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431-00208 (Foreign affairs)

Paper petition

Original language of petition: English

PETITION TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS IN PARLIAMENT ASSEMBLED

We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, draw the attention of the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to the following:

WHEREAS:

  1. As stated in the proclamation terminating Her Majesty's protection over the Somaliland Protection;
  2. The territories in Africa known as the Somaliland Protectorate was formerly under British Protection: And whereas by treaty, grant, usage, sufferance and other lawful means the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland had the power and jurisdiction in the Somaliland Protectorate;
  3. It was intended that the Somaliland Protectorate shall become an independent country on the twenty-sixth day of June 1960;
  4. The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland do hereby, by and with the advice of Privy Council, proclaim and declare that, as from the beginning of the appointed day, The protection over the territories known as the Somaliland Protectorate shall cease, and all treaties and agreements in force immediately before the appointed day between Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and any of the Tribes of the said territories;
  5. All obligations existing immediately before that day towards the said territories and all functions, powers, rights, authority or jurisdiction - exercisable by the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland immediately before that day in or in relation to the said territories by treaty, grant, usage, sufferance or otherwise, shall lapse.

THEREFORE, we request that the House of Commons in Parliament assembled adopt a resolution recognizing the Proclamation of Somaliland Independence made by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Presented to the House of Commons
Bob Saroya (Markham—Unionville)
May 20, 2020 (Petition No. 431-00208)
Photo - Bob Saroya
Markham—Unionville
Conservative Caucus
Ontario

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