Petitions must be submitted in paper or hard copy. Each page of a petition, including both sides of a double-sided page, must include the petition prayer, signature(s) from Alberta residents and a notice of public disclosure, which states that all of
the information contained in the petition will become publicly accessible on presentation to the Assembly. Pages that do not comply with the above requirements may not be presented to the Legislative Assembly.
A Request (or “Prayer”)
Petitions clearly state a request that the Legislative Assembly either take or refrain from taking a certain action. This is often referred to as the petition prayer. The prayer may request only that which is within the power and authority of the Assembly.
- We, the undersigned residents of Alberta, petition the Legislative Assembly to pass legislation that will __________.
- We, the undersigned residents of Alberta, petition the Legislative Assembly to urge the government of Alberta to introduce legislation to ____________.
- We, the undersigned residents of Alberta, petition the Legislative Assembly to urge the government of Alberta to inform the federal government that ____________.
Petitions include the names, addresses and signatures of those who support the petition prayer. The signatures must be from Alberta residents and originals, not stamped, photocopied or digital. A petition must include at least one signature.
Notice of Public Disclosure
All petitions must notify the undersigned that their personal information is made public if the petition is presented to the Legislative Assembly.