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e-3867 (Environment)

E-petition
Initiated by Erik Schomann from Tiny, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons

Whereas:
  • Ancient deposits under the Simcoe Uplands in Ontario’s Tiny, Springwater, Oro-Medonte and Tay townships contain pristine groundwater;
  • First Nations have long used this water in what is now the territory of Beausoleil First Nation of the Ogemawahj Tribal Council and Williams Treaties First Nations;
  • This water is the gold standard for water worldwide, a national and global treasure;
  • A gravel pit in Concession 1 of Tiny Township in the Simcoe Uplands is licensed to take 600,000 tonnes of aggregate annually and 6.6 million litres of water daily for 210 days and wants to expand;
  • Two adjacent pits have licences to take gravel and have applied for 10-year permits to take 1.6 million litres of water daily for washing gravel for 180 days yearly;
  • Ontario legislation applies minimum water quality standards;
  • Federal intervention is urgently needed to protect this exceptional water;
  • Removing vegetation, topsoil, sand and aggregate threatens this natural filtration system;
  • Leading Canadian experts propose a five-year study into how this purity is created and maintained; and
  • Research could help identify exceptional water worldwide and isolate natural features useful in purification systems.
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to work under, but not limit itself to, the Canada Water Act to protect the pristine waters of the Simcoe Uplands in Ontario so that research may proceed, and these waters be preserved forever.
Open for signature
March 2, 2022, at 12:37 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
June 30, 2022, at 12:37 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Adam Chambers
Simcoe North
Conservative Caucus
Ontario
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