The Petitions Catalogue contains petitions received under Section 22 of the Auditor General Act, and the ministerial responses to those petitions. It currently contains all petitions received before 30 June 2012. We post ministerial responses as they become available. The petitioners have consented to the publication of their respective petitions in the catalogue.
Brief summaries of all petitions received by the Office of the Auditor General are posted shortly after they are forwarded to the responding departments. The full text of petitions is posted to the catalogue, with the petitioners’ consent, after they are tabled in the House of Commons. This occurs twice a year.
For more information on preparing a petition, see Getting Answers (PDF), our guide to the environmental petitions process. It explains the purpose and mechanics of the petitions process, describes the kinds of requests that can be made, and provides advice on how to prepare a well-designed petition.
The views, opinions, and facts alleged in the petitions and responses are those of the petitioners and the ministers. They do not represent the views or opinions of the Auditor General of Canada and the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development. The information in a petition is not audited, and the Commissioner makes no representations as to the accuracy of the information. The Commissioner is not responsible for any damages or losses arising from the use of information in the catalogue, nor is the Commissioner liable for any decision made or action taken based on the information.
The Office of the Auditor General does not edit petitions and responses. Some information may be removed from petitions or responses posted in the catalogue in order to protect the privacy of individuals, to avoid publishing inflammatory or potentially defamatory statements, or to respect copyright. The Office of the Auditor General also reserves the right not to publish petitions in certain cases.
The petitions published in this catalogue have been tabled in the House of Commons.
Copyright of the petitions remains with the petitioners.