Demand that Ontario save the Experimental Lakes Area

For 45 years, scientists at the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) near Kenora have conducted internationally renowned freshwater research. Yet the federal government is poised to discard this important work by closing this truly world-class facility at the end of the month.

The cost of running this facility is only $2 million per year. The ELA has already made valuable contributions - research performed there was instrumental in saving our lakes from acid rain and algal blooms.

Please send the Minister of Finance a message to demand that we take over this critical research. Use our easy form below or email your own message directly to

You can submit this letter as-is or change it to reflect your own priorities. Your comment will be forwarded with your name and postal code to Hon. Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance.