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e-260 (Venezuela)

Initiated by Josue Ramirez from Calgary, Alberta

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • The Venezuelan Supreme Tribunal of Justice, Constitutional Decision Nine of March 1st, 2016, violates the Venezuelan Constitution, the rule of law and popular representation by attempting to silence the National Assembly; and
  • That the Canadian government should play a key role in leading the Organization of American States to support popular representation through the legitimate elected representatives of the National Assembly of Venezuela.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada,, call upon the Minister of Foreign Affairs to ask the Government of Canada to take actions within the Organization of American States to protect the rule of law and democracy in Venezuela, such as:
1. Instructing the Canadian Ambassador to the OAS to support a call for the implementation of Article 20 of the Inter-American Democratic Charter, immediate convocation of the OAS Permanent Council to undertake a collective assessment of the situation and risk for democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela; and
2. Instructing the Canadian Ambassador to the OAS to request the Permanent Council of the OAS to immediately convene a special session of the General Assembly to adopt the decisions it deems appropriate to protect Venezuelan democracy and its citizens in accordance with the Democratic Charter of the organization, international law, and the provisions of the Inter-American Democratic Charter.
Open for signature
March 16, 2016, at 2:41 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
July 14, 2016, at 2:41 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Tom Kmiec
Calgary Shepard
Conservative Caucus
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