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e-1769 (National Capital Commission)

Initiated by John McDonnell from Mayo, Quebec

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons

  • 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.
Government response tabled on March 22, 2019 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-238-01)
Open for signature
July 9, 2018, at 9:17 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
November 6, 2018, at 9:17 a.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Wayne Stetski (Kootenay—Columbia)
February 21, 2019 (Petition No. 421-03249)
Government response tabled
March 22, 2019
Photo - Wayne Stetski
New Democratic Party Caucus
British Columbia
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