Ban hazardous materials from passing through major cities by rail on their way to a final destination
  • Petitioning The Honourable Lisa Raitt

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Minister of Transport, Government of Canada
The Honourable Lisa Raitt

Ban hazardous materials from passing through major cities by rail on their way to a final destination

    1. Bill Steinberg
    2. Petition by

      Bill Steinberg

      Hampstead, Canada

The train derailment and explosions at Lac-Megantic wiped out the entire downtown core, killed or injured dozens, and spilled 100,000 litres of oil into the area waterways. While this tragedy was devastating it is nothing compared to what would happen if a similar event occurred in a major city like Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver. This is not the first train disaster nor will it be the last. So far none has occurred in a major population centre but it is irresponsible to rely on luck to protect us.

This petition does not ban all hazardous materials from being delivered to or picked up from major cities. It does ban the unnecessary transport of hazardous materials that are passing through on their way to a final destination.

En français

To:
The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, Government of Canada
Ban hazardous materials from being sent by rail through major cities on its way to a final destination.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Over 400 signatures in a few hours

      Bill Steinberg
      Petition Organizer

      An interview that I did for the Radio Canada web site this morning led to over 400 signatures on the French version of the petition in a few hours. This is a very serious problem and we need to get the attention of the Federal government and Canadian Pacific Railways. Send the petition to everyone that you know. Thanks for your support.

    3. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • gilles prince QUEBEC, CANADA
      • 5 months ago

      security is common sense

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    • Laurie Goyer ST-ANNE-DE-BELLEVUE, CANADA
      • 6 months ago

      very important

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    • Gisèle Prévost STE-ANNE-DE-BELLEVUE, QC, CANADA
      • 7 months ago

      parce que ma Ville est complètement scindée en deux par la voie ferrée et que ce serait terrible qu'il arrive la même chose chez nous qu'à Lac Megantic

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    • carole salah SAINT-LAURENT. QUEBEC, CANADA
      • 7 months ago

      safety is important, thank you.

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    • Youssef Allami MONTREAL, CANADA
      • 7 months ago

      For the safety of our city, neighbors, and family

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