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e-1282 (Myanmar)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Pitasanna Shanmugathas from Toronto, Ontario, on September 25, 2017, at 11:45 a.m. (EDT)
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Aung San Suu Kyi
Honorary citizen
International relations
Military weapons
Myanmar
Refugees
Revocation and resumption of citizenship
Rohingya
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Prime Minister

Whereas:
  • The Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar have been termed by the United Nations as the most persecuted minority in the world;
  • Thirty to forty percent of the Rohingya population has now been ethnically cleansed into Bangladesh and, on the current trajectory, we can expect the entire population to be ethnically cleansed by the end of the year;
  • The Rohingya of Myanmar are victims of ethnic cleansing, rape, violence and constant persecution in their homeland;
  • Canada is a country that claims to stand for human rights and the protection of persecuted and endangered minorities;
  • Foreign powers can play an integral role in halting the Myanmar military’s crackdown on the Rohingya people.; and
  • The international community must put pressure on countries, namely, China, Russia, Israel, Ukraine, and India to stop providing arms to the Myanmar military.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Prime Minister to:
1) Make a commitment to allow stateless Rohingya refugees into Canada;
2) Issue a plea in Parliament that countries stop providing arms to the Myanmar military;
3) Put forward a UN General Assembly resolution calling on countries to stop providing arms to the Myanmar military; and
4) Revoke Aung San Suu Kyi's honorary Canadian citizenship.
Churchill—Keewatinook Aski
NDP
Manitoba
Petition presented to the House of Commons on June 20, 2018 (Petition No. 421-02569)
Government response tabled on September 17, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-02)
Open for signature : September 25, 2017, at 11:45 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : January 23, 2018, at 11:45 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
22
British Columbia
48
Manitoba
8
New Brunswick
2
Newfoundland and Labrador
3
Nova Scotia
15
Ontario
449
Quebec
77
Saskatchewan
8
Yukon
1
Other Countries
5
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