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PETITION TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF COMMONS OF HER MAJESTY'S 23RD PARLIAMENT OF CANADA ASSEMBLED AND TO BE TABLED IN THE HOUSE AND REFERRED TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS'STANDING COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS

A Petition is being circulated for signatures for all friends and supporters of Joe Overtveld to live free for the remaining weeks or months left of his life. He is soon 94. He is no record of being a criminal and regrets to spend most of his life as hostage and confinement under constant threat, extreme anxiety, stress and absolutely no social contacts. He voiced that convicted criminals in maximum security have more rights than he does. His only crime is seeking justice and protection of the vulnerable from greedy legal predators. Time is critical. The scale of injustice is tearing his life apart.

The petition will be delivered to House of Commons  Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, UN Agencies, including all top Canadian political parties in the federal and provincial levels, are already aware of the elderly abuse issues by several petition participants and non-profit organizations.

This file contains the Petition which is approximately 62 pages in length. It took almost 1000 hours of legal research and cross references to produce in the endevour to maintain the accuracy of the statements. It contains hundreds of interrelated information that occurred over the decade in the victim's life. To facilitate quick comprehension, please read the Short Summary provided and the Table of Contents. 

PETITION TABLE OF CONTENTS  & A SHORT SUMMARY OF THE PETITION ( 7 pages)

THE HOUSE STANDING COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS.

https://www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/JUST?parl=44&session=1

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United Nations World Elder Abuse Awareness day

THE PETITION will be used to supplement that materials for the upcoming World Elder Abuse Awareness day that will be held on June 15. 2022. The Policy Background is: Addressing Elder Abuse
Between 2019 and 2030, the number of persons aged 60 years or over is projected to grow by 38%, from 1 billion to 1.4 billion, globally outnumbering youth, and this increase will be the greatest and the most rapid in the developing world, and recognizing that greater attention needs to be paid to the specific challenges affecting older persons, including in the field of human rights.



 

CANADIAN HIGHLIGHTS

  • Each year, about 10 percent of Canadian seniors are victims of crime. The vast majority of these are property crimes.

  • Financial abuse/exploitation and emotional abuse appear to be the most prevalent forms of abuse.

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