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e-3030 (Citizenship and immigration)

Initiated by Valérie Beauchamp from Montréal, Quebec

Original language of petition: French

Petition to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

  • Mr. Mamadou Konaté arrived in Quebec in 2016 to escape threats in his country, the Ivory Coast, and was recognized as a refugee by the Red Cross and the United Nations after suffering the consequences of the war;
  • He took literacy and French courses so he could become proficient in French and build his life here in our community while fully integrating into Quebec society;
  • He courageously answered the Quebec government’s call to work in housekeeping, risking his life in the hot zones of three CHSLDs during the pandemic;
  • He contracted COVID-19 while working with vulnerable seniors and immediately returned to work in CHSLDs after his recovery;
  • It goes against our values to deport those who came to support our citizens during a historic health crisis and who demonstrated courage and solidarity in such circumstances;
  • The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship has the authority to grant Mr. Mamadou Konaté status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to lift the deportation order against Mamadou Konaté and to grant him a work permit as well as a temporary resident permit pending the granting of permanent residence.
Open for signature
December 9, 2020, at 4:53 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
February 7, 2021, at 4:53 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Alexandre Boulerice
Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie
New Democratic Party Caucus
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