41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION – September 20, 2012

Ms. Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands, GP):

“Mr. Speaker, it is my honour to rise today to present two petitions.

The first is signed by members of my constituency, particularly from Salt Spring Island. They are writing on a matter of national concern, which is the pending closure of the Experimental Lakes Area.

In the House, the Minister of the Environment told us that we are going to move on to other areas that need study. This is perhaps a deep misunderstanding of the unique global importance of 58 lakes that allow the only global opportunity for whole lake experiments. We must not let this precious scientific resource pass away from research capability.

Mr. Speaker, the second petition comes from constituents in the riding of my bench mate, the member for Thunder Bay—Superior North. Residents of Thunder Bay have signed this petition to help British Columbia’s urgent priority to stop the Enbridge pipeline tanker scheme.”