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e-2470 (Environment)

Initiated by Leah McQueen from Chetwynd, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • Community leaders throughout Northeastern British Columbia have expressed grave concern over the lack of consultation with regards to proposed caribou recovery plans;
  • Over 55,000 individuals have signed a petition calling on the provincial government to further consult users, stakeholders, businesses, and local government, immediately begin economic and socio-economic impact studies on the Northeast region, and provide baseline data on populations and relevant science-based studies to support closures and recovery plans;
  • Premier John Horgan has publicly admitted that local leadership will not be formally included in the partnership agreement despite the recommendation made by his now former community liaison on caribou recovery;
  • Premier John Horgan's community liaison on caribou recovery has since resigned; and
  • The Government of Canada is one of the signatories on the caribou Partnership Agreement.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to work with the province of British Columbia to ensure that local voices are being considered, including consulting further with community leadership and local caribou experts on the ground.
Open for signature
May 7, 2020, at 3:25 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
September 4, 2020, at 3:25 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Bob Zimmer (Prince George—Peace River—Northern Rockies)
June 22, 2021 (Petition No. 432-01204)
Photo - Bob Zimmer
Prince George—Peace River—Northern Rockies
Conservative Caucus
British Columbia