ASHTON CHALLENGES GOVERNMENT ON EXPERIMENTAL LAKES AREA
June 1st, 2012 - 5:58pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 1st, 2012
OTTAWA - Today in Question Period, Niki Ashton (Churchill) asked the Government to reinstate funding for the Experimental Lakes Area research program.
"There is no other place in the world that does this work," said Ashton. "Will this Government reinstate this vital research program?" demanded Ashton.
Despite the focus on the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) program in the question, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans failed to reference ELA and made repeated references to the Freshwater Institute.
"The Conservative Members of Parliament from Manitoba haven't said anything about saving ELA. The Parliamentary Secretary isn't responding to the questions," said Ashton. "We need this government to stand up for provinces like Manitoba and reinstate this vital environmental research program.”