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e-4971 (Correctional system)

Initiated by Kevin Machan from Airdrie, Alberta

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • The introduction of needles into Canadian prison cells encourages illegal drug use in prison and clearly adds harm into the Correctional Officers work environment; and
  • The refusal of the Correctional Service of Canada to inform the National Parole Board when an inmate is using illegal drugs. This puts Canadian citizens and our communities at risk.
We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to
1. Focus on preventing illegal drugs from entering the institutions;
2. Remove the Prison Needle Exchange program from the institutions; and
3. Ensure Canadian Correctional Officers have the tools and PPE they need as they risk their lives daily to protect Canadians.
Open for signature
May 1, 2024, at 9:46 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
May 31, 2024, at 9:46 a.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Blaine Calkins (Red Deer—Lacombe)
June 5, 2024 (Petition No. 441-02529)
Photo - Blaine Calkins
Red Deer—Lacombe
Conservative Caucus