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e-1769 (National Capital Commission)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by John McDonnell from Mayo, Quebec, on July 9, 2018, at 9:17 a.m. (EDT)
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Gatineau Park
National Capital Commission
Certified

Petition to the House of Commons

Whereas:
  • Gatineau Park is one of the most visited parks in Canada;
  • Gatineau Park is home to about 90 endangered plant species and 50 endangered animal species;
  • Gatineau Park is a major economic driver for the National Capital Region. According to the National Capital Commission, 2.7 million annual visits are made to the park, contributing $241.5 million to the local economy while supporting 4728 full-time jobs;
  • The boundaries of Gatineau Park are not recognized in Canadian law;
  • Sections of Gatineau Park can be removed from the park and sold without parliamentary review or approval; and
  • Unlike Canada's National Parks and many provincial parks, Gatineau Park is not protected by legislation mandating that it be managed to ensure its ecological integrity.
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to amend the National Capital Act to give Gatineau Park the necessary legal protection to ensure its preservation for future generations.
Kootenay—Columbia
NDP
British Columbia
Open for signature : July 9, 2018, at 9:17 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : November 6, 2018, at 9:17 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
23
British Columbia
52
Manitoba
4
New Brunswick
4
Newfoundland and Labrador
5
Nova Scotia
11
Ontario
674
Prince Edward Island
1
Quebec
446
Saskatchewan
4
Yukon
2
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