Canadian Common Ground Alliance

Damage Prevention is a Shared Responsibility



Support Bill S-229

Thank you for visiting the Canadian Common Ground Alliance’s website and for your interest in learning more about Bill S-229, An Act respecting underground infrastructure safety, introduced by Senator Grant Mitchell.

We are looking for your help in supporting this legislation. Inspired by the “Call or Click Before You Dig” principle, the bill will:

  • Require operators of underground infrastructure that is federally regulated or on federal land to register that infrastructure with a notification centre,
  • Require people who are planning to dig to first make a locate request with the relevant notification centre, and
  • Require operators of underground infrastructure to respond to locate requests by either locating or marking the ground, or providing a clear description of the location of the underground infrastructure in the vicinity of the proposed excavation, or providing an all clear to proceed with excavation.

Providing your support is easy to do. You can help by locating the appropriate letter for you, found on our documents page; editing it where needed to make it relevant to you and sending it to your local Members of Parliament and Senators. We have also included a cover email on the documents page.  You can find the names and email addresses for your representatives, in the list provided.

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