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e-2099 (Foreign policy)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Elana Wright from Montreal, Quebec, on March 5, 2019, at 3:39 p.m. (EDT)
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Civil and human rights
Diplomacy and diplomats
Humanitarian assistance and workers
Migration and migrants
Certified

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament Assembled

Whereas:
  • 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.
Laurier—Sainte-Marie
NDP
Quebec
Open for signature : March 5, 2019, at 3:39 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : July 3, 2019, at 3:39 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
64
British Columbia
137
Manitoba
42
New Brunswick
19
Newfoundland and Labrador
19
Northwest Territories
1
Nova Scotia
15
Ontario
299
Prince Edward Island
4
Quebec
438
Saskatchewan
53
Yukon
1
Other Countries
4
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