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e-2414 (Government services and administration)

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 an Act of Parliament;
  • Sections of Gatineau Park can be removed from the park and sold without parliamentary review or approval;
  • 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; and
  • The Park Manager lacks the required authorities to adequately protect the Park's natural and cultural resources.
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 required to ensure its preservation for future generations.
Open for signature
March 2, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
June 30, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Greg Fergus
Liberal Caucus
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