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e-2630 (Foreign affairs)

Initiated by Henry Evans-Tenbrinke from Hamilton, Ontario

Original language of petition: French

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • In his March 23 letter to the leaders of the G20, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres declared, “I am encouraging the waiving of sanctions imposed on countries to ensure access to food, essential health supplies, and COVID-19 medical support. This is the time for solidarity not exclusion… Let us remember that we are only as strong as the weakest health system in our interconnected world”;
  • In his Easter message, Pope Francis also called for the lifting of all economic sanctions to better serve the global effort against the pandemic;
  • The Trudeau government maintains a regime of unilateral economic sanctions against 20 countries around the world, nine of which are in Africa; and
  • These sanctions prevent the targeted countries from responding more effectively to the pandemic, thereby undermining global security as well as our own efforts against the coronavirus.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to lift all its coercive economic sanctions during this pandemic.
Open for signature
June 1, 2020, at 10:07 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
August 30, 2020, at 10:07 a.m. (EDT)
Photo - Scott Duvall
Hamilton Mountain
New Democratic Party Caucus
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