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e-3353 (Natural resources and energy)

Initiated by Rodney Savidge from Fredericton, New Brunswick

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • Our wild forests built Canada as a nation and in principle are renewable;
  • Canada's forests comprise numerous tree species each fit to survive in particular geographic provenances;
  • Understanding of the physiological basis for intrinsic survival fitness remains rudimentary for all of Canada's tree species and provenances;
  • Rapid climate change is underway and threatens ongoing survival of our forests;
  • Scientific research to understand tree survival fitness is no more long term and no less important than the activities of Canada Space Agency;
  • Advancing scientific knowledge about intrinsic survival fitness of our trees will ensure that Canada's forests can be sustained in perpetuity; and
  • Under the Department of the Environment Act, Environment and Climate Change Canada has responsibility to preserve and enhance Canada's native flora.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to: 1. Create and fund the National Council of Tree Science Research within the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Canada;
2. Provide funding and infrastructure support comparable to that presently provided to the Canada Space Agency; and
3. Emphasize fundamental research to understand and ensure ongoing survival fitness in each of Canada's tree species and its native geographic provenances, and support the research of physiologists, histologists, cell biologists, molecular biologists, biochemists, biophysicists, and geneticists, in each research institution.
Open for signature
April 22, 2021, at 4:47 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
June 21, 2021, at 4:47 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Jenica Atwin
Liberal Caucus
New Brunswick