Elizabeth May footing bill to limit shark products

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Elizabeth May’s first bill could spell the end of shark fin on restaurant bills.

The MP for Saanich-Gulf Island tabled C-417, hoping to amend the Fish Inspection Act and Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act in the hopes of curtailing the unregulated importing of shark fin to Canada.

“My efforts to get a shark fin ban actually started because of my constituents. A group of local divers formed a group to press for protection for sharks,” May said. “The consumption is driving the practice is driving multiple species of sharks to the brink of extinction. It is important to me to come back [to the Peninsula] because this is where I started.”

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