Petition on the increase in entrance fees at Parks Canada sites
February 19th, 2013 - 3:56pm
Once again the Conservatives are attacking Parks Canada, this time announcing an increase in entrance fees, claiming to desire higher quality services offered. Services have indeed suffered since Stephen Harper decided to dramatically cut Parks Canada's budget by $29 million. Now visitors will have to pay more for fewer services, which is not exactly what we consider getting more value for your money.
This is contrary to the Canada National Parks Act, which stipulates, "The national parks of Canada are hereby dedicated to the people of Canada for their benefit, education and enjoyment" and that "maintenance or restoration of ecological integrity shall be the first priority of the Minister."
Sign the petition to force the Conservative government to comply to the Parks Canada mission.