Petition E-2712

House of Commons Petition / Pétitions de la Chambre des Communes

We would like to thank those of you who were with us (in person or in spirit) for  our Season of Creation Eucharistic Celebration. People of faith and of good will are often looking for ways to match their prayer with action.  We would like to propose for your consideration joining in this following action in support of a Just Recovery from our current uncertain times.

The group “For the Love of Creation” was launched on Earth Day (April 22) 2020, as an interfaith collaboration working on the climate emergency. The Centre Oblat was an early supporter then, along with almost a dozen Catholic religious congregations and the Canadian Religious Conference.

This petition has been sponsored by a Liberal MP, because a Parliamentary Petition needs an MP to sponsor it. It does not mean that it is partisan – it actually pushes for climate action, debt cancellation and overseas development assistance commitments in excess of current government action. The second “ask” – concerning legislation on UNDRIP, reflects a government commitment that has yet to be acted upon (but legislation is promised to be tabled before 2020 is out.)

We are hoping that you will support this petition which is very much in keeping with our Oblate values.

Petition e-2712 initiated by Karri Munn-Venn has been published and is

open for signature