41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION – November 6, 2012

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

“Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions today. The first petition I present concerns the ELA.

Residents of Vancouver, Burnaby and New Westminster, B.C., are unhappy with the government’s decision to close the Experimental Lakes Area in northwestern Ontario. These petitioners note that closing that world-renowned facility will jeopardize unique research and our understanding of human impact on lakes, rivers and fish.”


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

“Mr. Speaker, Canada’s Experimental Lakes Area is known throughout the world as a facility that protects and researches important information in regard to preserving our aquatic system. The petition calls upon the government to reverse its decision to close the ELA research station.”