Mr. Speaker, I have a petition signed by people from all over Ontario objecting to a mega quarry in Melancthon Township in Dufferin County in Ontario. There are a number of provisos, which I will not read, but there is one that I will.
It says that the proposed mega quarry would threaten the headwaters of the Nottawasaga, Grand and Saugeen watershed systems and the Mad, Noisy, Pine and Boyne Rivers sub-watesheds, consequently, detrimentally and permanently affecting the aquifers in the area of the proposed mega quarry. All of these rivers, of course, will end up in the Great Lakes.
The petitioners are asking the Government of Canada to conduct an environmental assessment under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.