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e-3289 (Foreign affairs)

Initiated by Dah Law Eh Soe from Kitchener, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons

  • The Burma Army deposed a democratically-elected government in a coup on February 1, 2021, disregarding the democratic rights of the people of Burma (Myanmar);
  • As of March 17, 2021, the junta has arbitrarily arrested more than 2,000 people and killed more than 200 unarmed civilians;
  • Burma Army attacks on civilians continue to escalate in remote ethnic areas across the country, displacing more villagers from their land; and
  • Ethnic Armed Organizations have suspended all peace negotiations with the illegitimate coup government.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to:
1. Suspend all high-level political contact with Burma and do not recognize the junta State Administration Council (SAC) as the legitimate government;
2. Impose and enforce sanctions on all military-affiliated companies and entities, as recommended by the UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar and Justice for Myanmar campaign;
3. Engage with international partners to seek a global arms embargo on Burma;
4. Suspend all financial assistance and loans to central government channels, including funding to the peace process through the Joint Peace Fund (JPF) and redirect this aid directly to civil society;
5. Support all efforts to empower a democratic federal government in Burma which recognizes the legitimate voices and concerns of all the various territories and nationalities contained therein;
6. Continue and expand cross-border humanitarian assistance to support ethnic civil society and internally displaced persons, as well as Thai-based refugee camps; and
7. Renew Canada’s multi-year financial commitment to support the Rohingya that is set to expire at the end of March 2021.
Open for signature
March 26, 2021, at 2:56 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
April 25, 2021, at 2:56 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Garnett Genuis
Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan
Conservative Caucus
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