We, the undersigned citizens and residents of Canada, call upon our government to…
A petition is used to draw attention to an issue of public interest and requests the government to take a specific action.
Paper petitions are effective because they need only 25 approved signatures. to present your petition to the Government of Canada, you request a Member of Parliament (MP) to present your petition. If you want to submit your petition to the BC Legislature, you ask a member of the BC Legislature (an MLA) to present it.
Both the federal and provincial governments have very specific (but slightly different) guidelines that must be followed to be formally presented in the House of Commons or in the BC Legislature. Each signature is checked to make sure it meets the requirements – so it is always good to collect at least 30 signatures, in case some are disqualified.
Please read and follow the guidelines carefully so that your efforts are not wasted!