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e-2160 (Sentences in the Criminal Code)

Initiated by Renae Shingoose from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons

  • Aboriginal Healing Lodges are correctional institutions where we use Aboriginal values, traditions and beliefs to design services and programs for offenders;
  • We include Aboriginal concepts of justice and reconciliation;
  • The approach to corrections is holistic and spiritual. Programs include guidance and support from Elders and Aboriginal communities;
  • Canada’s over-incarceration of Aboriginal people is already at crisis level and is a gross injustice;
  • Supporting longer prison sentences where there are grossly inadequate rehabilitation and treatment programs offered to prisoners to decrease recidivism;
  • Bill S-215 would protect Aboriginal Women from violence and homicide, however our legal system and law enforcement agents are either unable or unwilling to give Aboriginal Women the protection they deserve;
  • By implementing mandatory rehabilitation and treatment within Bill S-215, it would be far more successful for all offenders in general; and
  • Bill S-215; An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sentencing for violent offences against Aboriginal women), was defeated on April 10, 2019.
We, the undersigned, Aboriginal women, call upon the House of Commons to appeal and revise the decision of Bill S-215 to where treatment and rehabilitation is mandatory for all violent offenders of Aboriginal women.
Open for signature
May 9, 2019, at 5:05 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
August 7, 2019, at 5:05 p.m. (EDT)
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Winnipeg Centre
Liberal Caucus
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