Petitions

House of Common’s E-Petition System

Did you know the House of Common’s has a petition system? This is a new feature of the federal government and it allows Canadians citizens to create and sign official petitions online. There are nine steps from creating your petition to having it tabled for a government response. Here they are:

  1. Create a petition’s account
  2. Write and submit a draft
  3. Support of five Canadian citizens or residents of Canada
  4. Publication on the website for 120 days
  5. Preliminary review by the Clerk of Petitions
  6. Sponsored by a Member of Parliament
  7. Certification by the Clerk of Petitions if there are at least 500 signatures
  8. Presentation in the House of Commons
  9. Tabling of a government response

To read more about the E-Petition System visit this link https://petitions.parl.gc.ca