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e-2099 (Foreign policy)

Initiated by Elana Wright from Montreal, Quebec

Original language of petition: French

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament Assembled

  • Every minute, 31 people are forced to flee their homes, the majority of whom are living in the poorest countries of the world under extremely difficult conditions;
  • There are many complex, interrelated causes of forced migration, including armed conflict, climate change, development megaprojects and persecution;
  • Without inclusive and participatory democracies that respect human rights, forced migration will only increase;
  • No one should be forced to flee their home.
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to address the underlying causes of forced migration by:
(1) ensuring that humanitarian assistance is available to all refugees and their host communities;
(2) supporting grassroot organizations that promote peace, democracy and human rights;
(3) investing more in diplomatic and peaceful solutions to armed conflicts.
Open for signature
March 5, 2019, at 3:39 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
July 3, 2019, at 3:39 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Hélène Laverdière
New Democratic Party Caucus
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