41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION – October 15, 2012

Ms. Hélène LeBlanc (LaSalle—Émard, NDP):

“Mr. Speaker, I would like to present two petitions signed by many Canadians who want to save the Experimental Lakes Area research station. This research station is essential, since its scientists study the toxic substances in our lakes and help preserve the quality of our water, which is one of our greatest resources.”

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

“Mr. Speaker, I have the pleasure today of presenting two petitions.

The first petition is from the residents of Kenora and Dryden, Ontario, on the topic of the Experimental Lakes Area.

In the 2012 omnibus budget, the government made the decision to close the ELA, one of the world’s leading freshwater research stations, depriving Canadians of the groundbreaking scientific advancements it provided. The petitioners call upon Parliament to reverse that decision.”