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e-1947 (Public safety)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Mike Colle from Toronto, Ontario, on November 27, 2018, at 1:14 p.m. (EDT)
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Religious buildings
Safety
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the House of Commons

Whereas:
  • The tragic and horrific events in Pittsburgh have brought to light the need for enhanced security so Canadians can worship and children can attend religious schools without fear of violence;
  • The rising cost of security weigh heavily on religious places of worship given the other normal costs associated with operating a place of worship or religious school;
  • Local police forces are strained and cannot be expected to offer comprehensive security to the hundreds of synagogues and religious schools that exist in Toronto alone; and
  • All Canadians have the right to worship without fear of violent attack while exercising their right to practice their religion.
We, the undersigned, residents of the City of Toronto, call upon the House of Commons to create a fully funded robust program that provides funding to offset the growing high cost of providing safety and security at places of worship and religious education institutions.
Humber River—Black Creek
Liberal
Ontario
Petition presented to the House of Commons on April 10, 2019 (Petition No. 421-03403)
Government response tabled on May 27, 2019 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-05)
Open for signature : November 27, 2018, at 1:14 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : March 27, 2019, at 1:14 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
5
British Columbia
3
Manitoba
1
Ontario
775
Quebec
5
Saskatchewan
1
Other Countries
2
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