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e-1228 (Canadian citizenship)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Mariam Manaa from Burlington, Ontario, on August 17, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. (EDT)
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Aboriginal peoples
Canadian history
Citizenship and identity
Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship
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The Petition is open for signature until December 15, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. (EDT)

Petition to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Whereas:
  • Canada is a country that was founded during the era of colonization;
  • Policies implemented by the colonizing Nations and respective Canadian governments aimed at the assimilation of Indigenous Nations into a homogenized Canadian society;
  • In recent history, Canada has embraced that diversity which is at the core of our national identity and strength;
  • The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has called on all Canadians to begin the process of reconciliation and the current government has reiterated that there is no more important relationship than the one between the government of Canada and Indigenous Nations; and
  • The current Discover Canada Study Guide and Citizenship Exam does not include any requirement to learn about the Indigenous Nations of Canada.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to continue to work in consultation and partnership with Indigenous Nations located across Canada as well as the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs to redevelop the Discover Canada Study Guide curriculum and Citizenship Exam so that it acknowledges Indigenous Treaty Rights, Requires applicants to answer a question regarding the Traditional Territories that they are currently inhabiting, and Upholds the spirit of the commitment made in the Minister of IRCC's mandate letter to educate new Canadians on residential schools and the legacy of colonialism.
Oakville North—Burlington
Liberal
Ontario
Open for signature : August 17, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : December 15, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. (EDT)
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Alberta
40
British Columbia
28
Manitoba
8
New Brunswick
6
Newfoundland and Labrador
2
Northwest Territories
1
Nova Scotia
6
Ontario
421
Quebec
11
Saskatchewan
6
Yukon
2
Other Countries
2
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