Original language of petition: English
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to immediately withdraw or repeal Bill C-5, and stop favouring the criminals at the expense of law-abiding Canadians.
Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, seeks to contribute to a fairer and more effective criminal justice system without compromising public safety.
Systemic discrimination and racism are a reality for too many in Canada’s criminal justice system. WithBill C- 5, our Government is moving away from rigid one-size-fits-all policies that have not made our communities safer, but have instead filled up our prisons with too many lower-risk and first-time offenders - disproportionately Indigenous peoples and members of Black and racialized communities.
These changes are one step closer to rooting out systemic racism and reduce the overrepresentation of Indigenous people, Black peoples, and members of marginalized communities in our criminal justice system.
Our Government looks forward to working with the Senate in its consideration of Bill C-5 and the Bill receiving Royal Assent.
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