By creating and submitting an e-petition, you
acknowledge, understand and accept the following:
must carefully read the guide entitled Electronic Petitions — Guide for
Creating and Submitting a Petition, which is available on the House of
Commons petitions website.
confirm that the information you provided to the House of Commons when
creating an account for the purpose of creating and submitting an e-petition
is accurate and up-to-date.
e-petition must be created and submitted in good faith and must not
include, among other things:
names or any information you know to be false;
libelous or defamatory statements;
protected by a court order (e.g., the identities of children in custody
that are the subject of legal proceedings;
or improper matters; or
or offensive language with respect to the Crown, Parliament or the courts.
must provide the full name and email address of at least five other people
who will support your e-petition. Before providing this information about
these supporters to the House of Commons, you must obtain each supporter’s
must select either 30, 60, 90 or 120 days as the length of time that the
e-petition will remain open for signature.
your e-petition is submitted to others for support, it will not be
possible for you to modify the text of your e-petition or to modify the
length of time it is open for signature.
your e-petition receives the backing of five supporters, you must then
obtain the consent of a Member of Parliament to authorize its online publication,
after which your e-petition will be examined by the Clerk of Petitions.
are solely responsible for the content of your e-petition. The Member of
Parliament authorizing its online publication is not necessarily
supporting the content of your petition. You will not promote your
e-petition by using the Member’s name without his or her written consent.
House of Commons and the Members of Parliament identified above may use
your personal information to contact you, validate your identity, ensure
the integrity of the e-petition process in accordance with the Electronic
Petitions — Guide for Creating and Submitting a Petition, and provide
you with updates on the e-petition.
the Clerk of Petitions determines after examination that your petition is
correct as to form and content, the House of Commons will translate your
e-petition and it will be posted on this website in both official
posting your e-petition on this website, the House of Commons will also
post your name and city, and certain information about your e-petition in
accordance with the Electronic Petitions — Guide for Creating and
Submitting a Petition.
e-petition may be removed from this website at any time if the House of
Commons determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, that the Electronic
Petitions — Guide for Creating and Submitting a Petition or any of
Commons, be subject to change at any time.
Revised on January 21,