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New year, new way to petition Parliament

Return to the House will see the first ever government responses to e-petitions. Submissions so far include banning Donald Trump from Canada, stopping animal cruelty, and holding a referendum on electoral reform.

In December House of Commons officials debuted a new website and a new way to petition Parliamentarians, thanks to the NDP MP Kennedy Stewart private member’s motion to have the House adopt a system allowing Canadians to electronically submit petitions that have at least 500 signatures.  The e-petition system compliments the existing paper-based system, but comes with its own rules. The petitioner can be any Canadian resident and can choose which MP to sponsor their bill. It’s up

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