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e-2131 (Sentences in the Criminal Code)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Lori Rehill from Airdrie, Alberta, on April 2, 2019, at 10:16 a.m. (EDT)
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Sentencing
Vandalism
War memorials
The Petition is open for signature until May 2, 2019, at 10:16 a.m. (EDT)

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

Whereas:
  • 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.
Banff—Airdrie
Conservative
Alberta
Open for signature : April 2, 2019, at 10:16 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : May 2, 2019, at 10:16 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
233
British Columbia
14
Manitoba
2
New Brunswick
2
Newfoundland and Labrador
4
Nova Scotia
3
Ontario
43
Quebec
3
Saskatchewan
1
Yukon
1
Other Countries
1
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