Maintain Canadian diplomatic presence in Milan sign now

We, the undersigned, express our extreme dismay and protest at the closing of the Canadian Consulate General in Milan.

Milan is the economic and financial capital of Italy, Canadas eleventh largest trading partner. Abandonment of a Canadian mission in the Italian north where the greater part of business and industry is concentrated will hamper Italian-Canadian business growth and commercial relations. The Consulate General has been instrumental in increasing Italian investment in Canada more than fourfold in recent years, one example being the investment by the Ferrero company which established a plant in Canada creating valuable jobs. Abandonment of this dynamic mission in the face of the current federal surplus is a short-sighted response to managing a valuable trade relationship.

The Consulate General also provides essential consular assistance to Canadians travelling in Northern Italy with such important tourist destinations as Milan, Genoa, Turin, Verona, and Venice as well as to Canadian citizens residing in its consular area.

We strongly urge that the cost-effectiveness of closing the Consulate General in Milan be reconsidered. We are confident that a careful analysis will not support the total abandonment of this mission, and that whatever changes may be required to strengthen Canada's overall diplomatic function in Italy can better be made by preserving than by closing the Milan establishment.

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  • 04 January 2016400. Michel G
    I support this petition
  • 12 December 2015399. Martha M
    A diplomatic presence in Milan keeps the world safer for Canadian travellers. I have been the victim of a crime in Italy and a Canadian diplomat was very helpful. Also, international consular presences increase international trade and the economy of Canad
  • 09 December 2015398. Guido M
    Up with Canada
  • 01 December 2015397. Mike P
    I support this petition
  • 27 November 2015396. Gaye M
    I support this petition
  • 25 November 2015395. Bruno M
    Do not close this valuable resource!
  • 25 November 2015394. Mauro C
    I support this petition
  • 24 November 2015393. Melissa C
    Milton, ON, Canada
  • 21 November 2015392. Jean P
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  • 26 October 2015391. Jill H
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  • 16 October 2015390. Alan K
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • 06 October 2015389. Mrs Yvettebolzonguelphontarioc
    Have family with dual citizenship (Canadian/Italian) living in Northern Italy -- Maintaining Canadian diplomatic presence in Milan is a "MUST" for their wellbeing and Peace of mind , not only for my family/relatives, but for thousands of others now residi
  • 04 October 2015388. Ulrike W
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  • 20 September 2015386. Paolo M
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  • 20 September 2015385. Maria J
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  • 09 September 2015384. Dougal B
    Close the consulate in Milan! What are you thinking?
  • 08 September 2015383. Michael M
    Doesn't make sense to close such an important centre...
  • 07 September 2015382. Massimo A
    I support this petition
  • 05 September 2015381. Ester M
    I support this petition
  • 07 August 2015380. Giovanni S
    I support this petition
  • 25 July 2015379. Joseph D
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  • 26 June 2015378. Theresa S
    I support this petition
  • 22 June 2015377. Marjorie Joanb
    I strongly support this petition
  • 01 June 2015376. Costantino G
    Closing the Consulate will mean cut our trade relationship with northern Italy
  • 20 May 2015375. Simona L
    It's MORE better that the Canadian diplomatic presence stay in Milan
  • 20 May 2015374. Laura G
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