Stop the Northern Gateway Pipeline

On Thursday, January 12th, 2012 in Get Involved

The proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline requires overturning the current federal-provincial moratorium on oil tanker traffic along the coast of British Columbia, and will threaten fragile ecosystems, wilderness and landscapes, including the Great Bear Rainforest.

Help Elizabeth put a stop to the Northern Gateway Pipeline. Sign below or download this petition, have as many people as possible to sign it, and mail it – postage free – to either her Ottawa or Sidney offices. With as few as 25 signatures, Elizabeth can present your petition to the government in the House of Commons.

Online Petition

422 people have signed this petition. Add your voice to the growing number of Canadians speaking out about this issue.

We call on the Government of Canada to accept the longstanding moratorium against oil tankers on the coast of British Columbia, recognize the unacceptable risks that the Northern Gateway pipeline would pose to fragile river and coastal environments along the proposed route, refrain from interfering in and prejudicing the Environmental Assessment process, and respect First Nations’ constitutionally enshrined rights and indigenous title by removing governmental support for the Northern Gateway Pipeline.

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  • Marilyn

    Elizabeth, we need you to be in charge! The Greens and the Liberals need to join forces.

    • Ariadne Etienne

      Greens, NDP and Liberals should form an alliance against the Conservatives FOREVER. NO MORE CONSERVATIVES IN GOVERNMENT EVER. Put them in prison on death row where these sociopaths belong, otherwise we’ll live in a trashcan of a nation.

      • Sick of your stupidity

        And you should go to jail for death threats…

  • B Fraser

    Who is going to pay for the damages, immediate and long term, that will definitely occurr when this pipeline leaks and ruptures as it inevitably will-the Federal Government ? The Conservative Party who it seems have every intention of allowing the pipeline to cross BC regardless of our wishes ? Enbridge, whose Board members and shareholders I would guess are free from private liability for damages. Alberta, not likely.
    Who will pay for the damage at sea, along our very fragile coastline. The owners of the crude oil tankers, they don’t live here, unravelling the red tape surrounding who is behind their licensing would be baffeling – so unlikely at best.
    That leaves just us, the residents of BC., and our fish and wildlife.
    Why should we agree to such a monstrously shortsighted undertaking so that a few fat cats and their shareholders can make big bucks then disappear into the woodwork again, free of responsibility ?

    • Ariadne Etienne

      The Rich. Their wealth is stolen from us anyway.

  • Rhoda F. Taylor

    Why isn’t it an electronic petition….I don’t have the use of a printer.

    • craigcantin

      Hi Rhoda.

      The House of Commons only accepts paper petitions, so we place a focus on this format. With that said, we’re working on having electronic versions available for all of them this fall.

      Would you like for me to mail you some paper copies. Send me an email to with your mailing address, and I would be happy to tend to this for you!

  • Abel – Montreal

    this petition needs to be electronic to reach enough demographic to have some impact. I can’t extend this to my personal social networks if it’s not doable online.

    • craigcantin

      Hi Abel.
      The House of Commons only accepts paper petitions, so we place a focus on this format. With that said, we’re working on having electronic versions available for all of them this fall. A number of people have asked for this medium to be used as well.
      Thanks for the feedback!

  • margsview

    It is important that petitions be electronic as previously mentioned but there also has to be a press visibility of a party through its members and leader. For months the Ottawa press corp has been voicing their wonderment as to how low a profile the Liberal party has made, for good reason. I would like to see and hear more from members etc, of the Green Party. Every scrum on CBC just shows the main 3 party members —-its time the Green Party demanded to be front and center because there is very little difference between being recognized and included on airing vital issues than insisting on a place at the debates during our federal elections.

  • Ariadne Etienne

    If the House wants paper petitions then print the online petition and submit it to these backward 19th century retards.

  • John M

    I spent my youth during the days of Canadian economic nationalism when the call to arms was that we had to stop being simply hewers of wood and drawers of water. Forty years later, the so-called Economic Action plan is to pass out spades and buckets and get going with the hewing and drawing. What happened to a vision for the country’s future? Why are we so committed to short term profit?

  • Buzzell

    I support the Green Part of Canada because they don’t expect Canadian citizens to confront issues on our own. The global warming crisis is growing larger and will eventually be bigger than Canada itself (unfortunately I think it literally will) but with increased Government support and regulations Canada can become a green conscience nation.

  • clona

    Please, stop going forward with this pipeline across Alberta & BC to the Pacific Ocean & on to China. It is a disaster waiting to happen. Can we not have a pristine area in Canada that you have to spoil! PM Harper you are acting like a dictator. We can hardly wait for the next election to vote you out.

  • Gilford T Larocque

    the most valuable resource is not oil its WATER. we have the largest supply of the cleanest water on the planet. there are many areas on this continent in a long drought, good land but no crops ,WATER. i am already paying for my water usage so were’s the leap to exporting for profit.that’s what oil export is. a WATER spill is a lot less dangerous. just a little food for thought if we could grow a few more crops.

  • James M Patterson

    I hope you and your party are working toward some sort of unite the left initiative. Until that happens, we are stuck with this narcissist.

  • J

    Destroy the pipeline before its filled with gas and oil. Put breaks in the line. It isnt hard to do. A sledge hammer will work. Or improvise with something much bigger. Make them see we wont stand for this, So they get discouraged and scrap the project. Fuck those blood sucking life destroying leeches up!

  • PipelineEnemy

    Before it leaks …. blow the damn thing up … the whole thing can’t be protected … keep blowing it up …

  • David Cyr

    We can do better then oil and gas. We should start with whatever new inovations green technology has to offer.

  • Robert North

    The Conservatives who say they serve Jesus but really serve Oil and Money with every vote and action, as they seem always to do, sin. They stink in God’s nose.

  • DJ

    Look back at the history of oil tankers in West Coast waters and specifically the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and the irreparable damage that was done to the environment on the Alaskan coast and the communities fishing industries. If that event could have long term efffects on communites there then what consequences will there be in the future for the west coast communites and fishery and tourist industries of today. Are there better safeguards in place today then in the past against oil spills? Would these safeguards if they exist protect the environment and the communites in case of oil spills from tankers?

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