It has been nearly two years since the federal government of PM Trudeau promised to reopen the Iranian embassy in Canada. It is time we hold the government to account on its promise by calling and emailing our Members of Parliament.Read more
On the anniversary of Canada’s decision to cut diplomatic ties with Iran the ICC President, Bijan Ahmadi, has submitted a formal electronic petition to the House of Commons on behalf the Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC) with the unanimous approval of the Board of Directors asking the Government of Canada to re-establish diplomatic relations with Iran and facilitate the reopening of the embassies in Tehran and Ottawa. The ICC has worked on the preparation of this formal request with MP Majid Jowhari (Richmond Hill) and the petition is formally sponsored by him.
Diplomatic rapprochement at this point will not only assure that Canada stands in solidarity with its allies, many of whom have started re-engaging with Iran after the signing of the nuclear agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action last year, but also will bolster Canada’s historical role of advancing peace through diplomacy and constructive engagement. We encourage all Canadians as well as members of the Iranian Canadian community who support peace and diplomacy to sign this petition and share it with their networks.
This petition is open to all citizens and residents of Canada.
How can you help?
- Sign the e-petition: Click here and sign the petition using the e-petition platform on the website of the House of Commons. Note that your info remains confidential according to the rules of the House of Commons and wont be disclosed publicly.
- Share the news with your network: Share the following link with your network and ask them to sign the petition: www.iccongress.ca/irancanada
- Join our team as an advocate in your local area: Join ICC as a local ambassador to advocate for re-establishing Canada-Iran relations in your local area. Click here to join our team as an ICC Ambassador.
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Interview with CTV News about Prof. Hoodfar`s release and Canada-Iran relations.Read more
چطور میتوانید به ما برای اطلاع رسانی در رابطه با درخواست نامه رسمی به پارلمان در رابطه با تجدید روابط ایران و کانادا کمک کنید؟Read more
Here is ICC's quarterly progress report from ICC President, Bijan Ahmadi:Read more
Here is a statement from the ICC Board of Directors on the first anniversary of Iran deal:Read more
Here you can find more information about the response received from Global Affairs Canada regarding the statement issued by the Iranian Canadian Congress about Prof. Hoodfar's arrest in Iran:Read more
Date: June 13, 2016
For Immediate Release
The Iranian Canadian Congress calls on the Government of Canada to take all available measures to ensure Prof. Hoodfar’s immediate release and safe return to Canada.