Petition Against “Sharia Law” Reaches nearly 60,000 Signatures

The petition reached 57,000 signatures on the Canadian Commons website, making it the second most signed petition on the Canadian Commons site in the 2016-2017 period.

James Bezan
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E-909 becomes one of the most widely-signed petitions to the government.

A petition by James Bezan against Sharia law by the Conservative MP for Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman, Manitoba reached over 57,000 signatures on the Canadian Commons website, making it the second most signed petition on the Canadian commons site in the 2016-2017 period.

The Petition States:

  • Differential justice based on an individual’s religion is prejudicial and preferential, therefore, an amendment to the Constitution Act of 1982 would ease the minds of all Canadians and ensure equal treatment for everyone under the Criminal Code of Canada.
  • We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to propose an amendment to the Constitution Act of 1982, under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, stating that Sharia Law or separate Sharia family courts will never have a place in the Canadian Justice System.

Tough Conversation

Regardless of your political views, this petition says a lot. It shows that there is a real fear within Canadian circles in regards to Sharia law and it shows that our current view of simply not discussing the topic is not working. In fact, it is most likely allowing this discussion to occur in closed rooms, without debate or interaction.

Context: In fact, the only other petition to have reached more people was one by NDP MP Nathan Cullen which spoke against the Liberal government’s decision to drop electoral reform.


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    1. Sharia law needs no discussion in canada do your homework lady or get the burka on and Take the beatings it needs rejecting just like our prime minister

      1. Exactly…. NO discussion we dont want it we dont need it … when defenbaker started imigration … we didnt adopt …. italian , irish , spanish , polish , japanese … or any other law ! We stood by Canadian law it has been well refined in most cases .

    2. Not even close. We do not have separate laws for different ethnic groups. We have one law in Canada that applies to all.

  1. There is no place for sharia law in Canada , we have a fine legal system that works . We will not accept another system that does not not give people equal rights , and demonizes women and christians!

  2. I googled this. Petition closed for signatures on July 5 2017, sadly. I would have signed if I had spotted it in time.

  3. How dumb can you be our law is the law of the land if these Muslim don’t like it go back where you came from, otherwise adapt to our ways or go home!!

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