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e-3926 (Foreign affairs)

Initiated by Ihor Palahnyuk from Burlington, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • The Russian Federation has launched an unprovoked war against the people of Ukraine;
  • The Russian Federation has committed multiple war crimes against the people of Ukraine, including crimes against peace and crimes against humanity;
  • Russian President Putin has threatened all other nations, including Canada, that are assisting the people of Ukraine in their valiant defence of their country;
  • Russian President Putin has put nuclear deterrent forces on alert, which is an unprecedented and dangerous escalation;
  • The Russian Federation poses a great and immediate risk to Ukraine and her allies;
  • Canada is home to 1.4 million citizens of Ukrainian decent and has a deep and unflinching commitment to the people of Ukraine, such as being the first country to recognize their independence in 1991;
  • Ukraine has supported NATO’s operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq; and
  • Ukraine also contributed to NATO's counter-piracy operation Ocean Shield.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:
1. Provide direct military assistance and further lethal weapons and supplies to the defence of Ukraine;
2. Immediately put the Canadian Armed Forces on high operational readiness in case of rapid deployment;
3. Immediately urge NATO allies and Ukraine-friendly countries to close the airspace over Ukraine, deploy peacekeeping troops in Ukraine, and support the Ukrainian people; and
4. Remove the formalities and visa requirements for Ukrainian refugees.
Open for signature
March 11, 2022, at 3:56 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
April 10, 2022, at 3:56 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Stéphane Bergeron
Bloc Québécois Caucus