Citizen Action Monitor

Petition demanding Trudeau honour electoral reform promise crashes government website multiple times

“It remains unclear if Trudeau will be open to receiving the petition.” No 1891 Posted by fw, February 11, 2017 “Justin Trudeau thinks no one cares about electoral reform? He might … Continue reading

February 11, 2017

Alberta teacher petitions Canada’s Parliament to bar Trump from entering Canada

Joy Gerwien knows Parliament will not bar Trump but wants to send a message. No 1887 Posted by fw, February 7, 2017 Petition e-813, initiated by Joy Gerwien of Okotoks, Alta. … Continue reading

February 7, 2017

Making the case for effective petitioning

Petitioning can help activist groups seeking political and economic change to enhance their campaign organizing skills. No 1600 Posted by fw, February 24, 2016 “The petition is on the surface a … Continue reading

February 24, 2016

BREAKING: Trade Minister Freeland now says Canada will sign TPP on February 4, 2016

“Tell the Trade Minister right now: do NOT sign the TPP” urges Canada’s Open Media organization. No 1576 Posted by fw, January 25, 2016 On January 12, Minister Freeland said, … Continue reading

January 25, 2016

“Leap Manifesto”, a compelling, positive vision for Canada’s climate and economy

“Manifesto madness” warns Canada’s corporate mouthpiece, the Globe and Mail No 1453 Posted by fw, September 18, 2015 “It lays out a vision – bolder than anything on offer from political … Continue reading

September 18, 2015

100,000 UK residents petition for Netanyahu’s arrest for war crimes against Palestinians

But PM Cameron has already said Netanyahu has immunity, justifies Israel’s killings of Gazans as “self-defence”. No 1443 Posted by fw, September 07, 2015 “Under official procedure, a petition that gains … Continue reading

September 7, 2015

British petition demands arrest of Netanyahu upon arrival in UK next month

Nearly 50,000 have already signed, numbers climbing rapidly No 1422 Posted by fw, August 13, 2015 “The British government is expected to respond to the demand as all petitions that get … Continue reading

August 13, 2015

100,000 plus Canadians demand climate impacts be included in review of Energy East pipeline project

National Energy Board risks losing “all credibility and legitimacy” if impacts and community voices are ignored No 1253 Posted by fw, February 7, 2015 Canada ‘Can’t Hide’ From Climate Impacts … Continue reading

February 7, 2015

Midhurst Ontario residents fighting to save prime farmland from mega housing development

Residents petition Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to close Midhurst-only loophole Famed Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood joins the fight No 1091 Posted by fw, July 08, 2014 Note: The content of … Continue reading

July 8, 2014

First Harper eviscerated Canada’s environmental protection — Now he’s out to destroy our health care protection

Join Leadnow’s petition campaign to stop Harper’s sabotage of health care No 1024 Posted by fw, April 2, 2014 “Today [April 1, 2014], the Harper Conservatives had their first chance … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Black Hole where White House petitions go to die

“There is a “purgatory” where petitions that the Obama administration “doesn’t want to answer can disappear.” No 830 Posted by fw, August 14, 2013 Hands up those who believe Harper … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

It will take more than petitions to stop Harper’s thirst for power over CBC

Petitions are seldom an effective method of achieving change, unless they are accompanied by other, more effective actions. No 738 Posted by fw, May 06, 2013 “If on-line petitioners and … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

2.3 million petition kicks off nationwide campaign protesting Obama’s planned cuts to Social Security

Any lessons for Canadian activists in this coalition-led mass mobilization of Americans? No 716 Posted by fw, April 11, 2013 “Today’s White House protest marks the beginning of a mobilization … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Activists hope 1.9 million petitions calling for overturn of Citizens United will be too big to ignore

Growing grassroots movement to take back government from special interest elites No 584 Posted by fw October 1, 2012 This post is a tribute to a coalition of dozens of … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

“We’ll be honest: we won’t win the campaign to end fossil fuel subsidies with a global million-strong petition alone” – 350.org

“Once we get a million signatures, we’ll move on to phase two” No 491 Posted by fw, June 2, 2012 The following call for action is reposted from the 350.org … Continue reading

June 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ignoring expressed concerns of 1.4 million citizens, Obama approves Arctic drilling

Obama’s White House has drifted further from its earlier posture as an environmentally concerned administration No 488 Posted by fw, May 26, 2012 Just how many millions of concerned citizens … Continue reading

May 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Canada’s Green Party’s petition against Harper’s “Environmental Devastation Act” raises the question: How effective are petitions?

No 486 Posted by fw, May 23, 2012 Today, just after posting this piece In Quebec, massive counterpower movement of students and citizens in showdown against government, I checked my email … Continue reading

May 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Petition drive convinces GM to stop funding climate change denier Heartland Institute

“Climate change is real” says Dan Akerson, GM’s CEO No 448 Posted by fw, March 31, 2012 “Citing its corporate stance that climate change is real, General Motors announced Wednesday that its … Continue reading

March 31, 2012 · Leave a comment