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House of Assembly

Newfoundland and Labrador


A petition is a request made by citizens seeking the assistance of the House of Assembly in addressing a matter of concern.

Petitions must follow certain form and content requirements to be received by the House of Assembly. Guidelines are provided below or citizens may use the template as a guide for developing a petition. Citizens may contact the Office of the Clerk of the House of Assembly if they require further clarification with respect to petitions.

Guidelines for Petitions

All petitions must:

Prayer of Petition

The prayer outlines the action petitioners wish to see taken in response to the matter of concern. All petitions presented to the House of Assembly must contain a prayer that is clear, temperate and respectful.

The prayer must:

Presentation of Petitions

Petitions must: