Changeorg Petition

Why I Fought to Re-Open Rehtaeh Parsons' Case

Sherri Bain | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Impact
Sherri Bain

Last week I started a petition on Change.org as an impulsive and disgusted reaction to Nova Scotia Justice Minister Ross Landry's announcement that he would not re-examine the investigation of the rape and subsequent suicide of Rehtaeh Parsons. In the end, the 400,000 plus people who signed succeeded in getting the Premier to act -- on Monday he announced an independent review of the original investigation.

A Nobel Prize for Malala: Would You Vote Yes?

Jordy Gold | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada Impact
Jordy Gold

On October 9, millions were shocked to hear that 15-year-old Malala Yusufzai, the Pakistani girls' education rights advocate, had been shot in the head by a Taliban gunman. Tarek Fatah, decided to take a few minutes to put up a petition on Change.org asking the Nobel Foundation to select Malala for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. He never counted on helping to mobilize nearly half a million people around the world.