41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION – October 31, 2012

Mr. Jamie Nicholls (Vaudreuil—Soulanges, NDP):

“Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to present three petitions in the House today.

The first petition asks the government to reverse its decision regarding the Experimental Lakes Area.”

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

“Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions to present today.

I rise to present a petition on behalf of residents from across Ontario, including Windsor, Tecumseh and Peterborough, who are very concerned about the government’s closure of the Experimental Lakes Area in northwestern Ontario.

The petitioners call on the government to reconsider.”

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

“Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition from hundreds of people who call on the government to save the ELA, Canada’s leading freshwater research station.

The petitioners draw attention to the fact that Canada’s Experimental Lakes Area is a unique, world-renowned facility for freshwater research and education.

The petitioners call on the government to immediately recognize the importance of the ELA to the Government of Canada and to reverse the decision and continue to staff and provide financial resources to the ELA at current or higher levels.”

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Mr. Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby—Douglas, NDP):

“Mr. Speaker, I rise to present two petitions signed by citizens from all around the metro Vancouver area.

The petitioners call for the Experimental Lakes Area to be saved. As the science and tech critic for the NDP, I have met a number of delegations that are trying to save this wonderful international research facility.

I would ask the House to look at these petitions and reconsider the matter.”