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e-3337 (Justice)

Initiated by David Mivasair from Hamilton, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Minister of Justice

  • The Foreign Enlistment Act states: “Any person who, within Canada, recruits or otherwise induces any person or body of persons to enlist or to accept any commission or engagement in the armed forces of any foreign state or other armed forces operating in that state is guilty of an offence.”;
  • The Israeli consulate in Toronto has advertised on several occasions an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) representative available for personal appointments for those wishing to join the IDF, not just those who are required to do mandatory service;
  • The IDF has shot and injured at least two Canadian citizens since 2015;
  • The IDF has repeatedly contravened the Fourth Geneva Convention, and illegally attacked Syria and Lebanon by missile or by drone;
  • Israel is a nuclear power
  • The Ambassador of Canada conducted an event on January 16, 2020 honouring Canadians serving in the IDF; and
  • A formal complaint has been filed regarding recruiting taking place within Canada to enlist persons into the IDF.
We, the undersigned, citizens or residents of Canada, call upon the Minister of Justice to undertake a thorough investigation of those who have recruited or facilitated recruiting for the Israel Defense Forces, and, if warranted, lay charges against those involved in recruiting and encouraging recruiting for the IDF.
Open for signature
April 19, 2021, at 10:24 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
August 17, 2021, at 10:24 a.m. (EDT)
Photo - Matthew Green
Hamilton Centre
New Democratic Party Caucus