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e-504 (Port of Churchill)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Patricia Kandiurin from Churchill, Manitoba, on August 2, 2016, at 3:38 p.m. (EDT)
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Closing of facilities
Port authorities
Port of Churchill
Certified

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • The Port of Churchill is an important strategic asset for Canada;
  • The federal Liberal government privatized the port in 1997;
  • The Harper government dismantled the Canadian Wheat Board, cutting off critical grain supply to the port;
  • The current owners of the port, OmniTRAX, have unilaterally, without notice, shut down the port laying off dozens of workers and putting the future of the port in jeopardy; and
  • It is vital to ensure the long-term operation and viability of the Port of Churchill.
We, the undersigned, concerned citizens for the Port of Churchill, call upon the Government of Canada to take immediate action to demand the reopening of the port and that the federal government act immediately to work with the Town of Churchill, Province of Manitoba, and First Nations to bring the Port of Churchill back under Canadian public ownership.
Churchill—Keewatinook Aski
NDP
Manitoba
Open for signature : August 2, 2016, at 3:38 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : November 30, 2016, at 3:38 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
74
British Columbia
74
Manitoba
625
New Brunswick
3
Newfoundland and Labrador
15
Northwest Territories
9
Nova Scotia
8
Nunavut
45
Ontario
135
Prince Edward Island
5
Quebec
30
Saskatchewan
46
Yukon
8
Other Countries
13
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