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e-1755 (Immigration)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Trish MacNeil from Kitchener, Ontario, on June 22, 2018, at 1:09 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Agreements and contracts
Canada–U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement
Canada-United States relations
Refugees
Third country
Certified

Petition to the House of Commons

Whereas:
  • The Safe Third Country Agreement states that only countries that respect human rights and offer a high degree of protection to asylum seekers may be designated as safe third countries;
  • The President of the United States, has purposely and pre-meditatively adopted practices including a ‘Muslim travel ban’, and forcibly separating children from their parents seeking asylum;
  • The United States no longer recognizes domestic violence or gang violence as legitimate reasons for asylum;
  • The United States has adopted a ‘Zero Tolerance’ policy designating all irregular border crossers claiming asylum as having committed a criminal act subject to prosecution;
  • Under Donald Trump as President, the United States has demonstrated it will continue to ignore international human rights and refugee laws; and
  • Remaining in the Safe Third Country Agreement infers that Canada views those policies to be acceptable treatment of asylum seekers and children.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to immediately suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement, by invoking Article 10 of the Agreement, until the United States complies with all factors of the Agreement, the policies and practices of the United States have consistently demonstrated a clear respect for human rights, they provide a high degree of protection to asylum seekers and the Government of Canada is certain the United States will continue to do so.
Vancouver East
NDP
British Columbia
Open for signature : June 22, 2018, at 1:09 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : October 20, 2018, at 1:09 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
160
British Columbia
429
Manitoba
47
New Brunswick
19
Newfoundland and Labrador
13
Northwest Territories
2
Nova Scotia
34
Ontario
715
Prince Edward Island
4
Quebec
122
Saskatchewan
35
Yukon
6
Other Countries
10
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