A petition is a great way to make your views known to the government of Canada. Any Canadian can start a petition, but there is a procedure that must be followed. Generally, the process is as follows:
- Come up with an idea for a petition
- Review the House of Commons rules for a petition
- Submit your draft petition (without signatures) to our office for review
- Collect signatures
- Submit the petition
For a petition to be accepted, it must be worded correctly, relate to an issue under the authority of the federal government, and contain at least 25 signatures.
Creating an Electronic Petition or Paper Petition
Follow this link to the House of Commons website:
Create an online account and follow the instructions provided.