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e-2005 (Trucking and truckers)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Pattie Fair from Alix, Alberta, on January 14, 2019, at 12:57 p.m. (EDT)
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Driving permits
Industrial training
Skilled workers and skilled trades
Trucking and truckers
Closed upon dissolution

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

Whereas:
  • The Class 1 licensing system does not ensure that Class 1 licence holders are adequately educated or trained to safely operate a commercial truck or commercial truck/trailer unit on public roadways;
  • As it is today, in some provinces and territories in Canada, a Class 1 licence holder can pass a Class 1 licensing test without mandatory education or training;
  • A Class 1 test can be taken with a day cab and flat deck trailer with little or no weight (depending on the provincial regulations), and the following day a newly licensed driver can take that licence and haul a load weighing over 63,000 kg across Canada on some of the most treacherous roads in the world; and
  • Professional truck driving is a very dangerous occupation and should be considered a skilled trade.
We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to:
1. Regulate the Class 1 commercial licensing process to be considered a nation wide skilled trade of professional drivers;
2. Modify the National Occupational Classification Code (NOC) to give individuals the opportunity to qualify for funding to support their training;
3. Develop and implement a common mandatory entry-level training curriculum and a graduated licensing system for Class 1 licence candidates; and
4. Require licensing bodies to collect and store information on the training provider and duration of training to be associated with the record of each commercial driver.
Carlton Trail—Eagle Creek
Conservative
Saskatchewan
Open for signature : January 14, 2019, at 12:57 p.m. (EDT)
Closed upon dissolution : September 11, 2019
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
2494
British Columbia
1678
Manitoba
392
New Brunswick
45
Newfoundland and Labrador
37
Northwest Territories
5
Nova Scotia
71
Nunavut
2
Ontario
1055
Prince Edward Island
16
Quebec
110
Saskatchewan
1754
Yukon
7
Other Countries
32
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