Budget bill makes complex changes to fisheries protection

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Author: Heather Scoffield

The federal government’s new budget bill sets out a controversial two-step approach to how industry should deal with fish and their habitat — with the second step much more far-reaching than the first.

“This is the real new replacement,” said Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, who has spent hours dissecting the measures.

For wildlife and the country’s ecosystems, “it’s devastating and sweeping,” she said.

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