First of all, we would like to thank each and everyone one of you for your patience and understanding regarding the silence which we have demonstrated. Our has always been and will alwaysbe to put all the odds on our side to find Marc and there are claims and requests that we must follow in order not to harm anyone, one of which is not to comment on the Facebook page and this is why we were silent.No disrespect nor lack of interest intended.
So, the petition asked, THEREFORE, considering the extreme violence in this region of Mexico because of the drug cartels among other crisis, because of the urgency of the matter at hand , as it appears articles * 3-4-5 of the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights," the petitioners call on the Government of Canada, through the House of Commons, to take the necessary steps to file. formal request to Interpol then to the authorities of Mexico, in order to intervene in the investigation case file of Marc Ménard .
The response received so far is: A request form to Interpol must come from the countries where the alleged "crime" was committed, in this case, Mexico not Canada, and our request for help, would result instead of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada.The application has been forwarded to the ministry at the end of May by the office of Mr. Pilon NDP, which has not been replied to so far.
Yet on the Government of Canada website about traveling abroad,http://voyage.gc.ca/assistance/info-and-missing-urgence/personnes, it says BLACK ON WHITE under "Government assistance" If we can not reach a person The Office of the Government of Canada to the nearest stranger will seek the cooperation of local officials to locate. However, it is impossible to find a person and there are fears for his welfare, we ask family to file a missing person report with the appropriate Canadian Police Service, which will then call to Interpol to request the cooperation of foreign police forces.
Mr.Harper, our demand is LEGITIMATE , Who shall seek , shall find,!
We would like to extand our gratitude to the team for the NDP for their continuing support and involvement in the highest of levels available in order to help us find traces and whereabouts of Marc Ménard.
Since the disappearance of Marc Ménard in Mexico march 14th 2013, we received help from many people for whom we owe our deepest gratitude, but unfortunately we have also received many promises of aid and support that never came and we are still awaiting for a response from the authors of those pledges ...
In light of this, with the conviction that the authorities could and should do more to help us findMarc a.s.a.p. ( considering the countless hazards associated with this country among other things), we decided in December 2013 to seek an intervention by Interpol in Marc’s case via a petition to the House of Commons.
Fulfiled with hope and strong determination,we contacted the office of Mr. François Pilon, NDP MP Laval-Les Îles ‘s district , to seek asked his help and support in this process. In addition of having welcomed our request to for help ,Mr Pilon arranged to meet us january 10th 2014, Mr. Pilon, via his assistant Madame Moreau, gave us guidance and the necessary recommendations to ensure that the petition complied with what is required to be validated and approved.
December 21 2013: Day 1 of the petition :Our goal is to obtain 2,000 signatures. The petition is publicized via social media and made available for printing from the Facebook page andwebsite dedicated to Marc Ménard .
December 22nd 2013: Everything is ready ,promotional posters, updated website, copies of the petition for distribution , etc... We asked friends, family members, our surroundings and neighbors to enjoy gatherings this holiday season to seize the opportunity and raise awareness to the cause, explain the purpose of the petition and collect as many signatures as possible.
Motivated and brainstorming ideas, we lay the petition in a pad format along with posters in strategic places such stores, restaurants and others businesses ..We are even given the golden opportunity to hold a booth in College Montmorency (which Stephanie,Marc Ménard’s daughter attends )on Monday January 20th, an offer that we hasten to accept.
January 10th 2014: We meet with Mr Pilon MP NDP Laval-Les Iles, whom confirms to us that hewill file our petition to the House of Commons and he reiterate his support by ensuring us that he will look to ensure that the Canadian government to act quickly on this issue
January 20th 2014: A day of awareness for Marc Ménard is held at Collège Montmorency.That day was a real and overwhelming success! Special Thank you to the administration of the College and all students with whom we exchanged with great interest during the day and gave us an amazing flow of support.
A Huge Thank You also to the D.G of Collège Montmorency for making this so important day possible , who also told us about the possibility of a meeting with Stephanie (Marc’s daughter) and Mr. Thomas Mulcair, NDP Leader and Leader of the Official Opposition in Canada at a conference to be given by Mr Mulcair and held in February at the College. Recognizing the importance of this meeting, we contacted our NDP MP , M. Pilon, who would arrange this meeting on our behalf.
January 24th 2014, Filled with great pride and excitement that we tabled our petition supported with more than 6,800 signatures collected in 33 days at the office of François Pilon.
February 5th, 2014 As agreed, François Pilon, NDP MP for Laval-Les Îles, fulfill his commitment. Our petition of more than 6,804 signatures is tabled in the House of Commons in Ottawa. The unlawful disappearance of Marc Menard is now known by the most influential people of Canada. We are now awaiting with urge a response to our request.
February 12th 2014: We receives a phone call from the office of Mr. Pilon, NDP MP Laval-Les Îles informing us that everything is organized for a meeting with Mr. Thomas Mulcair, NDP Leader of the Official Opposition and Canada, and Marc’s daughter Stephanie at the conference of Mr Mulcair to be given the Collège Montmorency the following day.
February 13th 2014: An emotional Stephanie, assisted by two members of the research teamalso present at the College for this appointment. Once there, we are taking care of , reassured and asked us to wait a moment.
Finally , with our NDP MP Mr Pilon by our side, Mr.Mulcair moves towards us and it is with a flow of emotion that we are introduced. He showed us compassion,was caring and very responsive to our words. He suggested to us the concrete steps that shall be taken.
For the first time in months ,we are being heard and action are taken ...
February 5th, 2014 - 3:20pm
OTTAWA — New Democrat MP François Pilon (Laval—Les Îles) tabled a petition today in the House of Commons calling on Ottawa to request Interpol’s intervention in the case of Laval resident Marc Ménard, who disappeared in Mexico in March 2013.
The family and friends of Marc Ménard offering a reward of $ 10,000 to anyone who can provide information that could lead to the return of Marc Ménard.
00-1-438-985-8300 cell phone or text message
Twitter in english @alexangus1234
Missing from: Nuevo Laredo border, Mexico
On his back home, Never pass the border.
Date missing: March 14, 2013
Age:44 years old
Traveling in Mexico since:December 12th,2012
With his basset hount name's: Maya
Vehicule: White Pontiac Transport Plate number:P95 EHl
If anyone has seen Marc or any information, please contact: 00.1.438.985.8300
Facebook marc menard avis de recherche
Friends of a Quebec man missing in Mexico say they hope to find him and bring him home.
Marc Menard was returning to Canada in a vehicle when he vanished somewhere in northern Mexico.
Menard was driving back to Canada through the United States, and had planned to cross the border at the notoriously dangerous town of Nuevo Laredo.
But it’s not clear he got that far.
A Facebook page launched recently says the last time anyone had contact with Menard was more than two weeks ago — on March 14.
Menard, married with an adult daughter, works as a public transit bus driver just north of Montreal.
He was travelling without a cellphone and speaks minimal English and Spanish.
Menard’s friends say he was driving back from Mexico with his basset hound, Maya.
Canadian tourist goes missing south of the border
Published on 2013-04-14
Friends and a family of a missing Canadian tourist have turned to social media after he went missing south of the border in Nuevo Laredo.