Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled
War memorials are an important tribute and monument to the heroism and sacrifice of the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces;
War memorials are sites of gathering that are dedicated throughout the year, but especially on November 11th, to honouring and paying respect to those who have lost their lives in the pursuit of peace and freedom;
Members of the community, veterans, and the families of those who have served in the Canadian Armed Forces value the preservation and protection of war memorials;
Acts of mischief and vandalism to war memorials are disrespectful and cause pain to those who visit and curate these sites; and
The current penalties for defacing war memorials, outlined in the Criminal Code (under section 4.11), lack the severity to discourage and prevent vandalism.
We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to increase the penalties in the Criminal Code of Canada for defacing war memorials.
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