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.
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