Create a Petition
Have your say
Petitions are a great way for citizens to get involved in our democracy, express their views and concerns, and pressure the government to take action.
As your Member of Parliament, I work hard to make sure the voices of our community are heard in Ottawa, and am always happy to present petitions signed by Burnaby residents.
After a petition is tabled in Parliament, the federal government has to provide a written response to the public within 45 days.
There are now two ways you can petition your government:
- Paper Petitions receiving at least 25 signatures can be mailed postage-free to an MP and tabled in the House of Commons. In order to be certified, paper petitions need to meet certain standards in form and content. For instructions, please read the Paper Petitions - Guide for the Public.
- Electronic Petitions can be initiated and signed online at the new House of Commons e-petitions website. After being sponsored by an MP, an e-petition needs to receive at least 500 verified signatures within 120 days in order to move forward. For instructions, please read the the Guide to Creating and Submitting an Electronic Petition.
If there is an issue you are interested in creating a new petition about, please contact my office. We can walk you through the process and help you draft the text of your petition.