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e-1835 (Hazardous products)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Brian Dias from Toronto, Ontario, on November 7, 2018, at 8:58 a.m. (EDT)
keywords
Environmental assessment
Freight transportation
Hazardous substances and hazardous products
Rail transportation and railways
The Petition is open for signature until March 7, 2019, at 8:58 a.m. (EDT)

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • Canadians, who live along rail corridors, assume serious risks associated with the transport of crude oil and other dangerous goods by rail;
  • Railway cars, carrying petroleum and other hazardous cargo, pass through urban areas, by residences, schools and hospitals;
  • We value the lives of our First Responders, and recognize the need to provide them with reliable real-time information regarding the transportation of dangerous goods by rail; and
  • Rail corporations, with profit seeking mandates, in the event of an incident involving the accidental release of dangerous cargo into the environment, cannot be expected to conduct themselves strictly in the interests of the public or the affected environment.
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:
1. Require all railway corporations, by legislation, to provide a copy of its train consists to Transport Canada prior to departure when transporting dangerous goods, in order to ensure that this information is immediately available to First Responders so that, in the event of a serious incident, they may protect themselves, and the affected community, with the appropriate safety equipment and containment methods;
2. Conduct an Environmental Assessment at the site of all incidents involving the release of dangerous cargo, in order to properly assess damages to the environment, mitigate the damages, and oversee environmental restoration to the affected area.
Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie
NDP
Quebec
Open for signature : November 7, 2018, at 8:58 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : March 7, 2019, at 8:58 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
3
British Columbia
38
Manitoba
3
New Brunswick
2
Nova Scotia
3
Ontario
49
Quebec
27
Saskatchewan
3
Yukon
1
Other Countries
1
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