41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION – November 28, 2012

Ms. Joyce Bateman (Winnipeg South Centre, CPC):

“Mr. Speaker, I have the pleasure to present a number of petitions from the constituents of my riding of Winnipeg South Centre. A number of them are related to save ELA, Canada’s leading freshwater research station.

The petitions contain hundreds of signatures.”


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

“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition signed by thousands of Canadians who wish to save the ELA, Canada’s leading freshwater research station.

The ELA provides essential scientific knowledge for the development of national and international policies that ensure the future health of fresh waters and their associated aboriginal, commercial and recreational fisheries. The petitioners call upon the Government of Canada to reverse the decision to close the ELA research station and to continue to staff and provide financial resources to the ELA at the current or higher level of commitment.”