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441-02401 (Justice)

Paper petition

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament Assembled


  • The homeless in Canada are mistreated and discriminated against as a matter of routine;
  • Crimes against them go unpunished, ignored. At the same time they are falsely accused;
  • Many NGO groups and government agencies have been using Band-Aid methods to help;
  • Many studies have shown that housing them and helping them directly would be less costly but the establishment refuses and has even fought against this advice; and
  • Instead, a campaign of terror has been waged against them by police/security, the business community, and residential associations.

Therefore: We, the undersigned, Canadian citizens and residents, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament Assembled to implement a federal law making it illegal to discriminate against any homeless person in this country - Making it illegal to confiscate their private property, arbitrarily forcing them to move from public property when they have nowhere to go, and making it illegal to criminally harass them.

Presented to the House of Commons
Laurel Collins (Victoria)
April 19, 2024 (Petition No. 441-02401)
Photo - Laurel Collins
New Democratic Party Caucus
British Columbia

35 signatures

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