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e-3777 (Foreign affairs)

E-petition
Initiated by Henry Evans-Tenbrinke from Hamilton, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • AUKUS, the military pact including Australia, the UK, and the USA, in which the USA will sell nuclear submarines and other military technology to Australia, violates the UN’s Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty by spreading nuclear weapons technology to, and raising military tensions in, the Asia-Pacific region;
  • The Maritime Union of Australia and the Electrical Trades Union, representing over 76,000 workers, objected to AUKUS, stating respectively, “The secret pact unnecessarily escalates conflict with China” and “will require significant offshore maintenance, undermining Australia’s sovereign capability”;
  • The Australian Green Party recently declared it would “not proceed with the AUKUS nuclear-powered submarine deal” and would "pour the money saved from defence spending back into the community”; and
  • Two former Australian prime ministers, Kevin Rudd and Paul Keating, respectively slammed AUKUS as a “foreign policy and national security debacle" which may make "Australia [...] even more dependent on the United States”.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to not only refuse any participation in the AUKUS pact but also to strongly condemn AUKUS as a breach of the UN’s Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a dangerous escalation of military tensions with the People's Republic of China and in the Asia-Pacific region.
Open for signature
January 24, 2022, at 11:51 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
May 24, 2022, at 11:51 a.m. (EDT)
Photo - Matthew Green
Hamilton Centre
New Democratic Party Caucus
Ontario
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