“Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions from roughly 75 people who have written asking the government to recognize the importance of the ELA to the Government of Canada’s mandate to study, preserve and protect aquatic ecosystems; to reverse the decision to close the ELA research station; and to continue to study and provide financial resources to the ELA at the current or higher level of commitment.”
“Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions that I am tabling. As was the case earlier with the member across the way, the petitioners call upon the government to save the Experimental Lakes Area. They say that it is important to recognize the historic and international reputation for the area and that it is critical to the future of aquatic ecosystems.
The petitioners ask the government to continue to staff and provide financial resources to the Experimental Lakes Area at the current or higher level of commitment.”