Ottawa sinks pollution checks

Publication Source: Victoria Times Colonist
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Author: Cindy E. Harnett

Nine marine scientists and staff in North Saanich will lose their jobs as the federal government cuts almost all employees who monitor ocean pollution across Canada.

Green Party leader Elizabeth May, representing Saanich-Gulf Islands, said it’s shocking to lose all the toxin-related research going on at the Institute for Ocean Sciences now, especially when the Conservative government is “blindly and recklessly enthusiastic about putting oil tankers on B.C.’s coastline.”

“I will do everything I can to stop this government’s budget bill” – the Budget Implementation Act, C-38, May said.

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