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e-1702 (Criminal justice system)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Hana Kazmi from Pierrefonds-Dollard, Quebec, on May 28, 2018, at 9:34 a.m. (EDT)
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Criminal record suspension
Motion of instruction
Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security
The Petition is open for signature until September 25, 2018, at 9:34 a.m. (EDT)

Petition to the House of Commons

Whereas:
  • Approximately 3.8 million Canadians have a criminal record and only 11% of those eligible apply for a record suspension, largely due to the fact that the fee of $631 is too high for many vulnerable and low-income Canadians;
  • The current structure of the Record Suspension Program victimizes low-income Canadians and creates roadblocks on their way to being reintegrated into society and the workforce; and
  • As a society, Canadians should help those who deserve second chances continue to be productive members of society. To ensure second chances we must identify and remove the current barriers limiting the functionality of the Record Suspension Program.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada,, call upon the House of Commons to support Private Members’ Motion M-161, “Instruction to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (Record Suspension Program)”, and allow Canadians who deserve a second chance to reintegrate into the Canadian workforce and participate in society at large.
Oakville North—Burlington
Liberal
Ontario
Open for signature : May 28, 2018, at 9:34 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : September 25, 2018, at 9:34 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
4
British Columbia
14
Manitoba
2
New Brunswick
1
Nova Scotia
5
Ontario
30
Quebec
31
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