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Call a public inquiry into hundreds of missing and murdered Aboriginal women like my cousin Loretta Saunders

My cousin Loretta Saunders was murdered at age 26. She was a student at St. Mary's University in Halifax and was writing her honours thesis on the hundreds of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. Our family is Inuit, and Loretta has now become one of the over 1186 missing or murdered Aboriginal women she was fighting for. It is time for our government to address this epidemic of violence against Aboriginal women. Our family is gathering strength and we will not let her death be in vain. We will fight to complete Loretta's unfinished work. Please sign this petition and call on Federal Minister for the Status of Women Kellie Leitch to immediately call a public inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. The Native Women's Association of Canada and other groups have worked on this for years and I started this petition to support them and to demand justice for Loretta. We need to know why it is that Aboriginal girls and women like Loretta are five to seven times more likely to die as a result of violence than non-Aboriginal women. This is what a public inquiry must address immediately so that action can be taken to stop these tragedies and protect aboriginal girls and women in Canada. The Government has so far ignored calls for a public inquiry. If they don't act the tragedies will continue.  The epidemic of racist and sexist violence against Aboriginal women in Canada is claiming lives and devastating families each month. It boils down to a simple question. Does the Canadian Government think it's a problem that Aboriginal women are 5-7 times more likely to die from a violent attack? Right now, we don't know. I'm praying that Loretta's death and tens of thousands calling for the inquiry will finally move them to do the right thing. I travelled from Labrador to St.Johns with Loretta when she left home.  We talked about our Inuit roots, our family and our pasts and how we looked at our future as an opportunity to create change and different more healthy cycles and family patterns.  We spoke about the topic of aboriginal women going missing and being killed. We joked about how she would change the world, but it wasn’t really a joke at all. Loretta HAS changed the world and. I'm determined that Loretta will continue to change the world. Please sign this petition and demand justice for Loretta and all Aboriginal women. As mentioned the Native Women's Association of Canada has worked on this issue for years and has already collected 23,000 signatures calling for a public inquiry.  Here is a link to their site as well as their document explaining in more detail why a public inquiry is needed. 

Holly Jarrett
352,101 supporters
Petitioning Kathleen Wynne, Dr Eric Hoskins, Glen R. Murray, Carolyn Bennett, David Zimmer, Jane Philpott

Help the Kashechewan First Nations Reserve get access to clean water

The Kashechewan First Nations reserve near Sudbury, Ontario, has been experiencing water quality issues for over 20 years. In 2005, more than 1,000 residents had to be evacuated from the reserve because of the E.coli bacteria found in their water. Just recently, in March of 2016, 16 children had to be evacuated due to skin lesions and infections. Their water treatment plant has not been repaired or replaced since 1998, and keeps breaking down, causing many health issues within the community.  Unfortunately, this issue does not just concern Kashechewan. In Canada, 2/3 of all First Nations reserves have been under a drinking water advisory sometime in the past 10 years. Most Canadians have access to clean drinking water every day. Why are First Nations treated differently? If you believe that access to clean water is a basic human right, please sign this petition to urge the Ontario government to address this issue and help the Kashechewan people build a better water treatment system. Thank you.   

Emma Helman
17,541 supporters
Petitioning Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Justin Trudeau, Phillip Couillard, Carolyn Bennett, Assembly of First Nations, jody wilson

Halt to the Land Development on Disputed Kanien'kehá:ka Territory

On July 11, 1990, the people of Kanehsatà:ke endured a 78 day siege known as the "Oka Crisis" in order to protect their land from a 9 hole golf course expansion by the Municipalitié d'Oka and private developers. The development would also see the removal of Kanien'kehá:ka burial ground and condominium development. At the same time, the community of Kahnawake blocked the busy Mercier bridge on the south shore of Montreal in support of their sister community of Kanehsatà:ke. While the construction the golf course expansion and condominium development was prevented, the long standing historical land dispute was never settled. Today a new land development is taking place at the edge of the Pines area on traditional Kanien'kehá:ka territory, commonly referred to as Les Collines d'Oka.  So continues the 300 year old land dispute of the ancestral lands of the Kanien'kehá:ka of Kanehsatà:ke. Since the siege of 1990, more land has been lost due to Bill S-24, an act of Parliament called the "Interim Kanesatake Land Management Act". This has perpetuated the 300 year old land fraud as more land has been illegally sold without the free prior and informed consent of the Kanien'kehá:ka of Kanehsatà:ke. In spite of peaceful efforts to INAC Minister Carolyn Bennett to have the development halted and intervene on behalf of the Kanien'kehá:ka of Kanehsatà:ke, Canada refuses to intervene and bring about a peaceful resolution to the contested lands. We therefore demand that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau intervene in the land dispute in Kanehsatà:ke (OKA) in order to uphold Canada's domestic and international legal obligations to defend the human rights of the Kanien'kehá:ka of Kanehsatà:ke. We the signatories of this petition demand the following: - That any activities on Kanehsatà:ke Kanien'kehá:ka ancestral lands require the Free Prior and Informed consent of the Kanehsatà:ke Kanien'kehá:ka as per Kaianera'kó:wa (the Great Law of Peace) and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.- Cease all illegal development on the ancestral lands of the Kanien'kehá:ka of Kanehsatà:ke. Moreover, for Canada to settle the long standing historical land dispute with the Haudenosaunee Longhouse people of Kanehsatà:ke, we demand the following:- The immediate cease to any archeological digs in Parc Nationale d'Oka- The immediate repeal of Bill S-24 the "Kanesatake Interim Land Management Act"- Urge Canada and Quebec to denounce the Doctrine of Discovery and Terra Nullius- Urge the government of Canada and Quebec to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to be included as part of the framework to settle this land dispute.We ask for support of the Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Le 11 juillet 1990, les gens de Kanehsatà:ke ont subi un siège de 78 jours connu sous le nom de Crise d'Oka afin de protéger leurs terres d'une extension d'un parcours de golf de 9 trous par la municipalité d'Oka et les promoteurs privés. Ce développement voulait supprimer une partie du cimetière Kanien'kehá:ka et permettre le développement de condominiums. Dans la même période, la communauté de Kahnawake a bloqué le pont Mercier sur la rive sud de Montréal pour appuyer leur communauté soeur de Kanehsatà:ke. Bien que l'expansion du parcours de golf et la construction de condominiums aient été empêchées, le conflit territorial de longue date n'a jamais été réglé. Aujourd'hui, un nouveau développement de maisons a lieu au bord de la pinède sur le territoire traditionnel Kanien'kehá:ka, communément appelé Les Collines d'Oka. Ainsi persiste le conflit de territoire vieux de 300 ans sur les terres ancestrales des Kanien'kehá:ka de Kanehsatà:ke. Depuis le siège de 1990, plusieurs terres ont été perdues en raison de la loi S-24, une loi du Parlement intitulée Loi sur le gouvernement du territoire provisoire de Kanesatake. Cela a perpétué l'injustice et la fraude foncière des 300 dernières années alors que plusieurs terres ont été vendues illégalement sans le consentement préalable et éclairé des Kanien'kehá:ka de Kanehsatà:ke. Malgré les efforts pacifiques envers la ministre Carolyn Bennett des Affaires autochtones et du Nord Canada pour que le développement s'arrête et qu'elle intervienne au nom des Kanien'kehá:ka de Kanehsatà':ke, le Canada refuse d'intervenir et d'apporter une résolution pacifique aux terres contestées. Nous demandons donc que le Premier ministre Justin Trudeau intervienne dans le conflit territorial de Kanehsatà:ke (Oka) afin de respecter les obligations légales du Canada et de defender à l'échelle internationale les droits de l'homme des Kanien'kehá:ka de Kanehsatà:ke. Nous, les signataires de cette pétition, demandons ce qui suit :- Que toutes les activités sur les terres ancestrales des Kanien'kehá:ka de Kanehsatà:ke requièrent leur consentement préalable et informé en vertu de Kaianera'kó:wa (la Grande Loi de la Paix) et de la Déclaration sur les droits des peuples autochtones de l'ONU ;- De cesser tout développement illégal sur les terres ancestrales des Kanien'kehá:ka de Kanehsatà:ke ; De plus, pour que le Canada règle le conflit territorial de longue date qui perdure avec le Peuple de la Maison Longue de Kanehsatà:ke, nous demandons :- De cesser immédiatement les fouilles archéologiques dans le parc national d'Oka ;- D'abroger immédiatement la loi S-24, la Loi sur le gouvernement du territoire provisoire de Kanesatake ;- Que le Canada et le Québec dénoncent la Doctrine de la découverte et Terra Nullius ;- Que les gouvernements du Canada et le Québec mettent en oeuvre la Déclaration des Nations Unies sur les droits des peuples autochtones pour régler cette négociation territorial. Nous demandons un soutien aux peuples autochtones et non autochtones de l'île de la Tortue.      

Caitlyn Richard
6,217 supporters
Petitioning Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Justin Trudeau, Phillip Couillard, Carolyn Bennett, Assembly of First Nations, jody wilson

Halt to the Land Development on Disputed Kanien'kehá:ka Territory

On July 11, 1990, the people of Kanehsatà:ke endured a 78 day siege known as the "Oka Crisis" in order to protect their land from a 9 hole golf course expansion by the Municipalitié d'Oka and private developers. The development would also see the removal of Kanien'kehá:ka burial ground and condominium development. At the same time, the community of Kahnawake blocked the busy Mercier bridge on the south shore of Montreal in support of their sister community of Kanehsatà:ke. While the construction the golf course expansion and condominium development was prevented, the long standing historical land dispute was never settled. Today a new land development is taking place at the edge of the Pines area on traditional Kanien'kehá:ka territory, commonly referred to as Les Collines d'Oka.  So continues the 300 year old land dispute of the ancestral lands of the Kanien'kehá:ka of Kanehsatà:ke. Since the siege of 1990, more land has been lost due to Bill S-24, an act of Parliament called the "Interim Kanesatake Land Management Act". This has perpetuated the 300 year old land fraud as more land has been illegally sold without the free prior and informed consent of the Kanien'kehá:ka of Kanehsatà:ke. In spite of peaceful efforts to INAC Minister Carolyn Bennett to have the development halted and intervene on behalf of the Kanien'kehá:ka of Kanehsatà:ke, Canada refuses to intervene and bring about a peaceful resolution to the contested lands. We therefore demand that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau intervene in the land dispute in Kanehsatà:ke (OKA) in order to uphold Canada's domestic and international legal obligations to defend the human rights of the Kanien'kehá:ka of Kanehsatà:ke. We the signatories of this petition demand the following: - That any activities on Kanehsatà:ke Kanien'kehá:ka ancestral lands require the Free Prior and Informed consent of the Kanehsatà:ke Kanien'kehá:ka as per Kaianera'kó:wa (the Great Law of Peace) and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.- Cease all illegal development on the ancestral lands of the Kanien'kehá:ka of Kanehsatà:ke. Moreover, for Canada to settle the long standing historical land dispute with the Haudenosaunee Longhouse people of Kanehsatà:ke, we demand the following:- The immediate cease to any archeological digs in Parc Nationale d'Oka- The immediate repeal of Bill S-24 the "Kanesatake Interim Land Management Act"- Urge Canada and Quebec to denounce the Doctrine of Discovery and Terra Nullius- Urge the government of Canada and Quebec to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to be included as part of the framework to settle this land dispute.We ask for support of the Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Le 11 juillet 1990, les gens de Kanehsatà:ke ont subi un siège de 78 jours connu sous le nom de Crise d'Oka afin de protéger leurs terres d'une extension d'un parcours de golf de 9 trous par la municipalité d'Oka et les promoteurs privés. Ce développement voulait supprimer une partie du cimetière Kanien'kehá:ka et permettre le développement de condominiums. Dans la même période, la communauté de Kahnawake a bloqué le pont Mercier sur la rive sud de Montréal pour appuyer leur communauté soeur de Kanehsatà:ke. Bien que l'expansion du parcours de golf et la construction de condominiums aient été empêchées, le conflit territorial de longue date n'a jamais été réglé. Aujourd'hui, un nouveau développement de maisons a lieu au bord de la pinède sur le territoire traditionnel Kanien'kehá:ka, communément appelé Les Collines d'Oka. Ainsi persiste le conflit de territoire vieux de 300 ans sur les terres ancestrales des Kanien'kehá:ka de Kanehsatà:ke. Depuis le siège de 1990, plusieurs terres ont été perdues en raison de la loi S-24, une loi du Parlement intitulée Loi sur le gouvernement du territoire provisoire de Kanesatake. Cela a perpétué l'injustice et la fraude foncière des 300 dernières années alors que plusieurs terres ont été vendues illégalement sans le consentement préalable et éclairé des Kanien'kehá:ka de Kanehsatà:ke. Malgré les efforts pacifiques envers la ministre Carolyn Bennett des Affaires autochtones et du Nord Canada pour que le développement s'arrête et qu'elle intervienne au nom des Kanien'kehá:ka de Kanehsatà':ke, le Canada refuse d'intervenir et d'apporter une résolution pacifique aux terres contestées. Nous demandons donc que le Premier ministre Justin Trudeau intervienne dans le conflit territorial de Kanehsatà:ke (Oka) afin de respecter les obligations légales du Canada et de defender à l'échelle internationale les droits de l'homme des Kanien'kehá:ka de Kanehsatà:ke. Nous, les signataires de cette pétition, demandons ce qui suit :- Que toutes les activités sur les terres ancestrales des Kanien'kehá:ka de Kanehsatà:ke requièrent leur consentement préalable et informé en vertu de Kaianera'kó:wa (la Grande Loi de la Paix) et de la Déclaration sur les droits des peuples autochtones de l'ONU ;- De cesser tout développement illégal sur les terres ancestrales des Kanien'kehá:ka de Kanehsatà:ke ; De plus, pour que le Canada règle le conflit territorial de longue date qui perdure avec le Peuple de la Maison Longue de Kanehsatà:ke, nous demandons :- De cesser immédiatement les fouilles archéologiques dans le parc national d'Oka ;- D'abroger immédiatement la loi S-24, la Loi sur le gouvernement du territoire provisoire de Kanesatake ;- Que le Canada et le Québec dénoncent la Doctrine de la découverte et Terra Nullius ;- Que les gouvernements du Canada et le Québec mettent en oeuvre la Déclaration des Nations Unies sur les droits des peuples autochtones pour régler cette négociation territorial. Nous demandons un soutien aux peuples autochtones et non autochtones de l'île de la Tortue.      

Caitlyn Richard
6,217 supporters
Petitioning Justin Trudeau

Stop the Rezoning for Condos - Honour the Indigenous Stewardship of the Chaudière Islands

The Chaudière Falls and its islands in Canada's Capital have been a sacred healing and meeting place for Indigenous peoples from the East coast to the Rockies for more than 5,000 years. We ask all Canadians to support our call to keep these islands and waters open to all Canadians under the stewardship of the Indigenous community. This land and water was never ceded by treaty or sold to any government. For the past 65 years many citizens and their elected leaders on both sides of the Ottawa River have lauded the vision of Grandfather William Commanda who lobbied for the creation of a central park for all, and an indigenous national healing and peace centre. For the last thirty years, architect Douglas Cardinal has worked tirelessly to keep that vision alive. He supports the August 2015 statements by four Algonquin chiefs from Quebec and other Indigenous leaders who oppose a condo proposal by Windmill Development Group and Dream Corporation In the spirit of reconciliation, we ask the federal party leaders to respond to the call by Algonquin and other Indigenous communities to honour Indigenous rights, and to restore this unique waterfall and its surrounding islands to the stunning beauty that lies beneath industrial ruins and a ring dam. Useful information can be found at: Our website: www.freethefalls.ca Sept 30, 2015 4 Algonquin Chiefs requesting a meeting with all levels of government in opposition to the current Energy Ottawa destructive excavations: http://www.scribd.com/doc/283260469/Letter-From-Algonquin-Chiefs-Akikodjiwan-Sacred-Waterfalls-Area-Sept-30-2015 August 18, 2015; Four Algonquin First Nations in Quebec call for protection of sacred site: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/-2048697.htm August 19, 2015; Assembly of First Nations Quebec Labrador: http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/sacred-territories-to-preserve-522315021.html B.C. First Nations Leadership: http://freethefalls.ca/news/b-c-s-first-nations-leadership-council-supports-akikodjiwan/ Asinabka: National Historic Centre at the sacred Chaudière site: https://ipsmo.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/asinabka-bn-brochure-final-french-eng.pdf October 5, 2014; Ottawa Citizen; Fulfill Commanda’s Vision for Chaudière: http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/raaymakers-fulfill-commandas-vision-at-chaudiere   (VERSION FRANÇAISE)  

Gita Baack
5,176 supporters
Petitioning Carolyn Bennett, Jim Carr, Dwight Ball, Justin Trudeau

Free Indigenous Labrador Land Protectors James Learning, Marjorie Flowers and Eldred Davis

(Photo:  Marjorie Flowers, James Learning, and Eldred Davis, who have spent years seeking to protect the lands, waters, and people downstream from Muskrat Falls, are now behind bars for their peaceful protection actions because the colonial court system is acting as an agent for a project that will produce methylmercury poisoning and the very real threat of catastrophic dam break and mass drowning.)  Inuk Elder James Learning (aged 79) was jailed indefinitely on Friday, July 21 for refusing to stop his own efforts to protect Labrador residents from poisoning and drowning at the Muskrat Falls project. Also jailed for protecting the land and water July 21 were Indigenous Labrador Land Protectors Marjorie Flowers and Eldred Davis. Learning and Davis (NunatuKavut) and Flowers (Nunatsiavut) are part of a larger group (including a journalist) facing ongoing, serious court proceedings for their nonviolent actions. This new round of jailing Indigenous people and their allies comes on the heels of the incarceration in May of Inuk Grandmother Beatrice Hunter, another Labrador Land Protector thrown in jail for trying to save the future of her land and people from a Trudeau-backed mega hydro project at Muskrat Falls being led by the Newfoundland and Labrador Government and their crown corporation Nalcor. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/jim-learning-custody-breaching-injunction-muskrat-falls-1.4215759 The Muskrat Falls project will poison the water, land, and all life forms with methyl mercury for generations to come. It is built in part on quick clay, which moves, leaving open the possibility of a catastrophic dam collapse. Scores of Indigenous and non-Indigenous land protectors face serious charges for peacefully trying to stop this dangerous, unnecessary project. http://theindependent.ca/2017/03/18/land-protectors-face-criminal-charges-for-defending-water-food-culture/ We are calling on the Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador Dwight Ball, who is ALSO Minister of Labrador, Intergovernmental, and Indigenous Affairs, as well as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Minister Carolyn Bennett, to immediately intervene and meet the following demands: 1. Immediate release of James G. Learning, Marjorie Flowers and Eldred Davis. 2. Dropping of all charges against Labrador Land Protectors and lifting of the anti-democratic injunction against land protectors brought by NALCOR Energy 3. Cancel the Muskrat Falls hydro project because it is too dangerous in the short and long term, whether from catastrophic collapse of the North Spur (which is built on quick clay, which moves) or from methyl mercury poisoning. #ShutMuskratDown

Matthew Behrens
4,010 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Catherine McKenna, Justin Trudeau, Carolyn Bennett, Hunter Tootoo, Christy Clark, Jody Wilson-Raybould

Stop the Petronas LNG project on Lelu Island

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister McKenna, I stand with Hereditary Chief Yahaan (Donald Wesley) of the Tsimshian First Nation and 70+ First Nations leaders, prominent scientists, businesses, faith groups, unions, environmental organizations, and university groups across BC calling on you to reject the Petronas (Pacific Northwest) LNG plant proposed for Lelu Island and Flora Bank, and to cancel ongoing test-drilling at the site.   I ask that you consider the catastrophic impact this project will have on the Skeena salmon, the second largest wild salmon run in Canada. 10 First Nations and 60,000 people in the Skeena watershed rely on these fish for food, commercial/sport fishing and culture.  Lelu Island and Flora Bank are the worst possible spots on the north coast to site an LNG facility. Research conducted as far back as the 1970’s by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans clearly shows that this location should never be industrially developed. Recent studies conclusively show that 88% of all Skeena salmon, approximately 330 million out-migrating smolts per year, rely on Flora Bank for shelter, food and protection as they adjust from fresh water to salt water. A massive LNG terminal with super tankers could disrupt the balance of complex river and tidal currents that hold the relic sediments of Flora Bank in place, eventually degrading and destroying this critically important habitat. I urge you to respect the decision of the Lax Kw'alaams First Nation, who despite being offered over $1 billion dollars by PNW LNG to support the project, voted 100% unanimously against this project on their traditional territory. They stated clearly that Flora Banks is off-limits to industrial development.  The Federal Government has promised to renew Canada’s relationship with First Nations and protect northern BC’s irreplaceable marine resources. If you stand by these commitments, you will reject the pending approval of the Pacific Northwest LNG project by CEAA, and you will direct the test drilling on Flora Bank to cease. Finally, please read the following letter from Hereditary Chief Yahaan and view the list of signatories:  http://www.laxuula.com/#!letter-to-prime-minister-trudeau-pnw-lng/n76zu  

Lelu Island
2,194 supporters
Petitioning Justin Trudeau, Carolyn Bennett

Improve the lives of Indigenous boys and girls who live in Attawapiskat

Attawapiskat is a secluded First Nations reserve located at the mouth of the Attawapiskat River in James Bay Ontario. On April 11th 2016 a state of emergency was called in Attawapiskat because there were approximately 150 suicide attempts by individuals from the ages of 9-71. Some causes of this crisis can be traced back to the poor housing conditions. In 2011 a state of emergency was called due to the inadequate housing, and at the time there were only 340 homes for the 2,100 people living in Attawapiskat. Other factors contributing are the lack of clean water, and shortcoming of education are all contributing to the mental health issues facing this community.  We believe the government needs to put in place national strategies to ensure this doesn't continue to happen. These strategies will give Attawapiskat and hopefully other struggling reserves the mental health workers they need. There also needs to be an increase in funding to Canadian reserves so that they may get the proper housing and education everyone deserves. We really hope you will sign this petition to ensure the stability of Attawapiskat and to prevent anymore suicide attempts.

Tya Milne
1,896 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Justin Trudeau, Kathleen Wynne, Marc Garneau, Carolyn Bennett, Catherine McKenna, Terry Sheehan, Carol Hughes, Steven Del Duca, Michael Gravelle, David Zimmer, Glen R. Murray

Northern Ontario Needs Passenger Trains too!

URGENT: restore Sault Ste. Marie to Hearst and the Northlander passenger service For our local economies To reduce carbon emissions For socio-economic connectivity Both the Canadian government and the Ontario government need a transportation policy, plan, and investment that include transporting both passengers and freight by rail. This is essential for our competitiveness in the world economy, for reducing carbon emissions and for socio-economic connectivity. Stop the abandonment of rail and support the safest, more efficient and least polluting mode of transportation: trains.Without rail as part of Northern Ontario’s transportation system, most of our communities are not sustainable. We need reliable, safe, all-season, accessible and affordable passenger train service throughout Northern Ontario connected to Toronto and Ottawa. FRANCAIS: URGENT: rétablissez le service du train de passagers entre Sault-Ste-Marie et Hearst et du Northlander Pour stimuler chacune de nos économies locales Pour réduire les émissions de carbone Pour améliorer nos réseaux socioéconomiques Au Premier ministre Justin Trudeau et à la Première ministre, Kathleen Wynne:Le gouvernement du Canada et de l’Ontario a besoin d’une politique en matière de transport, une stratégie et du financement qui comprend le transport de personnes et de marchandises par train. C’est essentiel pour concurrencer dans l’économie globale, pour réduire les émissions de carbone et d’améliorer nos réseaux socioéconomiques. Il faut cesser d’abandonner nos chemin de fer, mais plutôt d’appuyer ce mode de transport qui est parmi l’une des plus sécuritaires, efficace et moins polluant..Sans au réseau ferroviaire dans le nord de l’Ontario, la plupart de nos communautés ne sont pas durables. Nous avons besoin d’un service de trains de voyageurs sécuritaire, fiable, accessible et abordables à travers le nord de l’Ontario vers à Toronto et Ottawa. ANISHINABEMOWIN: Gayii gwa Northern Ontario Minesinaawa Emowizhejig Shkwode-daabaanag! Aabideg gwa wewep neyaap Sault biinish Hearst miinwaa Northlander shkwode-daabaan mishowe wii-temgad Wii-mino-maajiishkaang Gayii aapiji da-tesinoo e’wiinaapteg e’biingenaamiying Jide moowingaasowad geg enakiijig, ji-mino-maajiishkaamgak kina gegoo Nen niish gwa Canadian naakinigewin miinwaa Ontario naakinigewin minesinaawa wazhi minshamoowad midaabaangoong, naakinigewin miinwaa wazhi biindigeshkaamigak zhoonyaa wii moowingaasowad bemaadizijig miinwaa endendaagwag menesing gwonda shkwode-daabaanag emwidoowad. Aapiji gwa mineshkaamigad maanda wii-taageying gegiinwi kina gwaji-Shkakmigaang, mii gayii aapiji da-tesinoo e’wiinaapteg wa biindigenaamying miinwaa jide moowingaasowad geg enakiijig, geg aabideg wazhajig gchi-odenoong wii-naandowejigaasowad aakozii-gamigoong, geg ewo-waabmaad dinwendaaginiwan, niibina gwa gegoo nendaagwod ji-mino-maajiishkaamgak. Be-gda-boontaami bigidanamiing nanda shkwode-daabaan miikanan mii dash ji-aasgaabiwiitaadiying wii-naagidoowendamang mayiiji wenpanak, mayiiji nishining, mena-e’wiinaapisayiid nowan ezhi-midaabaangoong: shkwode-daabaanag.Giishpin shkwode-daabaanag boowayaawad gayii gwanaa ginige gda-gshkitamaasiimi memi-dadaying.Ga-minesinaa e’wankiiyendaagasid, miinwaa e’gwetaanbizod mishiwe shkwode-daabaan kina gwa gwaji Northern Ontario, e’de-digwoshing Toronto miinwaa Ottawa, pane waamibizod manj gwa pii, noondaach e'nagasid bemaadizijig jide gshkitoowad wii-dibagewad midaabaangoowad.  CREE:  Please follow the link to read the Cree translation:  http://captrains.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/CreeLetterNEORN.pdf  

Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains
1,768 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Justin Trudeau, Kathleen Wynne, Marc Garneau, Carolyn Bennett, Catherine McKenna, Terry Sheehan, Carol Hughes, Steven Del Duca, Michael Gravelle, David Zimmer, Glen R. Murray

Northern Ontario Needs Passenger Trains too!

URGENT: restore Sault Ste. Marie to Hearst and the Northlander passenger service For our local economies To reduce carbon emissions For socio-economic connectivity Both the Canadian government and the Ontario government need a transportation policy, plan, and investment that include transporting both passengers and freight by rail. This is essential for our competitiveness in the world economy, for reducing carbon emissions and for socio-economic connectivity. Stop the abandonment of rail and support the safest, more efficient and least polluting mode of transportation: trains.Without rail as part of Northern Ontario’s transportation system, most of our communities are not sustainable. We need reliable, safe, all-season, accessible and affordable passenger train service throughout Northern Ontario connected to Toronto and Ottawa. FRANCAIS: URGENT: rétablissez le service du train de passagers entre Sault-Ste-Marie et Hearst et du Northlander Pour stimuler chacune de nos économies locales Pour réduire les émissions de carbone Pour améliorer nos réseaux socioéconomiques Au Premier ministre Justin Trudeau et à la Première ministre, Kathleen Wynne:Le gouvernement du Canada et de l’Ontario a besoin d’une politique en matière de transport, une stratégie et du financement qui comprend le transport de personnes et de marchandises par train. C’est essentiel pour concurrencer dans l’économie globale, pour réduire les émissions de carbone et d’améliorer nos réseaux socioéconomiques. Il faut cesser d’abandonner nos chemin de fer, mais plutôt d’appuyer ce mode de transport qui est parmi l’une des plus sécuritaires, efficace et moins polluant..Sans au réseau ferroviaire dans le nord de l’Ontario, la plupart de nos communautés ne sont pas durables. Nous avons besoin d’un service de trains de voyageurs sécuritaire, fiable, accessible et abordables à travers le nord de l’Ontario vers à Toronto et Ottawa. ANISHINABEMOWIN: Gayii gwa Northern Ontario Minesinaawa Emowizhejig Shkwode-daabaanag! Aabideg gwa wewep neyaap Sault biinish Hearst miinwaa Northlander shkwode-daabaan mishowe wii-temgad Wii-mino-maajiishkaang Gayii aapiji da-tesinoo e’wiinaapteg e’biingenaamiying Jide moowingaasowad geg enakiijig, ji-mino-maajiishkaamgak kina gegoo Nen niish gwa Canadian naakinigewin miinwaa Ontario naakinigewin minesinaawa wazhi minshamoowad midaabaangoong, naakinigewin miinwaa wazhi biindigeshkaamigak zhoonyaa wii moowingaasowad bemaadizijig miinwaa endendaagwag menesing gwonda shkwode-daabaanag emwidoowad. Aapiji gwa mineshkaamigad maanda wii-taageying gegiinwi kina gwaji-Shkakmigaang, mii gayii aapiji da-tesinoo e’wiinaapteg wa biindigenaamying miinwaa jide moowingaasowad geg enakiijig, geg aabideg wazhajig gchi-odenoong wii-naandowejigaasowad aakozii-gamigoong, geg ewo-waabmaad dinwendaaginiwan, niibina gwa gegoo nendaagwod ji-mino-maajiishkaamgak. Be-gda-boontaami bigidanamiing nanda shkwode-daabaan miikanan mii dash ji-aasgaabiwiitaadiying wii-naagidoowendamang mayiiji wenpanak, mayiiji nishining, mena-e’wiinaapisayiid nowan ezhi-midaabaangoong: shkwode-daabaanag.Giishpin shkwode-daabaanag boowayaawad gayii gwanaa ginige gda-gshkitamaasiimi memi-dadaying.Ga-minesinaa e’wankiiyendaagasid, miinwaa e’gwetaanbizod mishiwe shkwode-daabaan kina gwa gwaji Northern Ontario, e’de-digwoshing Toronto miinwaa Ottawa, pane waamibizod manj gwa pii, noondaach e'nagasid bemaadizijig jide gshkitoowad wii-dibagewad midaabaangoowad.  CREE:  Please follow the link to read the Cree translation:  http://captrains.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/CreeLetterNEORN.pdf  

Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains
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Call a public inquiry into hundreds of missing and murdered Aboriginal women like my cousin Loretta Saunders

I wish to extend my sincere condolences to the friends and family of Loretta Saunders. I want them to know that Canadians stand shoulder to shoulder with them and share in their grief and outrage. Her family and friends have been very clear that they want their terrible loss to catalyze the changes necessary to stop the ongoing tragedy of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in Canada. I am adding my name to this petition because I believe that it is a truly important way to focus the attention all Canadians and the world about the need to fully identify the deep-seated causes such as racism and sexism and the need to fully implement the solutions that will finally be able to prevent the loss of any more indigenous mothers, daughters or sisters. This is not a women's issue, not an indigenous issue, this is a Canadian tragedy. The time for action on this has long since passed. I’m adding my voice to the thousands across Canada, including the friends and family of Loretta Saunders, the provincial and territorial premiers and the affiliated organizations, in demanding the government call a national inquiry and develop a meaningful action plan to end this Canadian tragedy. - Carolyn Bennett, MP for Toronto-St.Paul's, Liberal Aboriginal Affairs Critic

4 years ago