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e-927 (Land use)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Simone Hengen from Regina, Saskatchewan, on March 8, 2017, at 2:47 p.m. (EDT)
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Community Pasture Program
Land management
Nature conservation
Public consultation
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Whereas:
  • Canada's old growth prairie is representative of the most endangered and least protected ecosystems on the planet (The Hohhot Declaration, July 2008; Dan Kraus, October 24, 2016) and provides a vast array of ecosystem services, including carbon sequestration, species-at-risk habitat, soil and water conservation;
  • Retaining the public ownership and ecological integrity of the former Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA) Pastures answers Canada's obligations to our international commitments including the UN Convention on Biodiversity and Aichi Accord, Paris Accord, the Migratory Bird Convention as well as our national biodiversity strategy, Pathway to Canada Target 1; and
  • Retaining public ownership and ecological integrity of the former PFRA Pastures aligns with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, contributes to Canada's commitment to Indigenous peoples under the numbered Treaties and responds to Reconciliation efforts.
We, the undersigned, Citizens and Residents of Canada, call upon the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to work with livestock producers, First Nations and Métis organizations, local committees and conservation organizations to create a multi-use prairie conservation network on all former PFRA Community Pastures that meets ranchers' needs for grazing and protects Canada's 75-year investment in the ecological wellbeing of this important ecosystem and its biodiversity, treaty, climate change, and heritage values.
Kootenay—Columbia
NDP
British Columbia
Petition presented to the House of Commons on September 20, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01646)
Government response tabled on October 25, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-01)
Open for signature : March 8, 2017, at 2:47 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : July 6, 2017, at 2:47 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
323
British Columbia
118
Manitoba
66
New Brunswick
9
Newfoundland and Labrador
6
Northwest Territories
1
Nova Scotia
8
Ontario
121
Prince Edward Island
4
Quebec
28
Saskatchewan
743
Yukon
1
Other Countries
4
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