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e-2977 (Civil and human rights)

Initiated by Katie Dean from London, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • Groups have been distributing leaflets containing extremely graphic images of allegedly aborted fetuses in cities across Canada, ignoring "No Flyer" signage posted by homeowners;
  • Groups have been gathering in protest against abortion by displaying extremely graphic images of allegedly aborted fetuses on busy street corners in cities across Canada;
  • The sight of such imagery is being exposed to nonconsenting individuals and children; and
  • Imagery has been triggering for persons who have suffered trauma and loss involving pregnancy, infancy, childbirth, etc., including but not limited to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, abortion, domestic violence, and fleeing a country involved in war.
We, the undersigned, Citizens and Residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to work with provinces and municipalities to:
1. Amend or create legislation setting out the limitations regarding what imagery and content can be used in a protest or demonstration that is subject to public viewing; and
2. Amend or create legislation regarding if, and how graphic imagery can be delivered to homes across the Country (i.e. putting such pamphlets in envelopes with a "Viewer Discretion" warning).
Open for signature
November 16, 2020, at 2:13 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
February 14, 2021, at 2:13 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Lindsay Mathyssen
New Democratic Party Caucus
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