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e-1344 (Road transportation)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Kimberley Nelson from Calgary, Alberta, on November 6, 2017, at 9:18 a.m. (EDT)
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C-312, An Act to establish a national cycling strategy
Cycling
The Petition is open for signature until March 6, 2018, at 9:18 a.m. (EDT)

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • Cycling as active transportation, as a commercial interest, as a sport and as an inclusive, healthy and sustainable activity for all ages and abilities, is gaining in popularity and should be encouraged;
  • Current rules, regulations, education and infrastructure are inadequate to promote and securely accommodate this growth;
  • Canada faces critical challenges in the next few years, including soaring health care and infrastructure costs, criteria air contaminants (CACs), greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, traffic congestion and reaching our emission reduction targets;
  • Research has shown that increasing the percentage of people cycling creates significant savings and positive returns unmatched by any other type of government spending, leading organizations such as Canada Bikes to recommend the creation of a Canadian national cycling strategy, in line with global best practices; and
  • The 2016 ParticipAction Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth shows that we are failing Canadian children in sedentary lifestyles (F), overall physical activity (D-) and active transportation (D).
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to support Bill C-312 tabled by Gord Johns on October 4th, 2016, and enact a National Cycling Strategy Act
Courtenay—Alberni
NDP
British Columbia
Open for signature : November 6, 2017, at 9:18 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : March 6, 2018, at 9:18 a.m. (EDT)
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Alberta
800
British Columbia
598
Manitoba
271
New Brunswick
84
Newfoundland and Labrador
65
Northwest Territories
2
Nova Scotia
204
Nunavut
2
Ontario
925
Prince Edward Island
14
Quebec
313
Saskatchewan
101
Yukon
4
Other Countries
5
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