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e-122 (Cannabis)

Initiated by Sam Vekemans from Victoria, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • The Liberal Government has committed to cannabis legalization for all purposes in 2017, and has specifically referenced, the LeDain Commission of 1979, the Senate Report of 2002, the Liberal Party Resolution #117 of 2012, the Draft Policy White Paper tabled in Ottawa January, 2013 by the Young Liberals of BC and various international UN treaties, and has notified the UN on April 19, 2016;
  • Cannabis prohibition has been found to be a violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms; and
  • The government has failed to suspend arrests and prosecutions in the interim.
We, the undersigned, Citizens or residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to establish an independent, fully-empowered Royal Commission into the health, social and economic costs associated with the legalization of Cannabis use including costs associated with prohibition, discrimination, organized crime, political favouritism and corruption.
Open for signature
January 16, 2017, at 10:53 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
May 16, 2017, at 10:53 a.m. (EDT)
Photo - Murray Rankin
New Democratic Party Caucus
British Columbia
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