Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Prorogation has changed the expected tabling of reply to Sept 19. Auxiliary Police Officers Petition Response expected by July 13,2016.

The Recessing of parliament to Sept. 19 has derailed any hope of a written response being tabled within the 45 calendar days as expressed in the Petition Rules. 

At prorogation (the period of time between two sessions of a Parliament), the e-petitions website remains active and petitioners may continue to submit petitions and gather signatures. However, certified petitions may not be presented in the House until the opening of the new session, and any outstanding government responses to petitions presented in the previous session must be tabled in the new session.

Government Responses to Petitions
The Standing Orders (the rules governing the House of Commons) require the government to respond within 45 calendar days to every petition presented in the House of Commons.

You, the supporters, the signatories, and the sponsor will be notified by e-mail when the response is tabled in the House. A copy will also be found on the e petition website along with the original petition.

In the event that the government fails to respond to a petition within 45 calendar days, the matter of the government’s failure to respond is automatically referred to the standing committee designated by the MP who presented the petition. Within five sitting days of such a referral, the Chair of the committee must convene a meeting to consider the matter.
Petition to the Government of Canada
The previous government instituted a tax credit for Volunteer Firemen in 2011 and a similar tax treatment for Volunteer Search and Rescue in 2014; and
An Auxiliary Constable is an unarmed, unpaid, uniformed RCMP volunteer whose activities are governed under provincial legislation.
We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, request (or call upon) the Government of Canada to extend a tax credit to Auxiliary Police Officers similar to that already given to Volunteer FireFighters and Search and Rescue volunteers.
 Petition presented to the House of Commons on May 30, 2016
From and including: Monday, May 30, 2016
To and including: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Result: 45 days

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