● Calling on all cyclists to sign an e-petition in support of Bill C -312.

An official E-petition with the House of Commons has been set up in support of Bill C-312 and the creation of a National Cycling Strategy.

Bill C-312 is a private member’s bill that was introduced by British Columbia MP Gord Johns a little over a year ago. Basically, it would make the federal Minister of Transport responsible for developing and implementing a national cycling strategy. For more details about the proposed legislation, see my earlier posting on the subject.

These types of E-petitions are officially recognized by the House of Commons. In fact, for each 500 signatures, MP Gord Johns gets to rise in the House and ask a question to the government related to the bill and the cycling strategy. So you participation in the e-petition will make a difference in bringing attention to Bill C-312.

Participation in these e-petitions is marvelously simple. However, it is a two step process. First, you have to fill out the short form on the House of Common’s E-petition website, and then confirm your participation in the e-petition by clicking on a link in an email message that will be sent to you.

Click here to go the E-petition in support of Bill C-312 and a National Cycling Strategy.
(And don’t forget to spread the word about this petition with your friends.)

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