The wreck of the Kathryn Spirit has been rusting in the waters of Lac St. Louis, a tributary of the St. Lawrence River, since 2011;
The condition of the ship has deteriorated over the last four years and poses a real threat to the environment and to people’s health;
The Canada Shipping Act (2001) and the Navigation Protection Act authorize the federal government to seize a ship if it has reason to believe it is a danger to the environment or human health or if it interferes with navigation;
We, the undersigned citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:1. Seize the Kathryn Spirit, a shipwreck abandoned by its owner, as soon as possible; and
2. Ensure that the wreck is dismantled safely and in keeping with environmental standards.
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