Notable Petitions To Temporal Authorities

Petition Against Foreign Money Influencing Our Elections

Foreign money is having a major impact on Canada's elections! During the lead up to the 2015 election, an unprecedented amount of foreign cash made its way into the coffers of third party groups with an anti-Conservative agenda. This meant foreign contributions propped up third party groups, in a bid to dishonestly manipulate the results of the last federal election. If we don't stop this, Canada's democracy will remain susceptible to further influence!

Sign the petition here >          Sponsored by:  Linda Frum, Senator (Conservative Party of Canada)

Petition Against Day of Action on Islamophobia in Canada.

A new petition has been commissioned to register your displeasure with the Government's consideration of efforts to condemn the false notion of "Islamophobia" and memorialize our alleged hatred. It is readily apparent that the Liberal government is fully dedicated to the prospect of labelling you as an "Islamophobe."

Sign The Petition here >          Sponsored by:  Canadian Citizens for Charter Rights and Freedoms

Petition Against Birth Tourism

This petition is against the abusive and exploitative practice known as 'Birth Tourism' which now exists in Canada. Under this practice, expectant mothers who are foreign nationals, with no status in Canada, gain automatic citizenship for their children born in Canada. Many illegal "refugees" use this method to establish a foothold in Canada with their "anchor babies".

Sign petition E-1527 here >          Sponsored by:  Loyal Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada

Petition against Liberal Firearms Bill C-71

Bill C-71, An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms, does nothing to tackle firearms violence, but rather adds further red-tape on law abiding firearms owners. This legislation brings back the useless and ineffective long-gun registry. And this legislation does not provide the resources to front-line police forces to tackle the true source of firearms violence:  gangs and organized crime.

Sign petition E-1608 here >          Sponsored by:  Rachael Harder, Conservative MP (Lethbridge, AB)

Petition Against Liberal Summer Jobs Attestation

The current eligibility requirements of employers seeking to apply for Government of Canada funding through the Canada Summer Jobs Program require organizations to sign an attestation stating that their organization's core mandate respects individual human rights in Canada, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as other rights, including reproductive rights and the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. We believe that requiring organizations to attest that this is their organization's "core mandate" would force many organizations to choose between their beliefs, often rooted in their religion, and being able to receive funding; and by its nature, this requirement discriminates against organizations based on their beliefs.

Sign petition E-1484 here >          Sponsored by:  Loyal Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada

The Theory of Petitions

Definition:  "Petition, an entreaty, a request, a supplication, a prayer; a solemn, earnest, or formal prayer of entreaty addressed to the Supreme Being, or to a superior in rank and power. A single article, or several, in a prayer; as, the several petitions of the Lord's Prayer. A formal written request or application made to one vested with authority, or to a legislative or administrative body, soliciting a favor, grant, right, or act of mercy. The paper or document containing such request or application; especially applied in legal language to an application to a court or judge, as a petition for a divorce." 

[Quoted from: Collier's New Encyclopedia. 1921]

Petitions have no legal effect, but the signatures of millions of people on the petitions represents a moral force that help change to take place. Non-governmental organizations such as ACT! For Canada often use petitions in an attempt to exert moral authority in support of various causes relating to Canadian freedom and cultural values. Other non-governmental subjects of petition drives include supporting related causes and organizations. The Internet petition is a new form of a petition becoming commonplace in the 21st century.

[Quoted from: Wikipedia]

Online Petition Providers

If you are interested in starting a petition, the following are some websites that host petitions: