Petitions

On this page, you can sign petitions and learn how to create them.

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 them or not. Presenting a petition should not be considered an endorsement by the Member of Parliament.

There Are Two Types of Petitions:

E-petitions

Paper Petitions

  • Can be shared electronically, by email or on social media
  • Stay open for 30, 60, 90, or 120 days
  • Require 5 sponsors and 500 signatures

To sign or create an e-petition click here

  • 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

To sign or create a paper petition click here

 

Sign a petition

Click the links below to sign petitions sponsored by members of the Green Caucus.