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infrastructure

8 petitions

Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Rob Burton, Oakville Town Council, Kevin Flynn, Eleanor McMahon, Gary Carr, Mélanie Joly, Bill Mauro, Indira Naidoo-Harris, Kathleen Wynne

Save historic Glen Abbey from destruction and development

The Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario, a site of significant cultural, historic and natural heritage is threatened with destruction by a proposed high density development of luxury residential, commercial and retail spaces on its precious limited green space.  Situated on the heritage-designated former Raydor Estate, the present course was designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus in his first foray in championship course design. Prior history included indigenous hunting grounds, sawmill, Jesuit monastery and country club. As of 2007, majority ownership of the club property changed to predatory billionaire property developer Rai Sahi of Morguard Corp., who as of September 2015 called for the site's destruction. It is Canada's most famous golf course for now 41 years, and has also been home to Golf Canada and the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. It has hosted 29 Canadian Open Championships, more than any other course, with the first having been in 1977. Many historic sports achievements have occurred on this course, including a shot by PGA star Tiger Woods regarded as the most spectacular both of Woods' career and in recent PGA Tour history (https://youtu.be/G2AvRfxgpL4?t=305). The golf course in this half century has not only defined the Town of Oakville's identity, but also provides significant economic benefits for the hundreds employed in the service and hospitality sector especially when hosting one of the largest single international sports events in all of Canada. The proposed development calls for the significant destruction of the manicured and natural landscape, woodland canopy, wildlife habitat and rich absorbent soils in Halton Region's largest watershed to be replaced by multiple enormous multi-level structures in a mature site expressly and historically zoned for perpetual recreational purposes.  The proposal ignores the Town's significant official plan, which concentrates meaningful growth in other specified areas with transportation infrastructure and economic activity.  In so doing, the developer's proposal encourages a perverse density that will overwhelm the existing Town corridors and facilities,  adversely affecting neighbouring residents and businesses. This development will disembowel the proverbial heart of Oakville, scarring its historic, cultural and natural legacy. This petition calls upon the Mayor Rob Burton and Town Councilors, as well as Members of Provincial Parliament for Oakville Kevin Flynn & Indira Naidoo-Harris, and Provincial Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport Eleanor McMahon, Provincial Minister of Municipal Affairs Bill Mauro, Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne, Federal Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly and Halton Region Chair Gary Carr to oppose the destruction of Glen Abbey by recognizing the intangible value of cultural and natural heritage of preserving Glen Abbey and thereby the legacy of nature, sport and history for future generations. Save Glen Abbey, the heart of Oakville and national treasure.  

Save Glen Abbey
8,913 supporters
Update posted 5 months ago

Petition to Honourable Zach Churchill, Justin Trudeau, Leader, Liberal Party of Canada/Chef, Parti libéral du Canada Justin Trudeau, Elizabeth May, Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, Honourable Sterling Belliveau, Honourable Geoff MacLellan, Jamie Baillie (MLA for Cumberland South), Honourable Mark Furey, Honourable Stephen McNeil (MLA for Annapolis), Honourable Denise Peterson-Rafuse, Elizabeth May, Bernadette Jordan, Marc Garneau, Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Honourable Thomas Mulcair, Justin Trudeau, Jamie Baillie, Honourable Stephen McNeil

Twin Nova Scotia's Highway 103

I lost my first friend to Highway 103 - the Highway of Death - over 20 years ago. Lee was an incredible athlete and great friend to anyone who knew him. He should never have died. The road should have already been twinned. We cannot wait any longer. Our politicians must act today. 10 years after Lee died, I was able to help rescue my friend’s sister from yet another crash on Highway 103. While she made it, others didn’t. As a firefighter, it was one of my worst memories. Sadly, I did not know the worst was yet to come.  We pulled body after body out of vehicles for nearly two straight years along the short stretch of highway. I lost count of the dead. Over and over again, politicians promised to twin Highway 103 to make it safer for drivers. 15 more years have passed. I've lost three more friends. In numbers, it pales to compare to the >70 others who have lost their lives on Highway 103 in recent years. Thousands more have been injured, their lives altered forever. Between 2007 and 2015, there were over 1000 collisions, over 30 resulting in deaths on this brutal road. You are 4x as likely to be on a collision, and 3x as likely to be in a deadly one on Highway 103, compared to Nova Scotia Highways 101 or 104.  Nothing is going to bring my friends back, but no one else needs to die senselessly. The time for action is now - construction must begin on Nova Scotia's Highway of Death. Highway 103 must be twinned and upgraded. Let politicians know you want action!

Tim Conrad
9,412 supporters
This petition won 2 years ago

Petition to Deepak Chopra, Stephen Harper, Jo-Anne Polak (Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Canada Post), Deepak Chopra, Douglas Jones, Stephen Edmondson, Lisa Raitt, Stephen Harper, Justin Trudeau, Tom Mulcair, Elizabeth May, Gilles Duceppe

Don't let Canada Post end door to door delivery / Sauvons la livraison à domicile

(Le français suit) AUGUST 20, 2015 - UPDATE: Since the election has been called for October 19, the 5 federal party leaders have been added as recipients of this petition because this is now an election issue. I wonder, has anyone at Canada Post ever tried to to push a stroller or a wheelchair or a walker through the snow? I don't think they realize the impact of ending door-to-door mail delivery when it comes to the parents of young children, to the disabled, and to the elderly, especially in winter.  What about the sweltering summers? Or miserable thunderstorms and heavy rain? The garbage that is going to happen around them and who is going to clean it up? Millions of Canadians were surprised and angry to learn they may have to travel kilometers to get their mail. I am the mother of two young boys. My youngest has cerebral palsy and uses a walker or wheelchair to get around. For me, Canada Post’s decision would mean having to bundle them up and struggle through the snow with a wheelchair just to get our mail.  And I am just one of thousands of Canadians who must already overcome mobility challenges on a daily basis. On top of that, 8000 employees are going to lose their jobs because of this decision! And, we’re hearing that these new “superboxes” might not be very safe. My grandfather, god rest his soul, was a WW2 veteran and became a mailman. They take their work very seriously otherwise they would not brave the weather. My current mail carrier is also proud of the service she provides for the community. Why change something that is working well for communities across Canada? This has to be stopped. A lot of people need home delivery because of their circumstances. Please sign the petition and share this with as many people as you can. The more people we get, the more solid the chances will be that Canada post and the government hear our voices!!  --- Je me demande, est-ce que quelqu'un à Postes Canada a déjà essayé de pousser une marchette, ou faire avancer une chaise roulante, ou marcher avec une canne, dans la neige? Je ne pense pas qu'ils ont conscience de l'impact de la fin du service postal à domicile sur les parents de jeunes enfants, sur les personnes aux prises avec des handicaps et sur les personnes âgées, particulièrement en hiver. Des millions de Canadiens ont été surpris et fâchés d'apprendre qu'ils devraient se déplacer parfois sur des kilomètres pour aller chercher leur courrier. Je suis la mère de deux jeunes garçons. Mon plus jeune souffre de paralysie cérébrale et doit utiliser une marchette ou une chaise roulante pour se déplacer. Dans mon cas, la décision de Postes Canada me force à habiller mes deux enfants et à me démener à pousser une chaise roulante dans la neige seulement pour pouvoir aller chercher mon courrier. Et je ne suis que l'une parmi des milliers de Canadiens qui doivent surmonter des défis de mobilité à tous les jours. De plus, 8000 employés vont perdre leur emploi en raison de cette décision! En plus, on entend parler du fait que ces "superboîtes" ne sont pas très sécuritaires. Mon grand-père, Dieu ait son âme, était un vétéran de la Deuxième Guerre Mondiale et est devenu facteur par la suite. Ces gens prennent leur travail très au sérieux, sinon ils ne braveraient pas les conditions météorologiques. Ma facteure est très fière des services qu'elle fournit à sa communauté. Pourquoi changer quelque chose qui fonctionne si bien pour les communautés locales partout au pays? Il faut arrêter cela. Nombreux sont ceux et celles qui ont besoin du service à domicile en raison de leur réalité particulière. S'il vous plaît, signez la pétition et partagez-la avec le plus de gens que vous le pouvez. Plus nous en parlerons, plus nos chances seront bonnes que Postes Canada et le gouvernement nous entendront!!

Susan Dixon
231,326 supporters