As of today, the NHPPA has 92,910 petition signatures.
A FEW FACTS AND FIGURES
CANADA’S LARGEST FEDERAL PETITIONS
- At 85,421 signatures, the largest single petition to be presented to the House of Commons in the last 2 years was for the extension of medical benefits through the Employment Insurance Program (June 21 2011)
- At 92,572 signatures, the largest petition in the last 7 years was a series of petitions against cruelty to animals (February 19 2007)
- At 96,065 signatures, the largest petition in the last 15 years was a series of related petitions against Child Pornography (April 27 1999)
- At 625,510 signatures, the largest petition in Canadian history was a submitted to Diefenbaker to support the creation on Canada’s Bill of Rights (Feb 9 1949)
If presented to the House of Commons today, the petition in support of the Charter of Health Freedom would be:
- the third largest petition in Canadian history
- the largest petition since April 1999
- the largest petition in 5 Parliaments.
We are currently 96.7% of the way to the largest Federal petition in 15 years. When we have collected 3,155 more signatures we will have:
- the most number of signatures on a petition that 93% of sitting MPs have ever seen (only 40% of Liberal MPs, 4% of NDP MPs and 7% of Conservative MPs have been in Parliament since 1999. That’s a mere 17% over all parties. You can check whether this applies to your MP on Parliament’s website.)
- the second largest petition, only to the Bill of Rights petition, in Canadian history.
Did you know? 25 signatures on any one given petition is sufficient to trigger a response from Ottawa. We therefore have enough signatures to have generated 3,716 written responses from Parliament. There’s strength in numbers however, the truckload of paper will make some impact!