On this page, you can sign petitions and learn how to create them.
A petition is one of the most direct ways to participate in democracy. Petitions can influence policy and legislation, and are a means of bringing public concerns to the attention of parliament. You create and sponsor the petition, and a Member of Parliament will present it to the House of Commons on behalf of the petitioners. The government is responsible for issuing a written response to the petition within forty days of it being presented.
Members of Parliament should present petitions whether they agree with the subject matter or not. Presenting a petition should not be considered an endorsement by the Member of Parliament.
Sign an electronic petition
- Can be shared electronically, by email or on social media
- Stay open for 30, 60, 90, or 120 days
- Require 5 sponsors and a minimum of 500 signatures
Print a paper petition
Click here to see a list of already prepared paper petitions on a range of issues. Before collecting signatures on your petitions, make sure you have read and understood the guidelines that will make your petition a success.
- Can be signed at events or passed around the community
- Can be certified and then tabled as soon as we receive them
- Require 25 signatures
- Send your completed paper petitions postage free to Elizabeth May’s Parliament Hill office:
House of Commons