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e-2204 (Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Derek Harrison from Tottenham, Ontario, on June 6, 2019, at 9:36 a.m. (EDT)
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Freedom of speech
Internet
The Petition is open for signature until October 4, 2019, at 9:36 a.m. (EDT)

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

Whereas:
  • With an increasingly growing number, 64% of Canadians use Facebook and other social media as their primary form of communication;
  • The Charter of Rights and Freedoms states that one of the fundamental freedoms Canadians possess is section 2(b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication; and
  • By not defining the terms "hate speech" and controlling who determines what hate speech is, the Prime Minister is violating the rights and freedoms of all Canadians.
We, the undersigned, Canadians, call upon the Government of Canada to (a) have the people draft an internet based Constitution; (b) allow the free flow of communication, ideas and debate to flourish unabashed or oppressed from any government, religion or institution, and the protection from persecution and censorship based on ones beliefs thoughts or opinions; and (c) to entrust the people to decide what information they deem themselves suitable for publication or distribution, regardless of creed, race or ideology.
Beauce
People's Party
Quebec
Open for signature : June 6, 2019, at 9:36 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : October 4, 2019, at 9:36 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
321
British Columbia
266
Manitoba
58
New Brunswick
35
Newfoundland and Labrador
16
Nova Scotia
55
Ontario
610
Prince Edward Island
5
Quebec
79
Saskatchewan
83
Yukon
3
Other Countries
5
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