LOCAL PAPER PETITIONS.
Along with the online e-petition, we also have many people collecting signatures on paper petitions as well. (Click here for the paper petitions.)
These paper petitions can be submitted to your local MP, or another supportive MP, who will then read the petition and raise the issue in Parliament.
We want to have many MPs standing to read our cannabis petition, and to give many Canadians the opportunity to sign and show support.
If you would like to collect some signatures on paper petitions, just follow these easy steps.
1) Find your Member of Parliament by clicking here.
2) Call or email your MP and see if they will agree to read the cannabis petition in Parliament if you can get the minimum 25 local signatures.
3) If your local MP agrees, then print out these two pages, get 25 or more signatures from local supporters, and hand it in to your MP. (Send us a note to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can track signatures and MPs across the country.)
4) If your local MP refuses to accept the petition, or won’t get back to you, then just print out the petition forms and collect signatures anyways, and send the completed petition forms to one of the MPs below.
You don’t need to use postage when sending mail to your MP at their House of Commons address. You can send these envelopes without stamps!
House of Commons
House of Commons
IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT PAPER PETITIONS
• There is no minimum age requirement for anyone signing a petition.
• Each petitioner must sign (not print) his or her own name directly on the petition and must not sign for anyone else.
• If a petitioner cannot sign because of illness or a disability, this must be noted on the petition and the note signed by a witness.
• At least three signatures with addresses must appear on the very first sheet with the text of the petition.
• Members of the public who wish to petition the House of Commons on a matter of public interest should first submit a draft of the petition to a Member of Parliament to see whether it is correctly worded and to determine whether the Member will agree to present it.
• The subject matter of the petition must be repeated on each subsequent page.
• Petitions must be submitted on paper of usual size (8.5 x 11”).
This information comes from the Parliament Petitions website.