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e-3401 (Environment)

Initiated by Jeffrey Orville Olson from Theodore, Saskatchewan

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change

  • The $4 billion Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Expansion was proposed by the Government of Saskatchewan and supported by the Government of Canada in the summer of 2020;
  • There are very real and important environmental impacts of this type of activity including the increased use of agricultural inputs, and water availability in Lake Diefenbaker; and
  • The Canada Impact Assessment Agency has not received any information needed to start the environmental assessment process.
We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to:
1- Immediately order that the proponent(s) of the Saskatchewan Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Expansion proposal submit a description of the project including information prescribed by regulations made under paragraph 112(1)(a) of the Impact Assessment Act;
2- Provide free access to that and any future information provided to the Impact Assessment Agency; and
3- Commence meaningful consultation with the concerned public, environmental organizations, First Nations and Metis communities.
Open for signature
May 14, 2021, at 4:07 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
September 11, 2021, at 4:07 p.m. (EDT)
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Churchill—Keewatinook Aski
New Democratic Party Caucus
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