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e-122 (Cannabis)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Sam Vekemans from Victoria, British Columbia, on January 16, 2017, at 10:53 a.m. (EDT)
keywords
Decriminalization
Inquiries and public inquiries
Marijuana
Certified

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • 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.
Victoria
NDP
British Columbia
Open for signature : January 16, 2017, at 10:53 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : May 16, 2017, at 10:53 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
194
British Columbia
270
Manitoba
26
New Brunswick
30
Newfoundland and Labrador
15
Northwest Territories
2
Nova Scotia
52
Ontario
515
Prince Edward Island
7
Quebec
60
Saskatchewan
50
Other Countries
6
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