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e-1750 (Waste management)

Initiated by Mary Gorman from Merigomish, Nova Scotia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons

  • The Kraft pulp mill in Abercrombie, Nova Scotia has a fifty year history of environmental negligence in Pictou County and has a plan for an effluent pipe that puts at risk the delicate ecosystem of the Gulf of St. Lawrence;
  • Discharging 70 – 90 million liters of bleached Kraft pulp effluent daily into the Gulf of St. Lawrence will have a significant negative impact on the sensitive spawning, nursery and migratory habitat of lobster, herring, mackerel and many other interdependent species;
  • The pipe threatens tourism and fishing industries in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Quebec which support a global food supply and generate billions of dollars in economic activity; and
  • Thousands of commercial fishers in the Northumberland Strait and the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence depend on these sustainable fisheries to support their families, and coastal communities in which they live.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to call upon the Government of Canada to authorize a full environmental assessment report under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency regarding this proposed pipe.
Government response tabled on March 19, 2019 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-35-08)
Open for signature
June 21, 2018, at 11:17 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
October 19, 2018, at 11:17 a.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands)
February 6, 2019 (Petition No. 421-03200)
Government response tabled
March 19, 2019
Photo - Elizabeth May
Saanich—Gulf Islands
Green Party Caucus
British Columbia