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e-1842 (National day)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by SOTHIVANNAN RETNASABAPATHY from Ottawa, Ontario, on September 17, 2018, at 4:03 p.m. (EDT)
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National Human Values Day
Social values
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

Whereas:
  • In today’s world, we see disturbances, chaos and unrest due to the neglect of human values at the individual, family, community, national and international levels. By creating greater awareness to human values, we can raise people’s characters and bring harmony in our homes and communities, order in the nation and peace in the world;
  • Sathya Sai School, Canada organized the first “Walk for Values” in 2003 to raise awareness of the importance of practising universal human values of truth, right conduct, peace, love and nonviolence. It is now an annual event in cities across Canada and around the world;
  • Participants of all ages and backgrounds have pledged to practice a human value that will enrich their lives and help make the world a better place. In doing so, they have the opportunity to reflect on our blessings as a nation and the values we hold dear: peace, freedom, respect, compassion and diversity; and
  • Five provinces and 107 cities and towns declared April 24th as Human Values Day in 2017 and 2018.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to declare April 24 annual National Human Values Day. This day will be dedicated to raising awareness of Canada’s commitment to human values by encouraging citizens to foster a climate that promotes, supports and celebrate “excellence in character” in their schools, businesses, homes and community-based organizations to strengthen families and communities in Canada and around the world.
Petition presented to the House of Commons on March 19, 2019 (Petition No. 421-03312)
Government response tabled on May 2, 2019 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-09)
Open for signature : September 17, 2018, at 4:03 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : January 15, 2019, at 4:03 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
185
British Columbia
163
Manitoba
18
New Brunswick
3
Newfoundland and Labrador
3
Northwest Territories
10
Nova Scotia
8
Nunavut
2
Ontario
1025
Quebec
79
Saskatchewan
25
Other Countries
6
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