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e-1073 (Nuclear and military exports)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by David Rutledge from Prince George, British Columbia, on May 2, 2017, at 8:41 a.m. (EDT)
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C-47, An Act to amend the Export and Import Permits Act and the Criminal Code (amendments permitting the accession to the Arms Trade Treaty and other amendments)
International trade
Military weapons
Records
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • Bill C-47 will require importers, stores, and individuals to keep records and electronic information for a period of six years to determine if they have complied with the Act;
  • Bill C-47 will enforce stiff fines and penalties to importers, stores, and individuals that are found to not be in compliance with the Act;
  • Bill C-47 will allow the Governor in Council to add further supplies, accessories, and other import or export goods under the classification of goods and technology, to be called a Brokering Control List, to the Export Control List or Import Control List;
  • Bill C-47 will place liability of the information stored by the importer, store, and individual with the importer, store, and individual should the information be obtained in any way by an outside party.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:
1. Not sign onto the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, and, vote down and not allow Bill C-47 to pass into law; or
2. Amend Bill C-47 to not include any of the sections and subsections for importers, stores, and individuals to keep any records of any imported or exported firearms or any article that falls into the brokering control list, and, amend Bill C-47 to not include the penalty for not keeping adequate records, “of a fine not exceeding $250,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or to both”.
Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound
Conservative
Ontario
Petition presented to the House of Commons on September 22, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01655)
Government response tabled on November 6, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-02)
Open for signature : May 2, 2017, at 8:41 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : August 30, 2017, at 8:41 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
1062
British Columbia
929
Manitoba
194
New Brunswick
106
Newfoundland and Labrador
62
Northwest Territories
11
Nova Scotia
123
Nunavut
6
Ontario
1429
Prince Edward Island
21
Quebec
286
Saskatchewan
336
Yukon
10
Other Countries
9
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