In the 2013 Winter issue of Bulletin d'Histoire Politique, "Pétitionner au Québec (1991-2011)" by Jean-Philippe Warren of Concordia University.
Here's the English abstract:
The article presents an historical overview of the right of petition in Québec, with a focus on citizen strategies to submit petitions reported by newspapers "Le Devoir" and "La Presse" from 1991 to 2011. It is the author's view that the most successful petitions among citizens are those that denounce corruption and violence. Topics mentioned include a new law on signing petitions through Internet since 2010, petitions as a right-wing strategy, and cycles on signing petitions.