IN THE HOUSE ~Presenting petitions ~ push for a judicial inquiry on the Fraser River sockeye salmon
November 25th, 2009 - 4:00am
40th Parliament, 2nd Session
Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):
Mr. Speaker, I am proud to present a petition signed by several hundred residents of the B.C. coast, the Lower Mainland, Victoria, Qualicum Beach and Port Alberni right up to Quadra Island and the Sunshine Coast. They join their voices to the thousands upon thousands of British Columbians who have joined the NDP's push for a judicial inquiry on the Fraser River sockeye.
Mr. Speaker, as you well know, we now have a judicial inquiry, but these petitioners are saying that we need immediate action on the salmon fishery as well.
On behalf of these many residents of British Columbia, I am happy to join my voice to those of many of my colleagues in presenting these hundreds of names on behalf of thousands of residents of British Columbia.