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e-150 (Protection of the environment)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Christiane Crevier from Mascouche, Quebec, on February 2, 2016, at 8:52 a.m. (EDT)
keywords
Bituminous sands
Energy East Pipeline Project
Environmental protection
Pipeline transportation
Province of Quebec
Provincial jurisdiction
TransCanada PipeLines
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • The Alberta-based company TransCanada would like to build a pipeline that would cross Quebec from west to east to transport more than 1.1 million barrels of crude oil per day, or 121,500 litres per minute, and that would go through more than 80 distinct watersheds, 600 waterways and various agricultural areas;
  • A study carried out by the École polytechnique de Montréal, commissioned by the Government of Quebec and published in late December 2015, revealed: that the pipeline’s route poses a serious landslide risk for various waterways, including around 30 rivers and the St. Lawrence River and its estuary; that the soil along the shoreline of the St. Lawrence River is too unstable to support a pipeline; that there is no such thing as zero risk, and the incidents involving pipeline crossings are usually found after many years of use; and that the only way to prevent all environmental repercussions is to not cross waterways;
  • Quebec would be assuming all environmental risks, and the cost is not worth the risk; and
  • Quebeckers should decide what happens within Quebec’s borders.
We, the undersigned citizens of Quebec, call upon the Government of Canada to:
respect the wishes of Quebeckers and the National Assembly of Quebec;
refrain from turning Quebec into an oilsands superhighway;
respect Quebec’s environmental jurisdiction; and
put an end to TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline.
Montcalm
Groupe parlementaire québécois
Quebec
Petition presented to the House of Commons on June 14, 2016 (Petition No. 421-00492)
Government response tabled on September 19, 2016 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-08)
Open for signature : February 2, 2016, at 8:52 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : June 1, 2016, at 8:52 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
32
British Columbia
81
Manitoba
10
New Brunswick
85
Newfoundland and Labrador
4
Nova Scotia
26
Ontario
176
Prince Edward Island
7
Quebec
16258
Saskatchewan
10
Yukon
2
Other Countries
131
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