Official Parliamentary Petition – Take Action!

12 Mar

As a result of recent developments in Ottawa and in the national media, PPPI has launched an official parliamentary petition to Hon. Catherine McKenna, federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, calling on her to work with livestock producers, First Nations and Métis organizations, local committees and conservation organizations to create a multi-use prairie conservation network on all former PFRA Community Pastures.

Please fill out and share this petition with others before July 6th when it closes. Already it is garnering support across Canada  – we need 500 signatures in order for final certification.

https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-927 

Grasslands are the most endangered, the most altered and yet the least protected ecosystem on the planet. The Community Pastures in Saskatchewan contain some of the largest, best managed and biodiverse rich blocks of remaining native grasslands in North America.  A conservation network will not only protect our grasslands but support Canada’s biodiversity Target 1 to protect 17% of all terrestrial areas and inland water. http://www.conservation2020canada.ca/pathway/

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2 Responses to “Official Parliamentary Petition – Take Action!”

  1. David Duncan March 25, 2017 at 2:41 pm #

    Because these lands belong to AAFC rather than CCEC and thus AAFC isdirectly responsible for these lands and their disposition, I wonder about the wisdom of only addressing this petition to CCEC.

    • Pasture Poster March 27, 2017 at 2:29 pm #

      Hi Dave,
      The pastures are no longer the responsibility of AAFC–they are in the hands of Manitoba and Saskatchewan as soon as they transfer. Govenlock is the last federal pasture and it is transferring to CCEC.

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