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e-553 (Iran)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Bijan Ahmadi from Toronto, Ontario, on September 7, 2016, at 1:39 p.m. (EDT)
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Embassies and consulates
Foreign policy
Iran
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • The former Government of Canada, under Prime Minister Stephen Harper, ceased all diplomatic relations with Iran, closed its embassy in Tehran, and expelled all Iranian diplomats from Ottawa in 2012;
  • Consular services provided through the Iranian embassy – including power of attorney, passport renewal, and the acquiring of birth and death certificates – have not been available in Ottawa since 2012 for thousands of Iranian Canadians requiring such services;
  • Lack of access to a Canadian embassy in Tehran disrupted the visa processes of many Iran-based relatives of Iranian Canadians who must travel to third countries such as Turkey to obtain their visa in order to visit their family here in Canada;
  • The lack of a diplomatic presence in Iran has left Canadian citizens traveling to Iran vulnerable and without access to consular services in times of need;
  • Canada’s European allies including the U.K. have re-engaged with Iran following the international agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action;
  • The continuation of the status quo vis-a-vis Canada-Iran relations goes against Canada’s legacy of advancing peace through diplomacy and constructive engagement;
  • The Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs have announced on several occasions that the current Government of Canada is committed to re-establishing diplomatic relations with Iran.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to re-establish diplomatic relations with Iran, including re-opening embassies in both countries, as a matter of utmost importance.
Richmond Hill
Liberal
Ontario
Petition presented to the House of Commons on June 5, 2019 (Petition No. 421-04111)
Government response tabled on August 21, 2019 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-08)
Open for signature : September 7, 2016, at 1:39 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : January 5, 2017, at 1:39 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
1250
British Columbia
2806
Manitoba
168
New Brunswick
66
Newfoundland and Labrador
89
Northwest Territories
11
Nova Scotia
175
Nunavut
2
Ontario
7985
Prince Edward Island
18
Quebec
2655
Saskatchewan
138
Yukon
5
Other Countries
413
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