Petition: Northwest Territories Support for Syrian Refugees

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22 signatures 22 online signatures
Lead petitioner Lindsay Armer
Petition target Legislative Assembly of the NWT
Start date Sun, 6 Sep 15
Closing date Thu, 24 Sep 15
Last signatories
  • Gino Pin
  • Patricia
  • Aggie Brockman
  • Marie-Eve Duperre
  • Younes Oudghough
  • Vimala Jeevanandam
  • Kristen Cameron
  • vicky johnston
  • Ben McDonald
  • Jacquelyn Burles
Signature information

We the undersigned, request that during the 5th Session (reconvening on Sept 29th, 2015), that the GNWT declare support and action on the Syrian refugee crisis. Support may include:

(1) The premier should petition the federal government to expedite the process of bringing Syrian refugees to Canada.

(2) The GNWT should commit to bringing a certain number of 100 (or more?) refugees to the NWT within the next two years.

(3) The GNWT should consider providing assistance in the form of contribution funds to non-profit groups assisting or sponsoring Syrian refugees refugees in the NT.

Background information

Other provinces in Canada have committed to accept Syrian refugees. NWT should follow suit and petition the federal government to expedite the process to get Syrian refugees to Canada.

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