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e-566 (National day)

Initiated by Yuan zheng from Mississauga, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • 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.
Government response tabled on May 1, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-131-03)
Open for signature
September 26, 2016, at 12:44 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
January 24, 2017, at 12:44 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Omar Alghabra (Mississauga Centre)
March 6, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01184)
Government response tabled
May 1, 2017
Photo - Omar Alghabra
Mississauga Centre
Liberal Caucus
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