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e-2857 (Foreign affairs)

Initiated by Henry Evans-Tenbrinke from Hamilton, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

  • Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Corporation CFO, committed no crime in Canada;
  • Realizing her arrest was politically motivated because President Trump declared he might release Meng if he secured a favourable trade deal with China and because he told John Bolton that Meng was “a bargaining chip” in his negotiations;
  • Noting that before her arrest in Vancouver on December 1, 2018, Meng travelled through many countries all of which refused US requests to extradite her;
  • Observing that, in their letter of October 11, 2018, US senators Rubio and Wagner of the Select Intelligence Committee advised PM Trudeau to exclude Huwaei Corporation from the deployment of 5G technology in Canada;
  • Understanding that the US is illegally trying to exercise extraterritoriality in prosecuting Meng to enforce its unilateral and illegal sanctions against Iran;
  • Alarmed that Meng’s arrest caused a major deterioration in Canada-China relations with serious negative consequences for many Canadians, while providing no benefit for Canada and instead contributing to a new cold war with China; and
  • Recognizing that it is entirely within the discretion of Immigration Minister Mendicino and in accordance with the rule of law for him to end extradition proceedings against Meng.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:
1) Cease extradition proceedings against Meng and release her immediately;
2) Protect Canadian jobs by permitting Huawei Canada to participate in the Canadian deployment of a 5G internet network; and
3) Initiate a long-overdue foreign policy review to develop an independent foreign policy for Canada.
Open for signature
September 29, 2020, at 9:14 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
January 27, 2021, at 9:14 a.m. (EDT)
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Churchill—Keewatinook Aski
New Democratic Party Caucus