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17 Ways the Government Is Helping Kill Wild Salmon

Jeff Matthews | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Jeff Matthews

In British Columbia, salmon are sacred. For centuries, they have nourished First Nations and settlers alike, and continue to sustain virtually all of the wildlife we cherish in B.C.: orcas, eagles, bears, seals and sea lions, wolves and even our forests. Wild salmon make life possible on the West Coast. So why are our federal and provincial governments trying to kill them? I do not speak of simple neglect. I mean actively working towards the destruction of wild salmon.

It's Time for Canada to Support a Fair Seal Industry Buyout

Rebecca Aldworth | Posted 04.16.2015 | Canada Business
Rebecca Aldworth

It is fast becoming apparent that the Newfoundland government "investment" in the commercial seal slaughter is simply a make-work project. Encouraging fishermen to make economic decisions based on markets that will never materialize serves only the executives of the seal processors. More than 35 nations have already prohibited their trade in the primary products of Canada's commercial seal slaughter and there is no future in commercial sealing. It is time the Canadian and provincial governments put their support behind a fair sealing industry buyout.

Why is the Harper Administration Throwing Away Entire Libraries?

DeSmog Canada | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada
DeSmog Canada

With news of several governmental libraries being closed, and their contents being destroyed without first being digitized for archiving, many Canadians, especially in the scientific community, are wondering what these ominous acts could say about the Harper administration. The word 'Orwellian' comes to mind.

Stranded B.C. Porpoise Defies The Odds

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Against all odds, a porpoise that was stranded on a rock near Saanich Inlet is recovering at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre. A ...

The Results Are In: Wild Salmon Need Action Now

Gwen Barlee | Posted 01.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Gwen Barlee

The Cohen report is a gift; a well-researched and valuable tool by which to recover wild salmon, not only the Fraser River sockeye runs, but salmon populations across B.C. But its recommendations must be implemented, funded and enforced. The ball is now in the court of the federal government.

Canada's Enviro Policy is Sleeping With the Fishes

Gerald McEachern | Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada Politics
Gerald McEachern

The government is actively gutting both the Fisheries Act and environmental protection legislation. One has to wonder what is happening to our democratic governments. Are they working for us, or for the anti-environmental corporations? The question is rhetorical, of course. We already know the answer.

Cutting Deep At Fisheries And Oceans

CBC | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada

Employees of the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans were told Wednesday their employer will soon be significantly smaller, and res...