MP Stubbs Tables Last Respect Vegreville Petition in House of Commons


Ottawa, ON —Member of Parliament Shannon Stubbs tabled in the House of Commons the final collection of petitions calling on the Liberal Government to not close the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada Case Processing Centre in Vegreville. Even though the Case Processing Centre officially closed September 1st 2018, signed petitions continued to be submitted to Shannon Stubbs office.

This final petition included another 2,600 signatures of local residents who oppose the relocation of the Case Processing Centre.

Commenting on the tabling of the petition Ms. Stubbs said, “I am incredibly proud of how the entire community of Vegreville has pulled together in this difficult time. The Respect Vegreville campaign was a national force to be reckoned with. The fact is Vegreville employees far exceeded targets consistently and backed up other offices. It will cost millions more to operate in the new office, for little gain.”

She continued, “even after the closure, thousands of signatures from across Alberta and Canada kept arriving in support. Vegreville workers, Albertans and rural Canadians know the Prime Minister failed them and will not forget it. The residents of Vegreville will remember this decision by the Liberal Government come election time.”

Shannon Stubbs is available for comment on this story.