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e-4364 (Transportation)

Initiated by Tammy Lachapelle-Ward from Katrine, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Minister of Transport

  • Some proponents of water aerodromes use the protection of the federal jurisdiction to bypass provincial and municipal authorities to build massive docks and boathouses under the guise of the Aeronautics Act;
  • Current regulations for water aerodromes fail to state that mixed-use docks and structures are not permitted;
  • Current regulations do not require a proponent to be transparent with local authorities about their plans, or require that they provide a copy of the registration or certification documents;
  • Registration and certification of water aerodromes are done without environmental impact assessments from provincial and municipal authorities; and
  • Registration and certification of water aerodromes are done without safety assessments from local authorities.
We, the undersigned, Electors and residents of all lakes in Canada, call upon the Minister of Transport to 1) request an amendment to the current regulations (CARS) that water aerodromes follow the same requirements as land aerodromes, making it mandatory for proponents to consult with local authorities prior to construction of a dock or structure; and 2) request that it is written in the regulations that mixed-use docks and structures will not be protected under federal jurisdiction.
Open for signature
April 26, 2023, at 11:11 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
June 25, 2023, at 11:11 a.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Scott Aitchison (Parry Sound—Muskoka)
October 27, 2023 (Petition No. 441-01844)
Photo - Scott Aitchison
Parry Sound—Muskoka
Conservative Caucus