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e-566 (National day)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Yuan zheng from Mississauga, Ontario, on September 26, 2016, at 12:44 p.m. (EDT)
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Criminal justice system
Wrongful convictions
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • The loss of one’s freedom due to a wrongful conviction has far reaching effects. It not only negatively affects the innocent individual’s quality of life and their loved ones, but also has a harmful effect on society as a whole; and
  • Wrongful convictions question the integrity and fairness of the criminal justice system, unless recognized and corrected, undermine society’s trust in the criminal justice system.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to proclaim October 2 as WRONGFUL CONVICTION DAY in Canada.
Mississauga Centre
Liberal
Ontario
Petition presented to the House of Commons on March 6, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01184)
Government response tabled on May 1, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-03)
Open for signature : September 26, 2016, at 12:44 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : January 24, 2017, at 12:44 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
31
British Columbia
26
Manitoba
10
New Brunswick
2
Newfoundland and Labrador
6
Northwest Territories
1
Nova Scotia
7
Ontario
571
Prince Edward Island
1
Quebec
19
Saskatchewan
9
Yukon
2
Other Countries
3
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