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e-128 (Protection of the environment)

Initiated by Jane Thomsing from Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • It would put at risk lands, surface waters and aquifers along the route and result in more than 400 oil tankers on the southern BC coast per year;
  • It is not a case of whether an oil spill would occur, but when;
  • Clean-up technologies are ineffective with bitumen and the financial risk to taxpayers from the costs of spills is real;
  • The threat is not only to our ecosystems and communities, but also to industries such as agriculture, fisheries and tourism; and
  • The export of diluted bitumen, whether by Kinder Morgan or Enbridge to the north, threatens the future of the planet through climate change.
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to reject the Trans Mountain Expansion Project proposal.
Government response tabled on September 19, 2016 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-3-08)
Open for signature
January 27, 2016, at 10:36 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
May 26, 2016, at 10:36 a.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby South)
May 30, 2016 (Petition No. 421-00316)
Government response tabled
September 19, 2016
Photo - Kennedy Stewart
Burnaby South
New Democratic Party Caucus
British Columbia
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