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e-4070 (Justice)

Initiated by Elizabeth Pratt from North York, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons

  • A large majority of domestic abuse and marital rapes go unspoken;
  • These limitations are hindering the ability for a victim to feel safe, thus, having the basic right of “security of the person” is taken away which has been granted to us by Part 1 of the Constitution Act;
  • Everyone should have the ability to be free as individuals in order to be released from their abusers and be independent people to the fullest extent as per the Constitution Act which shows us that individuals in abuse should have the right to be free independent people, who are no longer in any capacity tied, or forced to be tied to the affiliation of their abuser;
  • The government's remediation on prioritizing the needs of the children fails to understand that the needs of the victims raising the children must come first for the best frame of holistic care from the guardian to be met; and
  • Without this we resort to having a traumatized victim try to raise a child where trauma could be induced, thus, perpetuating the cycle.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to work in collaboration with provinces to make the necessary changes to the laws to provide better protection for victims of domestic violence, in order to:
1. Allow people of domestic violence to feel free;
2. Reduce the amount of survivors who don’t make it to the trial date; and
3. Stop the power and control the abuser has in court to delay the divorce and forcing the victim to remain a victim in a legally binding marriage.
Open for signature
July 6, 2022, at 2:53 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
November 3, 2022, at 2:53 p.m. (EDT)
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Liberal Caucus
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