Petitions scoring political points
After two years of hammering away at politicians on peace, security and refugees, Canada’s Catholic development agency is claiming a few small victories.
A Development and Peace e-petition on the Parliament of Canada website garnered over 1,000 signatures in a little over a month. It called for the federal government to fund the kind of development projects that will prevent people from becoming refugees.
“People don’t actually want to leave their countries, but they are forced to,” said Development and Peace spokesperson Kelly Di Domenico. “The idea is that if there is more investment in creating conditions where people don’t actually have