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e-364 (Species at risk)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Sonja Wood from Hantsport, Nova Scotia, on May 24, 2016, at 3:23 p.m. (EDT)
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8545-421-50-02 Government Response to petitions concerning species at risk
Atlantic salmon
Avon River
Endangered species
Nova Scotia
Transportation infrastructure
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • The Avon River Causeway, in Windsor, Nove Scotia, was constructed in 1968 without proper fish passageway, and to this day impedes the migrations of fishes, including 'Species At Risk' the Inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic Salmon and the American Eel;
  • Upcoming construction plans by the Nova Scotia, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR) call for a new bridge to span the remaining channel through which this river now flows, and where restoration of 'proper' fish passage could most readily be accomplished; and
  • Considering the precedent for restoring fish passage, one that is well demonstrated and proven on the Petitcodiac River, New Brunswick, we consider the opening of such barriers to free-tidal-flow for fish migrations as the right thing to do.
We, the undersigned, the Citizens of Canada, call upon the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard to Save the Endangered Wild Atlantic Salmon of the Avon River, Nova Scotia.
Therefore, prior to any construction of the # 101 Highway Bridge over the Avon River, we ask the Minister of Fisheries to please call for the restoration of 'proper' fish passageway at the Avon River causeway (Windsor, Nova Scotia), which in turn will allow recovery to our Endangered Wild Atlantic Salmon, the COSWIC listed American Eel, other species and their critical habitats.
Port Moody—Coquitlam
NDP
British Columbia
Petition presented to the House of Commons on October 31, 2016 (Petition No. 421-00838)
Government response tabled on December 14, 2016 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-02)
Open for signature : May 24, 2016, at 3:23 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : September 21, 2016, at 3:23 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
19
British Columbia
57
Manitoba
2
New Brunswick
16
Newfoundland and Labrador
8
Nova Scotia
550
Nunavut
2
Ontario
50
Prince Edward Island
5
Quebec
21
Saskatchewan
3
Other Countries
7
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