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e-513 (Trucking and truckers)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Suzan Sidwell from Trois-Rivières, Quebec, on September 1, 2016, at 2:21 p.m. (EDT)
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Harmonization of standards
Income and wages
Skilled workers and skilled trades
Trucking and truckers
Working hours, terms and conditions
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Minister of Transport

Whereas:
  • there are many problems associated with training, credentials recognition, safety and licences for newcomers;
  • working conditions are unsuitable: base salary, overtime only after 60 hours, statutory holiday calculations, unhealthy lifestyle, lack of job security and health issues;
  • the provincial ministers have refused quasi-systematically to recognize military licences versus civilian licences;
  • selection programs and training programs vary from one province to another, preventing wider access (scholarships, grants);
  • there is an increasing shortage of drivers since professionals have left to seek better living conditions, even if it means a pay cut;
  • the trucking industry is largely under federal jurisdiction, and enforcing provincial road safety legislation and legally recognizing that this occupation is a profession would help reverse this shortage;
  • we provide a service that is essential to the Canadian economy;
  • there is a chance the American administration will overstep its bounds and tax cross-border truckers;
We, the undersigned citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to recognize all truckers, regardless of company or province, as road professionals.
We also call for standards to apply from sea to sea, taking into account economic disparities, as regards salary, protection from American taxation, benefits, health and safety, and the quality of life for drivers and owner-operators.
Berthier—Maskinongé
NDP
Quebec
Petition presented to the House of Commons on April 7, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01258)
Government response tabled on May 29, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-01)
Open for signature : September 1, 2016, at 2:21 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : December 30, 2016, at 2:21 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
118
British Columbia
36
Manitoba
47
New Brunswick
214
Newfoundland and Labrador
28
Northwest Territories
1
Nova Scotia
129
Ontario
412
Prince Edward Island
44
Quebec
4768
Saskatchewan
40
Yukon
1
Other Countries
24
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