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e-160 (Protection of the environment)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Gaston Paquette from Beauharnois, Quebec, on February 18, 2016, at 4:31 p.m. (EDT)
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Abandoned vessels
Kathryn Spirit
Water quality
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • 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.
Salaberry—Suroît
NDP
Quebec
Petition presented to the House of Commons on November 15, 2016 (Petition No. 421-00887)
Government response tabled on January 18, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-15)
Open for signature : February 18, 2016, at 4:31 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : June 17, 2016, at 4:31 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
11
British Columbia
14
Manitoba
3
New Brunswick
2
Newfoundland and Labrador
2
Nova Scotia
5
Ontario
22
Prince Edward Island
1
Quebec
581
Saskatchewan
1
Other Countries
2
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