House of Commons Petitions

Donna Magee writes:

Thought this might interest some of you.

According to Dominic LeBlanc whose session on the workings of the House of Commons.

Opposition parties can speak to ecah petition (minimium of 25 signatures and addresses) for 45 secs.

So better to send 100 individual petitions with 25 names on each than one petition with 2500 names. According to him opposition parties love petitions because they allow them to keep an issue before the House – while lobbying for change.

http://www.parl.gc.ca/marleaumontpetit/DocumentViewer.aspx?Sec=Ch22&Seq=3&Language=E

 

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