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e-983 (Parliament of Canada)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Kerri Frank from Calgary, Alberta, on March 23, 2017, at 4:33 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Parliamentary reform
Standing Orders of the House of Commons
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • On March 10, 2017, the Government House Leader released a discussion paper regarding changes to the Standing Orders of the House of Commons;
  • Proposed changes in this discussion paper include eliminating Friday sessions of the House of Commons, permanent limits to debate in the House of Commons and Standing Committees, and the Prime Minister being required to answer questions on only one day a week in the House of Commons; and
  • Transparency of Government operations and the ability for all Members of Parliament to hold the Government to account are of paramount importance to the functioning of Canadian democracy.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to adhere to longstanding Parliamentary tradition and procedure and not force any changes to the Standing Orders of the House of Commons outlined in the above mentioned discussion paper without the unanimous consent of all political Parties currently represented in the House of Commons.
Calgary Nose Hill
Conservative
Alberta
Petition presented to the House of Commons on December 1, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01929)
Government response tabled on January 29, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-02)
Open for signature : March 23, 2017, at 4:33 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : July 21, 2017, at 4:33 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
13636
British Columbia
3601
Manitoba
1196
New Brunswick
471
Newfoundland and Labrador
217
Northwest Territories
31
Nova Scotia
524
Nunavut
6
Ontario
8101
Prince Edward Island
76
Quebec
783
Saskatchewan
2156
Yukon
47
Other Countries
79
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