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e-1415 (Protection of the environment)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Chloe Dubois from Surrey, British Columbia, on December 12, 2017, at 5:04 p.m. (EDT)
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Federal-provincial-territorial relations
M-151
Plastics
Water quality
Certified

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • Plastics in our oceans, lakes, rivers and other bodies of water pose a dire threat to sensitive ecosystems, wildlife, communities, and individuals; and
  • Plastics make their way into these bodies of water in a variety of ways including: storm water outfalls; global ocean tides and currents; and direct industrial and consumer waste disposal.
We, the undersigned, the citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to adopt M-151, to establish a national strategy to combat plastic pollution, and to work with the provinces, municipalities, and indigenous communities to develop a national strategy to combat plastic pollution in and around aquatic environments, which would include the following measures:
1. Regulations aimed at reducing:
(a) Plastic debris discharge from stormwater outfalls;
(b) Industrial use of micro-plastics including, but not limited to, microbeads, nurdles, fibrous microplastics and fragments; and
(c) Consumer and industrial use of single-use plastics, including, but not limited to, plastic bags, bottles, straws, tableware, polystyrene (foam), cigarette filters, and beverage containers.
2. Permanent, dedicated, and annual funding for:
(a) Cleanup of derelict fishing gear;
(b) Community led projects to clean up plastics and debris on shores, banks, beaches and other aquatic peripheries; and
(c) Education and outreach campaigns on the root causes and negative environmental effects of plastic pollution in and around all bodies of water.
Courtenay—Alberni
NDP
British Columbia
Open for signature : December 12, 2017, at 5:04 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : April 11, 2018, at 5:04 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
122
British Columbia
1078
Manitoba
16
New Brunswick
24
Newfoundland and Labrador
3
Northwest Territories
2
Nova Scotia
20
Ontario
367
Prince Edward Island
1
Quebec
157
Saskatchewan
15
Yukon
2
Other Countries
9
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