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e-1765 (Immigration)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Dezirae DaCosta from Port Moody, British Columbia, on June 26, 2018, at 1:25 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Agreements and contracts
Canada–U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement
Canada-United States relations
Refugees
Third country
Not 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"; and
  • The United States of America has demonstrably not met those requirements as evidenced through systemic lack of due process for claimants, the use of detention (which is in violation of international norms on the treatment of refugees as per the 1951 Convention on Refugees, which Canda was a party to), and to major concerns about the health and welfare of refugees in detention within the United States.
We, the undersigned, concerned citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to no longer recognize the United States of America as a Safe Third Country for the purposes of the agreement.
Skeena—Bulkley Valley
NDP
British Columbia
Open for signature : June 26, 2018, at 1:25 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : October 24, 2018, at 1:25 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
18
British Columbia
28
Manitoba
2
New Brunswick
1
Newfoundland and Labrador
2
Nova Scotia
1
Ontario
41
Quebec
5
Saskatchewan
1
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