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e-1452 (Building Code)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Vicki Fecteau from Toronto, Ontario, on January 17, 2018, at 9:50 a.m. (EDT)
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Animal rights and welfare
Building code
Farms
Fire safety
National Research Council of Canada
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Whereas:
  • More than 470,000 farm animals have died in barn fires in Canada between January 2015 and November 2017;
  • It is very difficult to evacuate animals who are contained in cages and stalls from a burning barn;
  • Barn fires are usually attended by rural fire departments whose response time is longer than those in urban areas and barns are often engulfed in flames on their arrival;
  • The National Research Council is currently updating the National Farm Building Code; and
  • The current plan for the updated National Farm Building Code does not include protection for animals.
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development to direct the National Research Council to revise its policy and add protection of animals from fire as an objective in the updated National Farm Building Code.
Don Valley West
Liberal
Ontario
Petition presented to the House of Commons on May 28, 2018 (Petition No. 421-02391)
Government response tabled on August 22, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-03)
Open for signature : January 17, 2018, at 9:50 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : May 17, 2018, at 9:50 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
589
British Columbia
2618
Manitoba
219
New Brunswick
75
Newfoundland and Labrador
34
Northwest Territories
6
Nova Scotia
157
Ontario
3554
Prince Edward Island
45
Quebec
1090
Saskatchewan
116
Yukon
11
Other Countries
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