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e-1754 (United States of America)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by marjorie griffin cohen from Burnaby, British Columbia, on June 21, 2018, at 3:57 p.m. (EDT)
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Civil and human rights
Diplomacy and diplomats
Families and children
Refugees
United States of America
The Petition is open for signature until October 19, 2018, at 3:57 p.m. (EDT)

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • Canada has signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child which specifically states “parties shall ensure that a child shall not be separated from his or her parents against their will” (Article 9);
  • Canada has a duty to speak out internationally on this;
  • Many, perhaps most people in the United States, abhor this inhumane practice and they need the support of the international community to have it changed; and
  • Canada must use its diplomatic power to end this international human rights abuse.
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to be vocal and visible in its opposition to the United States’ cruel and dangerous policy of separating asylum-seeking children from their families and to do the following:
1. Exercise all diplomatic channels to express Canadian opposition to the policy of separating refugee children from their families;
2. Urge the Prime Minister to directly contact the U.S. President to condemn this practice;
3. Contact allies to exert similar international pressure on President Trump.
Burnaby South
NDP
British Columbia
Open for signature : June 21, 2018, at 3:57 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : October 19, 2018, at 3:57 p.m. (EDT)
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Alberta
14
British Columbia
105
Manitoba
5
New Brunswick
1
Nova Scotia
1
Ontario
36
Quebec
4
Saskatchewan
4
Other Countries
2
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