A Petition to The Governor General of Canada to Reject The Prime Minister's Request to Prorogue Parliament
- Islam Mohamed
- Closed on
- Her Excellency Michaelle Jean, the Governor General of Canada
This petition was sent to the Governor General on three occasions, the first within 24 hours of starting the petition, on December 31, 2009, and the last on January 8, 2010.
A copy of the petition was also sent to MPs including the Prime Minister and opposition party leaders on January 8, though only petitioners who allowed their names to be designated 'public' when signing had their names displayed as only the Governor General was designated as the target audience for the petition.
Whereas the citizens of Canada have duly elected the Members of the 40th Parliament, and
Whereas the first session of the 40th Parliament was prorogued during a period of profound economic instability, while the Government resisted a coalition helmed by a Member whose continuing leadership of his Party was in question, and
Whereas no such economic or political crisis currently plagues Canada, and
Whereas the Prime Minister's prorogation request appears to be concerned more with insulating his Government from the scrutiny of Parliament than from serving the interests of Canada, and
Whereas proroguing Parliament is a direct threat to the function of Parliament and the will of the Canadian electorate:
We, the undersigned citizens of Canada, call on the Governor General to reject the Prime Minister's request to prorogue Parliament.
The A Petition to The Governor General of Canada to Reject The Prime Minister's Request to Prorogue Parliament petition to Her Excellency Michaelle Jean, the Governor General of Canada was written by Islam Mohamed and is in the category Politics at GoPetition.