Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition signed by some 600 citizens who want to draw the attention of the House to the election fraud that occurred during the 2011 federal election about which we know more and more.
The petitioners point out that, due to fraudulent practices, election results have been affected. They request the Government of Canada and the Prime Minister to call an independent, fully empowered commission of inquiry, preferably a royal commission, alongside the Elections Canada investigation in order to determine exactly what happened.
I applaud Tara and Jonathan who worked hard to get all of these signatures, some 2,000 of them. They will also be presented by colleagues in other parties. This admirable grassroots initiative is raising awareness about an issue that speaks to the vulnerability of our democracy to the combined threat of communications technology and unscrupulous people.
The NDP remains committed to finding solutions to fraudulent election calls, like these petitioners.