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e-739 (Immigration)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Brad Fach from Cambridge, Ontario, on January 4, 2017, at 1:53 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Application process
Family reunification
Immigrant sponsorship
Parent and Grandparent Program
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Whereas:
  • 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.
Kitchener South—Hespeler
Liberal
Ontario
Petition presented to the House of Commons on May 16, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01353)
Government response tabled on June 14, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-13)
Open for signature : January 4, 2017, at 1:53 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : May 4, 2017, at 1:53 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
279
British Columbia
262
Manitoba
71
New Brunswick
16
Newfoundland and Labrador
10
Nova Scotia
20
Nunavut
1
Ontario
926
Prince Edward Island
1
Quebec
222
Saskatchewan
41
Other Countries
14
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