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e-303 (Natural gas)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by David McDougall from Fort St. John, British Columbia, on April 13, 2016, at 1:05 p.m. (EDT)
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8545-421-28-03 Government Response to petitions concerning natural gas
British Columbia
Natural gas
Pacific NorthWest LNG
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • With reduced spending from the oil and gas industries due to slumping oil prices, an estimated 185,000 workers will have an impact on their employment from 2015 and beyond;
  • $30 billion deficit announced by the federal government in March 2016, a $20 billion increase over what was originally estimated by the Liberal Party of Canada;
  • Lack of pipelines to new markets has had an impact on Canadian producers of oil and gas, often receiving far less than market rates for our resource products;
  • The current economic environment resulting from dragging oil prices has also had a negative effect on industries that are seemingly far removed from the oil and gas sector (e.g. travel, retail, finance, etc.); and
  • Rising concerns regarding greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) on a global scale and the pledge of G20 nations to address this concern.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to: 1. Support the residents, families, communities and businesses of Canada by saying YES to liquefied natural gas (LNG) and approve BC LNG projects such as the Pacific NorthWest LNG project;
2. Establish Canada as a clean energy global leader by providing access to much needed LNG resources to markets in areas such as Asia, assisting in the reduction of global GHG emissions;
3. Reduce the federal deficit through significant contributions of federal, provincial, municipal governments via taxes and royalties related to LNG; and
4. Help stimulate the economy and put Canadians back to work in rural communities such as the ones in NorthEast British Columbia with the approval of BC LNG projects.
Prince George—Peace River—Northern Rockies
Conservative
British Columbia
Petition presented to the House of Commons on September 26, 2016 (Petition No. 421-00617)
Government response tabled on November 14, 2016 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-03)
Open for signature : April 13, 2016, at 1:05 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : August 11, 2016, at 1:05 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
497
British Columbia
1264
Manitoba
16
New Brunswick
2
Newfoundland and Labrador
7
Northwest Territories
1
Nova Scotia
10
Ontario
48
Prince Edward Island
2
Quebec
3
Saskatchewan
29
Yukon
4
Other Countries
21
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