Canadians faithfully pay taxes to our government and expect it to uphold its duty to defend the rights of Canadian citizens in foreign countries. However, an increasing number of Canadian citizens are being held captive by authorities, and often tortured in foreign countries, with little or no aid from the Government of Canada.
Currently, the Government of Canada does not have a comprehensive policy to defend the rights of Canadian citizens abroad. The abandonment of Canadians abroad diminishes the value of a Canadian passport, thereby compromising the safety of all Canadian citizens travelling internationally.
Help Elizabeth protect Canadians abroad! Sign below or download this petition, have as many people as possible to sign it, and mail it – postage free – to either her Ottawa or Sidney offices. With as few as 25 signatures, Elizabeth can present your petition to the government in the House of Commons.
111 people have signed this petition. Add your voice to the growing number of Canadians speaking out about this issue.
Your petitioners call upon the Government of Canada to assume its responsibilities to vigorously defend the rights of all Canadian citizens in entanglements with authorities abroad, to develop a comprehensive policy to do so, and to protect the value of the Canadian passport for us all.