PETITION TO THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

  

    Whereas:

    

      

        The Russian Federation has launched an unprovoked war against the people of Ukraine;

        The Russian Federation has committed multiple war crimes against the people of Ukraine;

        The Russian invasion has triggered a human rights, humanitarian, and displacement crisis, the worst such catastrophe in recent European history;

        As of March 10, 2022, the World Health Organisation estimates that at least 18 hospitals have been attacked by Russian forces since the beginning of invasion;

         Canada is home to 1.4 million citizens of Ukrainian descent and has a deep and unflinching commitment to the people of Ukraine;

        As of March 11, 2022, over 2 million Ukrainian refugees have gone to neighbouring European countries; and

        Abacus Data's public poll on March 9, 2022, shows that 80% of Canadians support or can accept the Government's decision to allow Ukrainians to stay in Canada permanently.

      

    

    We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to immediately implement a government-assisted refugee program for Ukrainians.