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e-1379 (Protection of the environment)

Initiated by Lynn Kelman from Midhurst, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • The Lake Simcoe Clean-Up Fund was introduced in 2008 by the previous Conservative Government in an effort to restore Lake Simcoe and protect it for future generations;
  • Over 10 years this initiative invested $60 million and supported over 140 local grassroots programs. It was successful in improving the cleanliness of Lake Simcoe’s waters and restoring the Lake’s ecosystem to a vibrant and healthy state;
  • The Government of Canada has since cancelled the Lake Simcoe Clean-Up Fund, putting Lake Simcoe at risk; and
  • Reinstating the Lake Simcoe Clean-Up Fund would ensure that Lake Simcoe—which is vital in the region as a source of drinking water, recreation, tourism, and a natural habitat—will continue to be cared for and protected for future generations.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to reinstate the Lake Simcoe Clean-Up Fund and allow it to continue its vital support of local programs.
Government response tabled on September 17, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-3-57)
Open for signature
November 23, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
March 23, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Peter Van Loan (York—Simcoe)
June 18, 2018 (Petition No. 421-02496)
Government response tabled
September 17, 2018
Photo - Peter Van Loan
Conservative Caucus