IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions on the SPP
February 8th, 2008 - 5:22pm
39th Parliament, 2nd Session
Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am happy to present today two groups of petitions signed by hundreds of residents of British Columbia, the Kootenay region and the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.
The petitioners are very concerned about the government and the former Liberal government's agenda on the so-called security and prosperity partnership.
The petitioners are calling upon the Government of Canada to halt any further negotiations on the SPP. They are asking for a complete, transparent and accountable public debate on the SPP process, including meaningful public consultations with civil society and a full legislative review, including the work recommendation reports of all SPP working groups and a full debate and a vote in Parliament.