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Save Cyclists' and Pedestrians' Lives!

On a recent trip to Manhattan, we saw many trucks with sideguards to protect the population of pedestrians and cyclists. How embarassing to find that the Canadian government is failing their citizens by not making sideguards mandatory here.

November 7th will mark one year since Jenna Morrison, a 38 year old mother was killed when a truck clipped her bicycle and she fell under the wheels. Instead of nursing her would be 4 month old baby and enjoying summer with her 6 year old, she is gone.

Sideguards prevent pedestrians and cyclists from falling under the tires of trucks by bouncing them away from the truck instead of under.

My husband Ulrich Hartmann might still be alive if trucks had these sideguards. Ulrich was hit by a cement truck on September 11, 2006. This amazing man was taken from me and our two young children.

Sideguards will save lives.They are mandatory by law in the UK and some European countries already. Please sign this petition and ask your friends and contacts to do the same. The Honourable Denis Lebel (denis.lebel@parl.gc.ca) is the Minister. 

This petition was delivered to:
  • Prime Minister
    Stephen Harper
  • Minister of Health
    The Honourable Theresa Oswald
  • Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
    The Honourable Deb Matthews
  • Ministe de la Sante et des Services sociaux
    The Honourable Monsieur Yves Bolduc
  • Minister of Health and Community Service
    The Honourable Susan Sullivan
  • Minister of Health
    The Honourable Madeleine Dube
  • Minister of Health
    The Honourable Maureen MacDonald
  • Minister of Health and Social Services
    The Honourable Sandy Lee
  • Minister of Health and Wellness
    The Honourable Doug Currie
  • Honourable D. Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities
    Save Cyclists' and Pedestrians' Lives!
  • Premier of Quebec
    Tres Honourable Jean Charest
  • Member of Parliament Calgary Southwest
    Stephen Harper
  • Toronto Mayor
    Rob Ford
  • Leader, Conservative Party of Canada / Chef, Parti Conservateur du Canada
    Stephen Harper
  • Minister of Health
    The Honourable Don McMorris
  • Minister of Health Services
    The Honourable Michael de Jong
  • The Federal Minister of Health
    The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq
  • Premier of Nova Scotia
    The Honourable Darrell Dexter
  • Premier of British Columbia
    The Honourable Christy Clark
  • Minister of Infrastructure
    The Honourable Bob Chiarelli
  • Premier of Alberta
    The Honourable Alison Redford
  • Premier of Manitoba
    The Honourable Greg Selinger
  • Premier of New Brunswick
    The Honourable David Alward
  • Premier of Newfoundland
    The Honourable Kathy Dunderdale
  • Premier of Northwest Territories
    The Honourable Bob McLeod
  • Premier of Prince Edward Island
    The Honourable Robert Ghiz
  • Premier of Saskatchewan
    The Honourable Brad Wall
  • Premier of the Yukon
    The Honourable Darrell Paslowski
  • Premier of Nunavut
    The Honourable Eva Aariak
  • Minister of Health and Social Services
    The Honourable Keith Peterson
  • Premier of British Columbia
    Christy Clark


Karen Hartmann started this petition with a single signature, and now has 1,130 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.