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e-3081 (Natural resources and energy)

E-petition
Initiated by Scott Archer from Sarnia, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Prime Minister

Whereas:
  • Governor Gretchen Whitmer of the State of Michigan gave the order to shut down the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline;
  • The closure of Enbridge Line 5 would have a devastating effect on the financial well being of the locality of Sarnia-Lambton and the tens of thousands of skilled tradespeople and employees of several local refineries and supporting industries and businesses;
  • The closure of Enbridge Line 5 would also have a wide-ranging ripple effect throughout the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, including the disruption of fuel supply to major airports and transportation hubs, such as Toronto's Pearson Airport, which receives fuel from Enbridge Line 5; and
  • Without Enbridge Line 5, a massive portion of the Canadian Industry will be wiped out overnight.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, skilled tradespeople, and the families who depend upon the oil and gas industry to provide their livelihood and sustain their quality of life, call upon the Prime Minister to appeal to President elect Joe Biden to intervene and prevent Governor Whitmer from inflicting overwhelming and catastrophic economic effect to communities in Ontario, Quebec, Wisconsin and Ohio.

Response by the Prime Minister

Signed by (Minister or Parliamentary Secretary): Greg Fergus

Canadian energy workers work hard to power homes on both sides of the border and workers in our natural resources sector are leading Canada's economic recovery. In his meetings with President Biden, the Prime Minister has underlined how Canada is a reliable source of energy to the United States, contributing to U.S. energy security and economic competitiveness. This was emphasized inthe recent Roadmap for a Renewed Canada-U.S. Partnership, where both leaders recognized the important economic and energy security benefits of the bilateral energy relationship and its highly integrated infrastructure.

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, our ambassador to the United States, and Canada’s Detroit consul-general are strongly advocating for the continued operation of Line 5 with their American counterparts. Canada will always advocate on behalf of Canadian workers and industry.

Open for signature
January 7, 2021, at 2:38 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
March 8, 2021, at 2:38 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Marilyn Gladu (Sarnia—Lambton)
March 10, 2021 (Petition No. 432-00643)
Government response tabled
April 23, 2021
Photo - Marilyn Gladu
Sarnia—Lambton
Conservative Caucus
Ontario
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