Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise here and present a petition that has a number of points. I will try to summarize them briefly.
In general, this petition calls on the government to act to protect endangered ecosystems, particularly old-growth forests. The petitioners specifically mention Fairy Creek on southern Vancouver Island, but the petition is broader in its scope.
It is looking for the Government of Canada to work with first nations and provinces to protect such endangered old-growth ecosystems right across Canada; to fund the long-term protection of old growth as part of Canada's climate action plan; to support value-added forestry initiatives, creating jobs and particularly working with first nations; to ban the export of raw logs so our logs go to sawmills, creating jobs; and, last, to ban the use of forest products in Canada for wood pellet biofuel production, a false climate solution.