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"Support Bill C-250, An Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (anchorage prohibition), to end the use of Southern BC Anchorages in the Strait of Georgia to protect our Vancouver Island coast and delicate ecosystems."
This petition is put forward by NDP member of Parliament Alistair MacGregor and supported by many other groups including local First Nations.
Sign Petition e-2985 here.
Closes March 30, 2021, at 10:56 a.m. (EDT)
Thank you to everyone who participated in our letter campaign to the federal ministers who are responsible for marine shipping, protecting our oceans and the environment. We sent almost 2500 letters telling all three of them to take action NOW to fix Canada’s West Coast supply chain and to put the safety of local residents and the environment ahead of the interests of foreign shipping companies around BC’s Southern Gulf Islands.
It is important they continue to hear from those concerned.
Right now, the Port of Vancouver's new 'active vessel management program' is being designed and we want to make sure it ensures the elimination of the 33 anchorages in the Southern Gulf Islands (you can find more information on the ATVM here).
Help us take immediate action by sending a message to the ministers, as well as the Port of Vancouver (see the example letter in our recent eNewsletter):
Port of Vancouver AVTM Advisory Panel: AVTM@portvancouver.com
Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra: email@example.com
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault: firstname.lastname@example.org
Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Joyce Murray: email@example.com