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432-00807 (Environment)

Paper petition

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons

THEREFORE, YOUR PETITIONERS call on the House of Commons to work with the Government of British Columbia to protect Saanich Inlet by immediately adding it to the list of designated zones where the discharge of raw sewage is not allowed.

Response by the Minister of Transport

Signed by (Minister or Parliamentary Secretary): The Honourable Omar Alghabra

Transport Canada has received the completed application titled “Application for Establishment of a Designated Sewage Area under the Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemicals Regulations” submitted by The Corporation of the District of Central Saanich. The application has been reviewed and accepted for addition to Schedule 2 to of the Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemicals Regulations (VPDCR) as a Designated Sewage Area.

The Department is currently working on amendments to the VPDCR and will be engaging with stakeholders within the coming fiscal year to seek input on areas where the regulations could be improved. As part of this regulatory process, Transport Canada officials will also look at the application process for Designated Sewage Areas, including whether and how applications and approvals can be expedited in future.


Presented to the House of Commons
Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands)
April 15, 2021 (Petition No. 432-00807)
Government response tabled
May 31, 2021
Photo - Elizabeth May
Saanich—Gulf Islands
Green Party Caucus
British Columbia

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