41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION – November 2, 2012

Mr. Bruce Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North, Ind.):

“Mr. Speaker, again I present a petition on behalf of the many residents of Saskatoon who are opposed to the government’s decision to close the Experimental Lakes Area in northwestern Ontario. The petitioners point out that closing this world-renowned freshwater science facility will jeopardize unique research and our understanding of human impacts on lakes, rivers and fish.”

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Mr. Robert Aubin (Trois-Rivières, NDP):

“Mr. Speaker, today I am speaking on behalf of two groups of Canadians who want to make the government realize, if such a thing is even possible, how important it is to save leading-edge water research.

The Experimental Lakes Area is a unique, internationally renowned infrastructure designed for freshwater research and education. We must do whatever it takes to protect it.”

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Mr. Francis Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis, Lib.):

“Mr. Speaker, I have four petitions calling on the government to reverse its puzzling, unwise and lamentable decision to close the Experimental Lakes Area, which does government-directed research on water. I find it very odd that a government that claims to want to have a national water strategy would eliminate a federal water science facility such as this.”