Tories aim to overhaul Fisheries Act

Publication Source: Globe and Mail
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Author: Shawn McCarthy

The Harper government is planning to overhaul the Fisheries Act to reduce federal protection of fish habitats, saying it will focus on “vital” waterways that are home to important species.

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May said the government is clearly putting resource development ahead of environmental protection.

“They are trying to eliminate anything that could possibly impede the unconstrained growth of mines and fossil fuel developments like the oil sands,” Ms. May said.

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