Mr. Speaker, today, I am presenting a petition on behalf of the people of Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel.
They are asking the government, which gutted the Navigable Waters Protection Act, to put the lakes and rivers that it removed from the list of protected waterways back under federal protection. I am presenting this petition today because, yesterday, I was in my riding at the Musée régional d'Argenteuil, which was unveiling a new permanent exhibit on the lakes and rivers in Argenteuil. These rivers and lakes have all been removed from the list of protected waterways, with the exception of the Ottawa River, of course.
Given how important Argenteuil's lakes and rivers are to my riding, I would like to take this opportunity to encourage anyone who is passing through Saint-André-d'Argenteuil to visit this wonderful new exhibit.