Home Page News Opinion Foreign Policy Politics Policy Legislation Lobbying Hill Life & People Hill Climbers Heard On The Hill Calendar Archives Classifieds
Hill Times Events Hill Times Books Hill Times Careers The Wire Report The Lobby Monitor Parliament Now
Subscribe Free Trial Reuse & Permissions Advertising
Log In
News

E-petition condemning all forms of Islamophobia attracts highest number of signatures in a year, fails to receive unanimous House consent

By Abbas Rana      

Liberals and NDP blame some Conservative MPs for blocking unanimous consent in the House. Conservatives declined to comment.

Liberal MP Farnk Baylis' sponsored parliamentary e-petition to end all forms of Islamophobia received the highest number of signatures of any petition, but did not win unanimous House consent. The e-petition received more than 70,000 signatures. Photograph Courtesy of Liberal MP Frank Baylis
Share a story
The story link will be added automatically.

Rookie Liberal MP Frank Baylis’s e-petition condemning all forms of Islamophobia in the country failed to receive unanimous consent in the House last week, despite having garnered the highest number of signatures of any e-petition on the parliamentary website since the e-petition system began last year. The non-partisan e-petition, numbered 411 and sponsored by Mr. Baylis (Pierrefonds-Dollard, Que.), opened up for signatures on June 8 and closed Oct. 6. In total 70,317 Canadians signed the petition. The petition received support

This is an exclusive subscriber-only story by The Hill Times.
If you’d like to read the full article:

Subscribe Today

Already a Hill Times subscriber? Sign in here:

Check to see if you have corporate access:

Reuse and Permissions:

Unauthorized distribution, transmission, reuse or republication of any and all content is strictly prohibited. To discuss re-use of this material, please contact:

Chris Rivoire, Director of Reader Sales and Services
613-288-1146 | circulation@hilltimes.com

More in News

GTA Grit MPs Holland, Vaughan considering run for Ontario Liberal leadership

Businesswoman and former federal cabinet minister Belinda Stronach denies she is considering a run for the Ontario Liberal Party leadership.

Old Liberal ties ‘do not disqualify’ Canadians from Independent Senate spots: PCO

New Senator Pierre Dalphond worked for the Liberal Party in the early 1990s, but says he has no interest in a Red Chamber beholden to the government or any party.

Feds to back five Senate changes to cannabis bill, plus 22 of their own

After six months of study, the Senate had passed 46 amendments to Bill C-45, including 29 written by the government.

Blaming ethnic, religious ‘divisive forces,’ and family reasons, former Tory MP Shory quits Conservative nomination contest in Calgary Skyview

News|By Abbas Rana
If Independent MP Darshan Kang were not allowed to return to the Liberal caucus, former Trudeau adviser Jessie Chahal would likely seek the Liberal nomination in Calgary Skyview.

Inside West Block, the House Chamber’s home for the next decade

The West Block building is now set to be in full use as the House of Commons’ interim home in January 2019.

Trudeau owes surge in approval to Trump bump, poll suggests

News|By Beatrice Paez
Canadians in Quebec and the Atlantic region, where support for supply management is the highest, were among the prime minister's enthusiastic supporters in his tussle with the U.S. president, according to a poll

Centre Block closure, renos delayed until after summer

Senators were told this morning that the Upper Chamber’s interim home at the Government Conference Centre won't be ready in time for the fall sitting this September.

Conservatives ought to use ‘street cred’ with Republicans to blitz Trump-friendly media to support united Canadian front: Tory foreign affairs critic

News|By Emily Haws
‘I don't think I’ve ever seen Canada more united in our stand,’ says 24-year Liberal MP Wayne Easter, co-chair of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group.

Fix ‘disconnect’ that leaves parliamentary secretaries out of political-fundraising rules, say Senators

Parliamentary secretaries are ‘closely associated to the exercise of power,’ says Sen. Serge Joyal, who wants to see them covered in the bill's new transparency rules.