The Petition of Right of 1628 - to de-amalgamate Goderich Township
You are invited to Queen’s Park to witness what has never been done before!
On Thursday, November 27th, MPP Jack MacLaren will present a Petition of Right to the Attorney General, the Honourable Madeleine Meilleur, on behalf of the freeholders of Goderich Township, to de-amalgamate Goderich Township from the Municipality of Central Huron, thereby establishing an historical legal precedent in the Province of Ontario.

Please RSVP Jessica Annis or (416) 314-7900 for both detailed agenda and so that your name can be provided to security.
The Petition of Right:

§  Became law in 1628, when the Lords of Parliament forced the King to acknowledge habeas corpus and right of rule;

§  Is a common-law right afforded to subjects to redress the Crown for grievances;

§  Is an Imperial Statute, Constitutional Document identified in the Revised Statutes of Ontario 1897; and,

§  Was used successfully in 1986 by Air Canada against the Attorney General in British Columbia in Air Canada v. B.C. (A.G.), [1986] 2 S.C.R. 539

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