Skip to main content
Subscribe to RSS Feed

e-53 (Canadian Coast Guard)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Scott Hodge from Comox, British Columbia, on December 16, 2015, at 4:50 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
British Columbia
Canadian Coast Guard
Closure of government operations and facilities
Comox
Marine Communications and Traffic Services
Maritime safety
Presented to the House of Commons

Petition to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

Whereas:
  • The Harper Government's closure of Coast Guard Marine Communications and Trafffic Services Centres (MCTS) in Canada was done: 1. without consultation with stakeholders; 2. without conducting a risk assessment; 3. without regard to the technical difficulties; 4. without regard for the increased threat of marine accidents that will have a negative effect on coastal communities; 5. without considering the reduction in redundancy of coverage provided by the MCTS Centres that have been closed; 6. without regard to the fact that, when the MCTS Centre in Comox is closed, the two remaining Centres in Prince Rupert and Victoria are located in Tsunami Zones leaving the entire West Coast vulnerable in the case of a major seismic event; 7. without regard to chronic staffing shortages that have plauged the MCTS Program for years due to difficulties recruiting and retaining staff; and 8. without regard to the concerns of the people and communities involved.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, request (or call upon) the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard to:
1. stop the closure of the Coast Guard Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centre in Comox, BC;
2. review the closures of the other nine MCTS Centres that have occured since 2012; and
3. reopen Centres where practicable.
North Island—Powell River
NDP
British Columbia
Petition presented to the House of Commons on May 6, 2016
Open for signature : December 16, 2015, at 4:50 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : April 14, 2016, at 4:50 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
56
British Columbia
911
Manitoba
10
New Brunswick
14
Newfoundland and Labrador
14
Northwest Territories
1
Nova Scotia
18
Nunavut
1
Ontario
207
Prince Edward Island
6
Quebec
41
Saskatchewan
23
Yukon
1
Other Countries
7
Disclaimer regarding e-petitions