Original language of petition: English
We, the undersigned residents of Canada, draw the attention of the House of Commons to the following:
Whereas increasing concerns about international trafficking in human organs removed from victims without consent have not yet led to a legal prohibition on Canadians travelling abroad to acquire or receive such organs; and
Whereas there is currently a bill before Parliament proposing to impede the trafficking of human organs obtained without consent or as a result of a financial transaction: Bill S-204 passed in the Senate;
Therefore, we, the undersigned, urge the Parliament of Canada to move quickly on the proposed legislation so as to amend the Criminal Code and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to prohibit Canadians from travelling abroad to acquire human organs removed without consent or as a result of a financial transaction and to render inadmissible to Canada any and all permanent residents or foreign nationals who have participated in this abhorrent trade in human organs.
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