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e-5018 (Business and trade)

Initiated by David Starbuck from Sudbury, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • The State of Israel is carrying out a campaign of genocide against the people of Palestine through indiscriminate military actions against the civilian population, killing and maiming more than one hundred thousand people, and destroying the physical and social infrastructure of Gaza;
  • Many of the weapons used in this genocide are supplied to the State of Israel by the United States and other NATO Countries;
  • Nickel is an important raw material in the manufacture of these armaments;
  • Forty percent of the nickel consumed in US manufacturing originates in Canada;
  • The people of Canada do not want the natural resources of this land or the labour of our people contributing to this campaign of terror and mass murder;
  • The Government of Canada has banned new contracts for the sale of armaments to Israel; and
  • The Government of Canada can enact programs that promote the development of peaceful uses of nickel.
We, the undersigned, Citizens and Residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:
1. Institute a ban on the sale of nickel to Israel and to those armament manufacturers that supply Israel; and
2. Require purchasers of Canadian nickel to certify that they will not re-sell Canadian nickel to Israel or to arms manufacturers supplying Israel.
Open for signature
June 12, 2024, at 11:56 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
October 10, 2024, at 11:56 a.m. (EDT)
Photo - Charlie Angus
Timmins—James Bay
New Democratic Party Caucus