I’m looking at starting at least one petition to the Ontario Legislature–at least one against all vaccine mandates.
The rules for petitions for the Ontario legislature are here:
A petition is a document that is addressed to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and signed by at least one person. It asks the Legislature to act on or change its position on an issue. A petition can be submitted by an individual or a group.
To be presented to the Legislative Assembly, a petition must meet the following rules:
- It must ask for an action that is within the jurisdiction of the Legislative Assembly.
- It must use clear and respectful language.
- The text of the petition must be at the top of every page of signatures.
- All signatures must be original. They must be written directly on the petition.
- Each petitioner must print his or her name and address and sign his or her name under the text of the petition.
- Petitioners must be residents of Ontario.
- The petition must be addressed to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
- The petition must be written, typewritten, or printed. Emailed, faxed, photocopied, or online petitions are not allowed.
MPPs present petitions to the Legislative Assembly. Petitioners must arrange for an MPP to present their petition.
Any MPP, except cabinet ministers and the Speaker of the House, can present a petition. The Chief Government Whip may present a petition on behalf of cabinet ministers.
Petitions can be presented to the House or tabled with the Clerk.
MPPs can present a petition during regular meeting of the House. These presentations are recorded in Hansard and the official record of proceedings (Votes and Proceedings).
An MPP can file a petition with the Clerk at any time during a parliamentary session. These presentations are recorded only in the Votes and Proceedings.
The government must file a response within 24 sitting days of the presentation of the petition. They give the response to the Clerk and the MPP who presented the petition.
The Clerk keeps an index of petitions that are presented during the parliamentary session. . . .
A sample petition is on the same page.
To The Legislative Assembly of Ontario:
. . .
We the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows:
. . .
Then there is a table
Name (printed) Address (printed) Signature
The example has room for 15 names.