of IRCC’s mandate letter to educate new Canadians on residential schools and the legacy of colonialism.

SPONSOR: Pam Damoff Oakville North—Burlington Liberal Ontario

e-1230 (National holidays) – January 11, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1230

We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to declare June 21st, National Aboriginal Day to be a statutory holiday across this country.

SPONSOR: Mark Gerretsen Kingston and the Islands Liberal Ontario

e-1233 (Canada Pension Plan) – January 4, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1233

We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to pass legislation in Parliament, to review and eventually disallow the deducting of the Canada Pension Plan Disability benefits from sick Canadians registered pensions, these pensions have been paid for by Canadians by means of deductions from their pay checks, and to pass legislation in Parliament to retroactively return all monies deducted from these disabled Canadians registered income.

SPONSOR: Mark Gerretsen Kingston and the Islands Liberal Ontario

e-1234 (Official languages of Canada) – January 20, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1234

We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to provide interpretation and translation services in Nehiyawewin/Cree in the House of Commons.

SPONSOR: Robert-Falcon Ouellette Winnipeg Centre Liberal Manitoba

e-1235 (Employment Insurance Program) – December 26, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1235

We, the undersigned, petitioners, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to look at ways to provide better support to parents who lose a child under the age of one.

SPONSOR: Blake Richards Banff—Airdrie Conservative Alberta

e-1236 (Canada Post Corporation) – January 5, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1236

We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to instruct Canada Post to make a rapid transition to include postal banking in its mandate. SPONSOR: Niki Ashton Churchill—Keewatinook Aski NDP Manitoba

e-1238 (Protection of the environment – January 16, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1238

We, the undersigned, concerned electors of Central Nova, citizens and residents of Canada, and representatives of future generations, call upon the Government of Canada to accept the recommendations of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development and take further actions, including an amendment to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, to ensure the right to a healthy environment for all Canadians, including the right to breathe clean air, drink fresh water, consume safe food, access nature, know about the pollutants released into the local environment and participate in government decisions that will affect the environment.

SPONSOR: Sean Fraser Central Nova Liberal Nova Scotia

e-1244 (Protection of the environment) – December 23, 2017

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1244

We, the undersigned, concerned citizens of Canada, call upon the Minister of Foreign Affairs to refer these two water diversion projects in North Dakota, as per Article IX of the Boundary Waters Treaty, to the International Joint Commission for review to ensure “that the waters herein defined as boundary waters and waters flowing across the boundary shall not be polluted on either side to the injury of health or property on the other” as per the specific provision contained in Article IV of the Boundary Waters Treaty.

SPONSOR: Daniel Blaikie Elmwood—Transcona NDP Manitoba

e-1247 (Tax system) – January 10, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1247

We, the undersigned, the Medical Doctors of Canada, call upon the Minister of Finance to abandon his proposed changes in the “Tax Planning Using Private Corporations” proposal and to publicly commit to not raising taxes on small business owners which would adversely affect all Canadians. If the Minister of Finance decides to go ahead with proposed tax changes impacting Private Corporations, MDs should be offered government benefits, job security and pensions reflecting the education, training and the sacrifice necessary to enter their profession as well as the number of hours worked (overtime, evenings, nights and weekends) to serve their communities.

SPONSOR: Dan Albas Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola Conservative British

Columbia

e-1261 (Bankruptcy) – January 11, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1261

We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the government of Canada to fix our bankruptcy laws to stop corporations from putting shareholders, banks and creditors ahead of their employees when they file for bankruptcy protection.

SPONSOR: Scott Duvall Hamilton Mountain NDP Ontario

e-1263 (Immigration) – February 1, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1263

We, the undersigned, Canadian spouses, their families and friends who are Canadian citizens and residents, call upon the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness to:

  1. Give priority to outland spousal sponsorship cases in CBSA;
  2. Define a 6-month time-frame for security screening; and
  3. If the security screening is taking more than 6 months, together with Immigration, Refugees and

Citizenship Canada, issue a dual-intent visitor visa or super visa for spouse. SPONSOR: Jenny Kwan Vancouver East NDP British Columbia

e-1264 (Discrimination) – January 12, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1264

We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to ask the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Canadian Heritage to investigate, through the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights and the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, with specific invitations to the national leaders of the secular humanist community, the systemic discrimination against non-believers in Canadian laws and regulations, specifically, but not limited to: (a) the National Anthems Act, 1980; (b) the Criminal Code of Canada, section 319 3(b); and (c) Regulations for registered charities under the Income Tax Act.

SPONSOR: Marwan Tabbara Kitchener South—Hespeler Liberal Ontario

e-1266 (Federal public service) – January 26, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1266

We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to take immediate and drastic measures to ensure all federal government employees be paid as per their work contracts and collective agreements. Such measures could include: hiring enough professional and fully trained compensation advisers to allow every employee to review their pay file one-on-one and be made whole again; giving these compensation advisers direct access to Phoenix and the ability to adjust incorrect data in the system as needed; getting rid of the 1-800 numbers and call centres through which no effective help can be given to employees; and providing employees with clear and easy to understand written statements of actions taken on their pay files.

SPONSOR: Larry Bagnell Yukon Liberal Yukon

e-1269 (Protection of the environment) – January 23, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1269

We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to show leadership for coastal and marine protection initiatives by supporting the application for the Salish Sea’s Canadian waters to be added to our country’s Tentative List, for consideration as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

SPONSOR: Rachel Blaney North Island—Powell River NDP British Columbia

e-1272 (Missing persons) – January 17, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1272

We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to declare and create a National Missing Persons Day, during which communities across the country could gather in remembrance of their missing loved ones and advocate for resources to reduce the frequency of disappearances and to support those left behind.

SPONSOR: Jamie Schmale Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock Conservative Ontario

e-1274 (Federal public service) – February 1, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1274

Whereas: •The Phoenix pay system is not properly paying public servants and has no foreseeable solution.

We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to abolish the Phoenix

Pay System and replace it with a pay system that has been proven to work with a variety of pay levels, hours of work and collective agreements, to pay all monies that are owed to the public servants, completely and on time, and to stop wasting tax payers money.

SPONSOR: Mark Strahl Chilliwack—Hope Conservative British Columbia

e-1282 (Myanmar) – January 23, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1282

We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Prime Minister to:

  1. Make a commitment to allow stateless Rohingya refugees into Canada;
  2. Issue a plea in Parliament that countries stop providing arms to the Myanmar military;
  3. Put forward a UN General Assembly resolution calling on countries to stop providing arms to the Myanmar military; and
  4. Revoke Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary Canadian citizenship.

SPONSOR: Niki Ashton Churchill—Keewatinook Aski NDP Manitoba

e-1283 (Childhood cancer) – January 20, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1283

We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, parents of children fighting cancer and who have already passed, call upon the Government of Canada to increase the amount of funding put towards research for childhood cancer.

SPONSOR: Neil Ellis Bay of Quinte Liberal Ontario

e-1287 (Myanmar) – January 24, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1287

We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to revoke the honorary Canadian citizenship given to Aung San Suu Kyi and unequivocally condemn the atrocities committed by Myanmar’s military and Myanmar nationalist groups against that nation’s Rohingya Muslim minority.

SPONSOR: Hélène Laverdière Laurier—Sainte-Marie NDP Quebec

e-1289 (National day) – February 15, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1289

We, the undersigned, supporters of the Royal Commonwealth Society of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to declare August 1st as Emancipation Day across Canada.

SPONSOR: Nathaniel Erskine-Smith Beaches—East York Liberal Ontario

e-1292 (Social benefits) – January 31, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1292

We, the undersigned, residents Of Alberta, call upon the Government of Canada to implement a guaranteed annual income of $1,500 a month or $18,000 a year for all Canadian citizens 18 years and older. The $18,000 a year is in addition to any personal income you may already have earned. SPONSOR: Linda Duncan Edmonton Strathcona NDP Alberta

e-1293 (Israel) – January 27, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1293

We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to live up to its role as a peacemaker and honest broker by upholding its own international obligations related to United Nations GA 194 (1948), and UNSC 242 (1967), 338 (1973), 446 (1979), 465 (1980) and 2334 (2016); and fulfilling its responsibilities as a UN member state and signatory of the Fourth Geneva Convention. SPONSOR: Alexandre Boulerice Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie NDP Quebec

e-1295 (Dairy products) – January 25, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1295

We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to rectify this injustice and to create a compensation program so that our sheep and goat dairy businesses can also receive financial support just like Canadian cow dairy farms.

SPONSOR: Pierre-Luc Dusseault Sherbrooke NDP Quebec

e-1296 (Immigration) – February 1, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1296

We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to please grant Widlene Alexis Earle (Unique Client Identifier number 8770-2534) immediate access to Canada via a Temporary Residence Permit after which the Earle’s will proceed to complete Widlene’s adoption and her path to citizenship.

SPONSOR: Dean Allison Niagara West Conservative Ontario

e-1301 (Protection of the environment) – February 7, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1301

We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to:

  1. Take a leadership role in enacting a Canadian strategy that supports educators, communicators, community leaders, as well as provincial and municipal governments to take actions that result in healthy, sustainable, and flourishing human and ecological communities; and
  2. Recognize fresh air, clean drinking water and healthy food as being human rights for all Canadians. SPONSOR: Elizabeth May Saanich—Gulf Islands Green Party British Columbia

e-1305 (Senate) – February 24, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1305

We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to take steps to remove Lynn Beyak from her position as Senator.

SPONSOR: Charlie Angus Timmins—James Bay NDP Ontario

e-1308 (Diabetes) – February 21, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1308

We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to take action on M-118.

SPONSOR: Sonia Sidhu Brampton South Liberal Ontario

e-1310 (Canadian citizenship) – February 3, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1310

We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to ensure that the final draft of the new citizenship guide includes the condemnation of female genital mutilation. SPONSOR: Michelle Rempel Calgary Nose Hill Conservative Alberta

e-1311 (Income tax system) – February 24, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1311

We, the undersigned, Citizens, Residents and Taxpayers of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to amend the Income Tax Act in order to allow that medical travel costs, incurred in Canada, be deductible against future taxes payable.

SPONSOR: Richard Cannings South Okanagan—West Kootenay NDP British Columbia

e-1312 (Sport fishing) – March 10, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1312

We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada and watershed based organizations, call upon the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard to continue funding support for existing conservation programs such as the RFCPP, and to continue to commit to being a full partner to this important initiative by providing freshwater habitat funding and expertise to this program.

SPONSOR: Darrell Samson Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook Liberal Nova Scotia

e-1320 (Veterans’ affairs) – February 15, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1320

We, the undersigned, citizens and veterans of Canada, and their families, call upon the Minister of Veterans Affairs to remove any statutory limits on back-pay eligibility for the disability allowance and work with individual veterans to achieve just and due compensations for disability allowance in a timely manner.

SPONSOR: Elizabeth May Saanich—Gulf Islands Green Party British Columbia

e-1327 (Impaired driving) – February 20, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1327

We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Minister of Justice to introduce minimum penalties for impaired driving offences, and sentences proportionate to the gravity of the offence for impaired driving causing death.

SPONSOR: Michael Cooper St. Albert—Edmonton Conservative Alberta

e-1332 (Conflict of interest) – March 3, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1332

We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to :

  1. immediately withdraw Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985
  2. disqualify Morneau Shepell from government contract work
  3. remove Minister Bill Morneau from his position as Minister of Finance.

SPONSOR: Charlie Angus Timmins—James Bay NDP Ontario

e-1339 (Food policy) – March 16, 2018

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1339

We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to ensure the food guide is based on evidence, and that this evidence is not censored to protect the economic interests of the meat and dairy industries, to prevent Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada from circumventing the rules by lobbying Health Canada on the industry’s behalf, thus compromising the integrity of the food guide and to support plant-based agriculture in order to protect the health of Canadians, the environment, and animals.

SPONSOR: Nathaniel Erskine-Smith Beaches—East York Liberal Ontario

 

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