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e-739 (Immigration)

Petition to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

  • Many people have prepared a Family Reunification Application for submission in 2017 only to be surprised by a sudden change;
  • No warnings were given which is causing family and financial hardship; and
  • Lottery system mocks a very serious family issue of reunification.
We, the undersigned, citizens and permanent residents of Canada, call upon the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to:
1. Repeal the December 2016 change until a more comprehensive plan can be formulated and give people the opportunity to provide feedback about the coming changes;
2. Phase the changes in over the course of a few years, allowing the people who have prepared for 2017 to submit as per usual; and
3. Give previous lottery losers priority in the subsequent years if they do not make it in previous year lottery.
Government response tabled on June 14, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-23-13)
Open for signature
January 4, 2017, at 1:53 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
May 4, 2017, at 1:53 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Marwan Tabbara (Kitchener South—Hespeler)
May 16, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01353)
Government response tabled
June 14, 2017
Photo - Marwan Tabbara
Kitchener South—Hespeler
Liberal Caucus
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