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e-2640 (Foreign affairs)

E-petition
Initiated by Carlo Puche from Richmond, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • The Hong Kong National Security Law authorized by the People’s National Congress of the People’s Republic of China (a.k.a. “The decision to establish and improve a legal framework and enforcement mechanism for safeguarding national security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region”) is a direct breach against Hong Kong’s ‘One Country, Two Systems’ framework;
  • The Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law) is an Act “to provide for the taking of restrictive measures in respect of foreign nationals responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights”; and
  • A statement made by an international coalition led by former Governor of Hong Kong, Lord Patten, and former UK Foreign Secretary, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, decrying the PRC’s National Security Law as “flagrant breach of the Sino-British Joint Declaration” has been signed by over 700 parliamentarians and policymakers from over 30 countries.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to join the international coalition and impose appropriate sanctions against China's passing of the controversial National Security Law for Hong Kong given that it is an infringement of the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ framework.
Open for signature
June 15, 2020, at 2:15 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
July 15, 2020, at 2:15 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Kenny Chiu
Steveston—Richmond East
Conservative Caucus
British Columbia
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