To Peter Gordon MacKay, PC, QC, MP,
We do not condone nor support the reduction or removal of the Air Cadet Gliding Program. Thousands of people have had specific and life changing benefit from this program. As well hundreds of Cadets pass through this program annually.
Today we urge you to reconsider the actions of the Department of National Defence. While we recognize the importance of fiscal responsibility and understand the economic conditions in which this decision was made, we do not and will not support the outright destruction of the Air Cadet Gliding Program.
Therefore we petition the ministry, including yourself to view and assess alternative options. This petition specifically includes the continuation of Air Cadet Gliding beyond September 01, 2013, indefinitely. We endorse open negotiation with affected parties, an informed and reasonable decision to taxpayers and military personnel alike, and empathy to those who have, are and will benefit from the personal achievements that continue to drive and support this country.
This petition closed about 3 years ago
As hobby and professional pilots, cadets (including CIC staff, former and current), industry professionals, aviation enthusiasts and concerned citizens we should strive to support each other in...
As hobby and professional pilots, cadets (including CIC staff, former and current), industry professionals, aviation enthusiasts and concerned citizens we should strive to support each other in this dark hour. The ACGP has been a source of ambition and drive for many in Canada. The program is the monumental cornerstone of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets and a large pride position and success story of Cadets Canada, the Air Cadet League and Department of National Defence. Thousands of Canadian have learned responsibility and accountability at the hands of Regional Gliding Schools. We as those who have learned from the program are now indebted to defend it. We who support hobby and professional flying in Canada are now charged to continue its unique legacy. We as aviation enthusiasts are empowered to assist it. Finally, we as informed and proud citizens are all needed to provide support and a voice to protect this important and culture defining program. You are called upon today to help in this cause, you are called upon to bring a voice to this problem.