Judy Peterson started the Petition for a National DNA Data Bank for Missing Canadians after her daughter Lindsey went missing in 1993 and over the years almost Twenty Five Hundred have signed the petition over the internet. Recently the family of Dylan Kosham, who went missing in 2008 from Edmonton Alberta have been working very hard to get signatures.
Unfortunately, only hard copies can be presented in the House of Commons and Judy Peterson has sent this memo out:
Thank you so much for taking the time to sign the on-line petition to support the creation of a National Missing Person DNA Database.
Support is growing and now is the time to really flood them with signatures. Unfortunately, only hard copy signatures can be presented in the House of Commons. The family of Dylan Koshman has worked very hard to gather thousands of signatures, but we need help to really make this happen.
Please go to our website – www.lindseyslaw.com. There is a link to a House of Commons petition on the home page. If each of you could print just one copy, gather 25 signatures and mail it to MP Ray Boughen at the address below (postage free), we could have nearly 60,000 signatures by the end of this month.
Ray Boughen, MP, House of Commons, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A4
I cannot believe that this has happened to Lindsey – she was only 14 years old. If this can happen to our family, it could happen to someone you know. Remember that if Lindsey was murdered, he is still out there. This legislation is not just about identifying human remains to help desperate searching families – the identification of the remains is the pivotal piece of information the police require to even begin their investigation. That investigation could lead to putting a murderer behind bars and keeping all Canadians safe.
Please take a few minutes to print this petition – take it to work or to a social gathering and I believe they will be as shocked as you were to understand this does not exist in Canada. Gathering signatures should be very easy.
Thanks, Judy Peterson… Lindsey’s mom
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