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e-3431 (Transportation)

Initiated by Chris Alemany from Port Alberni, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees under Section 6(2) that every citizen and permanent resident has the right to move to and take up residence in any province and to pursue the gaining of a livelihood in any province;
  • Greyhound Canada and other carriers have severely curtailed or ended their national, inter-provincial and intercity transportation services stranding millions of Canadians with no affordable or safe alternative to move about their regions and the country; and
  • The Government of Canada itself and in partnership with the Provinces and Territories has historically demonstrated an ability through services like VIA Rail and other public transportation entities as well as using its legislative and executive powers to guarantee affordable and accessible public transportation to all citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
We, the undersigned, Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to create or empower a national public corporation to provide transportation by bus and rail to all Canadians with the mission of connecting all communities within every province and territory with safe, affordable, accessible and integrated service.
Open for signature
May 19, 2021, at 9:18 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
August 17, 2021, at 9:18 a.m. (EDT)
Photo - Gord Johns
New Democratic Party Caucus
British Columbia