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e-4940 (Foreign affairs)

Initiated by Jane Daly from Brampton, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • Human rights and international legal advocates allege Israel has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity against innocent Palestinian civilians since October 2023;
  • Israel continues to receive military and diplomatic support from Western governments, including Canada; and
  • The Canadian government has not taken sufficient steps to encourage Israel and Hamas to agree to a ceasefire and an end to the decades-long occupation of Palestinian civilians.
We, the undersigned, concerned citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:
1. Impose immediate sanctions on the government of Israel until a permanent ceasefire has been agreed to;
2. Impose immediate sanctions on the government of Israel until all Israeli hostages and Palestinian political prisoners have been returned home safe and unharmed;
3. Impose immediate sanctions on the government of Israel until Israel agrees to lift its siege on Gaza and the West Bank, and ends its illegal decades-long occupation of the Palestinian people, so that the rights of all Palestinians and Israelis to live in peace and without threat of violence can be respected; and
4. Acknowledge the generational trauma caused by decades of occupation of Palestinian territories, and condemn ongoing human rights abuses and violations of international law.
Open for signature
May 8, 2024, at 3:08 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
June 7, 2024, at 3:08 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Heather McPherson (Edmonton Strathcona)
June 12, 2024 (Petition No. 441-02553)
Photo - Heather McPherson
Edmonton Strathcona
New Democratic Party Caucus