MPs Ponder E-Petitions

Lawmakers are pondering whether to update the ancient custom that permits citizens to petition their Parliament. MP Kennedy Stewart proposed a motion to recognize online petitions, and require that parliamentarians debate any topic that garners enough signatures – “for example 50,000 or 100,000,” he said. The Commons receives more than 2,000 petitions a year, from language rights to shark finning.

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