Environmental Petitions

Environmental petitions are a unique way for Canadian residents—acting as individuals or on behalf of an organization—to bring their concerns and questions about environmental issues related to sustainable development to the attention of the federal ministers, with a guaranteed response.

The Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development administers environmental petitions on behalf of the Auditor General of Canada.

Latest petitions

No. 457
Responsibilities of Health Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada in protecting pollinators from the impact of neonicotinoid pesticides
No. 456
The Government of Canada’s rigour and transparency in evaluating the science regarding localized exposures to 5G technologies in its update of Safety Code 6
No. 455
Port authority decision making regarding coal exports and other environmental determinations under the Impact Assessment Act
No. 454
Social and gender equity impacts of federal COVID-19 financial support for the fossil fuel industry
No. 453
Federal funding of the Ontario Line and Canada’s commitment to sustainable infrastructure development

Before Submitting a Petition

Things to know before submitting a petition.

Submit Your Petition

Fill out the Environmental Petitions Submission Form or contact us to mail or fax your petition.

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A quick overview of environmental petitions.

Petitions 101 Infographic

Find out how environmental petitions work.

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