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. 464
Questioning federal oversight of greenspace north of the Montréal-Trudeau International Airport
No. 463
Concerns about Canada’s forest carbon quantification and accounting
No. 462
Effects of 6PPD tire rubber antioxidant on salmon and mitigation
No. 461
Ministerial Responsibility to Protect the Northern Spotted Owl and its Habitat
No. 460
Concerns about effective monitoring, reporting, and enforcement of environmental laws and permits governing resource extraction projects

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.


A quick overview of environmental petitions.

Petitions 101 Infographic

Find out how environmental petitions work.

Petitions Catalogue

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