Presenting Petitions: Action for Attawapiskat

Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe, NDP): Mr. Speaker, today I am presenting two petitions. The first is from the students, parents and community of John Paul Secondary School in London.

    These community members ask Canada to draw attention to the situation in Attawapiskat. They ask the House to demand that the Government of Canada immediately act on the housing crisis there.

    The petitioners also call on the Government of Canada to provide the first nations community of Attawapiskat with the financial supports to address short and long-term housing needs and pursue a functional working relationship with the first nation and to use measures and means other than third party management to achieve a better quality of life for residents of Attawapiskat.

    They also ask the government to honour its commitment to provide the students of Attawapiskat with a new school.


A delegation of 14 students and a staff member from John Paul II Secondary School in London Ontario were able to join MP Irene Mathyssen in parliament today and be present in the public gallery when she tabled their petition to the House of Commons.