Changes to Fisheries Act would be ‘death blow,’ Greens warn

Publication Source: Vancouver Sun
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Author: Peter O’Neil

Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield indicated Wednesday that changes are coming to the federal Fisheries Act.

NDP and Liberal MPs blasted the plan, accusing the Conservatives of trying to “gut” what Green party leader Elizabeth May calls the “cornerstone” of federal environment policy.

May […] wrote on her Twitter account to her roughly 37,000 followers: “Minister Ashfield just virtually confirmed plans to gut Fisheries Act by removing habitat protection in QP. VERY alarming.”

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