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e-640 (Immigration)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Hesham Mostafa from Vegreville, Alberta, on November 3, 2016, at 10:38 a.m. (EDT)
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Closure of government operations and facilities
Department of Citizenship and Immigration
Layoffs and job losses
Vegreville
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the House of Commons

Whereas:
  • The closure of the Case Processing Centre in Vegreville (CPC) will have such a negative impact on the town;
  • The town has a total population of less than 6000 people;
  • About 280 people work at CPC;
  • The closure will affect all the businesses in town as many families will move to Edmonton;
  • This will negatively affect the development of Vegreville as a rural area;
  • All businesses depend on the town's population and may leave Vegreville, causing even more residents to lose their jobs;
  • Residents will have to pay more property taxes to the town, which is already very high;
  • CPC is offering a great work experience to high school students, who can work causal in the summer time;
  • This CPC closure will affect all the town services including schools, which will have less students;
  • Less population will affect the Hospital and health services which may also cause the lay-off of more health workers;
  • All the investments that are/were spent on the development of the town will be affected;
  • Many people that may get laid-off will turn to the government for financial support; and
  • Residents want to keep all government services/businesses to stay in Vegreville.
We, the undersigned, residents of Vegreville, call upon the House of Commons to identify other solutions to fix whatever problems are occurring at the CPC Vegreville, as it is one of the main employer in our town.
Lakeland
Conservative
Alberta
Petition presented to the House of Commons on June 21, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01604)
Government response tabled on September 18, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-16)
Open for signature : November 3, 2016, at 10:38 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : March 3, 2017, at 10:38 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
1290
British Columbia
77
Manitoba
10
New Brunswick
4
Newfoundland and Labrador
7
Northwest Territories
1
Nova Scotia
10
Nunavut
1
Ontario
67
Quebec
10
Saskatchewan
23
Other Countries
7
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