Original language of petition: English
This petition shows widespread public support for the protection of the Ojibway Shores property, through its transfer to another department of the federal government toward the creation of a national urban park in Windsor.
It is important to recognize that federal action regarding Ojibway Shores has been taken in recent months. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency, and the Minister of Transport, outlining a clear process for the transfer of the Ojibway Shores property to Parks Canada in exchange for a suitable replacement property.
While Ojibway Shores is a federally-owned property, it is managed under letters patent by the Windsor Port Authority, an entity at arm’s-length from Transport Canada. Since the announcement in August 2021 of the National Urban Parks Program, and of Windsor as a candidate national urban park site, Parks Canada’s involvement has opened new opportunities for a mutually beneficial resolution to protection of the Ojibway Shores parcel. Windsor Port Authority will receive fair compensation for Ojibway Shores in the form of a replacement property, which will permit the Port Authority to fulfill its economic development mandate. Progress toward realizing the transfer by Parks Canada and Transport Canada is advancing and expected to be concluded within this fiscal year.
Only validated signatures are counted towards the total number of signatures.
|Province / Territory||Signatures|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||3|