In the first week of a month-long petition calling for a vote of non-confidence, an electronic petition has already received over 100,000 signatures from Canadians.  

This petition, initiated by Melissa Outwater from Peterborough, Ont., calls for a vote of no confidence and a federal election within 45 days should the vote pass. The petition is sponsored by Michelle Ferreri, the Conservative member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha.

The petition is open for signatures from Nov. 24 to Dec. 24, and voices a strong lack of confidence in the current government. 

The petition claims that the citizens of Canada have lost confidence not only in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau but also the “Liberal/NDP coalition.”

While the petition shows mounting frustration with the government, it does not bind MPs to take any action. Even if a non-confidence vote were to take place in the House of Commons, the NDP has not showed a willingness to pull its supply and confidence agreement with the Liberals, which guarantees support until 2025, when the next federal election is scheduled.

The most recent projections show a 96% chance of a Conservative majority if an election were held today.

“The current government elected is not acting in the best interest of all its citizens,” reads the petition.

The petition cites the following federal policy failures: housing costs, infringement of civil liberties, highest inflation in history, unbalanced immigration policies, taxation to the point of poverty, and weakening of our economy by importing natural resources that Canada already naturally has and under-utilizes.  

For young Canadians, the cost of living was one of the biggest concerns with the current federal government, as previously reported by True North.

Based on the past eight years of this Prime Minister, five ethics investigations, and Canada’s reputation being tarnished on a global scale under his leadership, Canadians do not have confidence in this Prime Minister, writes the petition’s author. 

Despite only being open for signature for six days, at the time of publication, petition e-4701 had 121,000 signatures.