E-909 becomes one of the most widely-signed petitions to the government.
When the manipulative Motion-103 was put forth by the Trudeau government, they said it was based on how many people signed petition E-414, which was put forth by the government last year. That petition – with the full support of the federal apparatus and government machine – received 69,742 signatures.
Those signatures were used as the justification for Motion-103, which has the potential to lead to dangerous restrictions on free speech in the future.
In response to M-103, many Canadians pointed out that there are legitimate concerns about radical Islamism and Sharia law, and we have the right as citizens to make clear that Sharia law isn’t tolerated here. As a result, Petition E-909 was created.
Here’s what the petition said:
PETITION TO THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
- Differential justice based on an individual’s religion is prejudicial and preferential, therefore, an amendment to the Constitution Act of 1982 would ease the minds of all Canadians and ensure equal treatment for everyone under the Criminal Code of Canada.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to propose an amendment to the Constitution Act of 1982, under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, stating that Sharia Law or separate Sharia family courts will never have a place in the Canadian Justice System.
That petition (E-909), sponsored by MP James Bezan, was initiated on March 7, 2017 and was closed for signatures on July 5, 2017, and received a form-letter government response on November 8th.
In total, E-909 received 57,731 signatures, an impressive number considering it didn’t have the power of the government behind it.
This clearly shows that many Canadians want a clear and unequivocal ban on Sharia law ever being used in this country.
Yet, we know that the Trudeau government will never listen to the voices of those who signed E-909. They only listen to petitions they create themselves, not petitions that spontaneously emerge from the will of Canadians.
Only when Trudeau and his dangerous political correctness has been defeated will it be possible for the government to clearly express that Sharia law won’t be tolerated, and we must hold the next government (assuming it’s a Conservative one), accountable to ensure they defend Canadian principles and values.