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e-800 (Refugees)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Steven Patterson from London, Ontario, on January 31, 2017, at 9:12 a.m. (EDT)
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Canada–U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement
Canada-United States relations
Refugees
Third country
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • The President of the United States of America has signed into effect Executive Orders that prevent refugees and immigrants already accepted by the US from entering the country, with many unable to reunite with their families;
  • The President of the United States of America has moved to adopt policies that contravene the 1984 Convention Against Torture;
  • The above are in direct violation of Factors 1, 2, and 3 of the Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement; and
  • The Agreement may restrict Canada's ability to accept refugees turned away by these Orders.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to revoke the designation of the United States of America as a "Safe Third Country" under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act until the United States returns to compliance with all Factors of the Agreement.
London—Fanshawe
NDP
Ontario
Petition presented to the House of Commons on June 6, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01448)
Government response tabled on September 18, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-07)
Open for signature : January 31, 2017, at 9:12 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : May 31, 2017, at 9:12 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
157
British Columbia
252
Manitoba
41
New Brunswick
25
Newfoundland and Labrador
18
Northwest Territories
3
Nova Scotia
50
Nunavut
1
Ontario
782
Prince Edward Island
5
Quebec
57
Saskatchewan
44
Yukon
3
Other Countries
16
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