41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION – October 19, 2012

Ms. Rosane Doré Lefebvre (Alfred-Pellan, NDP):

“Mr. Speaker, I am proud today to present a petition that calls on the Government of Canada to save Canada’s Experimental Lakes Area and to recognize the importance of the ELA to the Government of Canada’s mandate to study, preserve and protect the aquatic system, reverse the decision to close the ELA research station and continue to staff and provide financial resources to the ELA at the current or a higher level of commitment.”

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

“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce a petition from the ridings of Kenora and Thunder Bay—Superior North, including the towns of Thunder Bay and Dryden, on the topic of the Experimental Lakes Area. The government decided to close the ELA, one of the world’s leading freshwater research stations, depriving Canadians of groundbreaking scientific advancements that it provides. The petitioners are calling on Parliament to reverse the decision to close the ELA, as well as to continue to provide staff and financial support for this important Canadian institution.”