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e-1615 (Appointment of justices)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Scott Hamilton from Calgary, Alberta, on March 29, 2018, at 3:53 p.m. (EDT)
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Federal judges
Political appointments
Certified

Petition to the Minister of Justice

Whereas:
  • There are significant Court backlogs across Canada;
  • The backlogs have been made significantly worse by the failure of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada to fill judicial vacancies;
  • As a result of the Minister of Justice and Attorney Generals of Canada's inaction, accused individuals are having their charges stayed or even dismissed as a result of long delays;
  • One such matter at risk of being stayed or dismissed is the alleged double murder case involving victims Taliyah Marsman and Sara Baillie, and the accused Edward Downey; and
  • Without immediate action by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, criminal cases will continue to be dismissed from our Court system.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Minister of Justice to immediately fulfill her responsibilities and fill judicial vacancies without delay.
Calgary Nose Hill
Conservative
Alberta
Open for signature : March 29, 2018, at 3:53 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : July 27, 2018, at 3:53 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
770
British Columbia
109
Manitoba
35
New Brunswick
27
Newfoundland and Labrador
8
Northwest Territories
2
Nova Scotia
26
Ontario
196
Prince Edward Island
27
Quebec
24
Saskatchewan
46
Yukon
1
Other Countries
5
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