Petition concerning the pest control program for the spruce budworm in Waskesiu sign now

PETITION: TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

We, the undersigned citizens of Canada, draw the attention of the House to the following:

Whereas the Prince Albert National Park was established in 1927 "to preserve a portion of the primitive forest and lake country of Northern Saskatchewan and to provide for the people of Saskatchewan... a great recreational area";

Whereas the Prince Albert National Park, including the townsite of Waskesiu, are infected with spruce budworm;

And whereas Parks Canada is predicting that, without intervention, seven out of every 10 evergreens will die as a result of spruce budworm infestation;

And whereas the National Park Policy provides that "the manipulation of naturally occurring processes such as fire, insects and and disease may take place when no reasonable alternative exists and when monitering has demonstrated that without limited intervention:

i) there will be serious or adverse effects on neighboring lands; or
ii) major park facilities, public health or safety will be threatened; or
iii) the objectives of a park management plan prescribing how certain
natural features or cultural resources are to be maintained cannot be
achieved";

And whereas the only intervention identified by Parks Canada as being appropriate for tall mature trees as well as younger trees is the aerial application of Bacillus thuringiensis var. Kirstaki (BtK);

And whereas the use of BtK is endorsed as safe by Health Canada and numerous organic food grower associations;

And whereas the Waskesiu Community Council voted unanimously to endorse a spraying program to give the spruce a fighting chance to survive.

THEREFORE your petitioners call upon Parliament to:

i) direct Parks Canada to implement a pest control program for spruce
budworm which includes the spraying of the townsite of Waskesiu with BtK
as soon as practicable; and

ii) provide Parks Canada with adequate resources for this program.








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Latest Signatures

  • 25 December 2015550. Jered S
    Full home address or city and province/state Regina, SK Save Waskesiu!! Beautiful area up there!
  • 21 December 2015549. Brad S
    I support this petition
  • 18 December 2015548. Dean B
    I support this petition
  • 07 December 2015547. Nicole R
    I support this petition
  • 02 November 2015546. Margo F
    I support this petition
  • 30 October 2015545. Travis W
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  • 12 October 2015544. Keith K
    I support this petition
  • 05 October 2015543. Ryan G
    Full home address or city and province/state 3624-28th Ave., Regina, Saskatchewan Yay for trees!
  • 26 September 2015542. Victor C
    Full home address or city and province/state box 236 Cadillac Sask. keep on pushing
  • 17 September 2015541. Marianne D
    Full home address or city and province/state 8 Ruby Place, Emerald Park, SK S4L 1A9 Please do something to save the trees!!!!!
  • 10 August 2015540. Susan Bf
    Full home address or city and province/state Edmonton, Alberta Let the trees grow!!
  • 06 August 2015539. Josh M
    I support this petition
  • 02 August 2015538. Alison G
    Full home address or city and province/state 96 Mission Ave, St Albert AB Is this your plan save money by not spending money now to preserving our natural heritage now it will save the goverment millions of dollars in the future as there will be nothing
  • 25 July 2015537. Bruce Ma
    I support this petition
  • 23 July 2015536. Loren G
    Full home address or city and province/state Calgary, Alberta The decision not to spray for the budworm is irresponsible and shortsighted.
  • 15 June 2015535. Madge M
    I support this petition
  • 10 June 2015534. Lorry R
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  • 08 June 2015533. Monica Barryh
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  • 03 June 2015532. Michelle L
    Full home address or city and province/state Toronto, Ontario There is enough wasting away of Saskatchewan that is unpreventable. Hopefully there is action taken when it is preventable.
  • 25 May 2015531. Karen D
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  • 24 May 2015530. Troy P
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  • 07 May 2015529. Patrick T
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  • 06 May 2015528. Candice S
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  • 30 April 2015526. Scott Dm
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  • 25 April 2015525. Dustin Thompson
    I support this petition
  • 17 April 2015524. Jack S
    Full home address or city and province/state 542 - Nordsttrum Road, Saskatoon, Sask. Make Logic prevail - SAVE our park. Spay the damn bugs!!!!!

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Lloyd BanksBy:
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