IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petition on funding to the 2009 World Police & Fire Games

39th Parliament, 2nd Session
Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to table today in the House of Commons.

The first is from residents in the Burnaby area of British Columbia. They are calling upon the government to provide funding to the 2009 World Police & Fire Games. They are being held in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, centred in Burnaby of course. The federal government has refused thus far to extend financial support to these games.

The petitioners from Burnaby and other communities call on Parliament to immediately extend generous financial support to the 2009 World Police & Fire Games and that this support, at a minimum, match that extended by the federal government to last Canadian host city of the World Police & Fire Games, the same amount of funding that was provided to Quebec City.