41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION – December 10, 2012

Mr. Fin Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam, NDP): 

“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition on Canada’s leading freshwater research station, the ELA.

The petitioners recognize that fresh water is essential for life and vital to the social, spiritual and economic well-being of Canadians.

They therefore call on the Government of Canada to recognize the importance of the ELA to Canada’s mandate to study, preserve and protect aquatic ecosystems and to continue to staff and provide financial resources to the ELA at current or higher levels of commitment.”

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Mr. Kevin Lamoureux (Winnipeg North, Lib.):

“Mr. Speaker, I have a petition signed by many Manitobans asking the Government of Canada to recognize the importance of the ELA. Its mandate is to study, preserve and protect our aquatic ecosystems.”