( Elizabeth was a very disappointment when looking support for my petition. She projects a very different image on the media and even when this has nothing to do with the environment, she is an MP, and one of my favorites, for god sake. I am a supporter of our Green Party since I am a citizen. It has been a responsible vote for me, for years. Maybe we need a different face on this portfolio )
Oct/29/ 2018 ( about Elizabeth decision not to run a candidate on the by-elections to facilitate things for NDP )
Hi Rob I am not sure what Trudeau is afraid of but I don’t have the best experience with Kennedy as my MP and I don’t think we in Burnaby South are in the HR business of hiring people to work in parliament, so Singh won’t have my vote in any case. We should elect local members of our community to represent us in Parliament. That in my experience is on our best interest.
My answer to her email
I was pretty sure that Elizabeth doesn’t represent only her constituencies. If that is the case we are in big problems.
And how do you know that I haven’t been refused by my local MP?
Very disappointed with your answer. I had a different idea of who Elizabeth May was on our Parliament. Her policy should be “I want to help”
Thank you for writing and for your efforts to speak out on this issue. It is Elizabeth’s policy that you should first request the support of your own Member of Parliament (MP), giving them a chance to fulfill their role as your representative.
Your local MP and their contact information can be found at the following site: https://lop.parl.ca/ParlInfo/Compilations/HouseOfCommons/MemberByPostalCode.aspx?Menu=HOC.
I hope this information helps.
( Why Elizabeth guessed I haven’t contacted already Kennedy Steward is still a mystery. I think it was just the fastest choice to dismiss me ).
Office of Elizabeth May, O.C., M.P.
Leader of the Green Party of Canada
From: Diego Cobian [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: September 24, 2017 9:50 AM
To: May, Elizabeth – M.P.
Subject: Petition to Parliament
Good day Elizabeth
My name is Diego Cobian, I am a resident of Burnaby, BC.
Elizabeth, I am looking for a Member of our Parliament that will support my petition, proposing a mechanism that could warrantee that our members or family and our friends will be able to visit us in Canada without our invitation been denied or our intentions been questioned.
In my particular case, I have been living in Canada since 2001 as a Political refugee from Cuba and I had not been able to visit home since. Last year my invitation extended to my sister to visit me in Canada was denied twice, and if the denial is painful, the reasons for it are even worst. It seems to me that we are evaluating visitors from poor countries, even if they are invited from members of their family, resident in Canada, as delinquents that are trying to get advantage of our immigration’s benefits. My petition is trying to propose a solution or at least, to bring to the light a problem that is affecting many of us and is not only unfair but also discriminatory with a situation very close to our hearts.
If I can count on you, I will create my e-petition and find the necessary signatures once I have your official support.
Thanks Elizabeth, Please let me know.
Here is a draft of my petition
- Our country was founded under the influence and affluence of immigrants from all parts of the world. Canada is a place where we all can live and raise our families in peace, with equal rights and opportunities, without being discriminated against for our social status, race or economic situation, under the guarantees set out in our Constitution;
- Our Canadian Human Rights Act expresses in its Purpose that it is a principle that all individuals should have an opportunity equal with other individuals to make for themselves the lives that they are able and wish to have and to have their needs accommodated, consistent with their duties and obligations as members of society, without being hindered or prevented from doing so by discriminatory practices based on race, national or ethnic origin, among other reasons;
- It is very common in our country to find families divided by our borders, families and friends that, for different circumstances and humanitarian reasons, have been a part for several years. It is also very common that the same Canada that once guaranteed and respected our political status and beliefs, and the same immigration system that once was very generous to us, is now an obstacle to meet our family and friends in Canada, by imposing requirements to our relatives outside the country that in many cases are impossible to achieve, denying to all of us the chance to be with our loved ones.
We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship to:
evaluate and implement, with the approval of our Parliament, the following three proposed changes to our visitor’s visa program, in order to facilitate, and in many cases to enable, the efforts of citizens to invite relatives and friends, without being continuously denied the right to meet with them, and also to prevent our immigration system from labelling our loved ones as strangers or opportunistic people:
- the Invitation Letter, written and signed by a Canadian citizen currently living in Canada and extended to friends or relatives living outside of our borders, will be considered legitimate based on its sincere intentions and trusted by our immigration system as a document that truly expresses the intentions of the visitor to our country;
- the economic conditions, political believes and country of origin of the invitee won’t be considered as a deterrent factor when evaluating his/her prospect to visit our country. The Canadian resident inviting, should demonstrate and provide his/her ability to cover all the expenses of the person visiting.
- Both parties, the Canadian Citizen extending an invitation and the invitee, will sign an agreement that prohibits the visitor to stay in our country once the visitor visa has expired and/or to apply for any other immigration program or any type of asylum during his/her visit. Failing to do so will prevent the parties from taking advantage of this program in the future, and will prevent the visitor from acquiring a visa for further trips to Canada.