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Petitioning Minister of Transport Marc Garneau and 12 others

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.


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.


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.


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This petition was delivered to:
  • Minister of Transport
    Marc Garneau
  • Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs
    Carolyn Bennett
  • Prime Minister of Canada/Premier ministre du Canada
    Justin Trudeau
  • Premier of Ontario
    Kathleen Wynne
  • Federal Minister of Transport
    Marc Garneau
  • Federal Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs
    Carolyn Bennett
  • Federal Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
    Catherine McKenna
  • MP Sault Ste. Marie
    Terry Sheehan
  • MP Algoma--Manitoulin--Kapuskasing
    Carol Hughes
  • Provincial Minister of Transportation
    Steven Del Duca
  • Minister of Northern Development and Mines
    Michael Gravelle
  • Minister of Aboriginal Affairs
    David Zimmer
  • Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
    Glen R. Murray

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