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e-33 (Issuance of visas)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Nicholas Krawetz from Winnipeg, Manitoba, on January 12, 2016, at 3:21 p.m. (EDT)
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8545-421-16-03 Government Response to petitions concerning the issuance of visas
Passports and visas
Ukraine
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • 125 years of subsequent waves of immigration from Ukraine has resulted in immeasurable contributions of Ukrainian-Canadians in the development of Canada, while Ukrainian culture has been woven into the multicultural fabric of Canadian society;
  • The Minister of International Trade has been tasked with implementing the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) in the Ministerial Mandate Letter;
  • Current Canadian temporary resident visa requirements hamper Ukrainian businesses from investing in Canada, while obstructing knowledge transfer and professional exchanges and thereby ultimately undermining the goals of CUFTA; and
  • Visa-free business and tourism travel is central to stimulating economic growth and job creation.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, request (or call upon) the Government of Canada to abolish temporary resident visa requirements for Ukrainian citizens and grant Ukrainian nationals visa-free travel to Canada for periods of stay up to 90 days, given Canada’s long-standing relationship with Ukraine.
Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman
Conservative
Manitoba
Petition presented to the House of Commons on June 6, 2016 (Petition No. 421-00419)
Government response tabled on September 19, 2016 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-03)
Open for signature : January 12, 2016, at 3:21 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : May 11, 2016, at 3:21 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
331
British Columbia
217
Manitoba
460
New Brunswick
23
Newfoundland and Labrador
7
Northwest Territories
6
Nova Scotia
12
Ontario
904
Prince Edward Island
6
Quebec
202
Saskatchewan
152
Yukon
5
Other Countries
131
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