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When I received Feed Nova Scotia’s invitation to go a day without eating to help raise awareness of hunger issues I was happy to oblige. It is one thing to be aware that too many of our friends and neighbours do not have enough food, it is another thing altogether to walk a mile in their shoes. In my long political career, I’ve visited countless food banks (in fact I’m visiting one or two next week). I’ve met with leaders… Read more
Ottawa – For the second year in a row, lobster prices in Atlantic Canada are below $5 per pound. Today, fishermen in PEI have tied up their boats and are refusing to fish in protest of the low value. “The Department of Fisheries and Oceans needs to sit down with the Provinces and Harvesters to come up with a plan to address these rock bottom prices,” said NDP Fisheries Critic Robert Chisholm. In 2011 the lobster industry in Atlantic Canada… Read more
April 22, 2013 OTTAWA – In a move designed to reverse the Conservatives’ reckless changes to the Navigable Waters Protection Act, NDP Fisheries and Oceans critic Robert Chisholm (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour) introduced a bill in the House of Commons to restore protection to Nova Scotia’s Heritage Rivers – the Shelburne and the Margaree. “The Conservative government has failed to reinforce environmental protections, choosing instead to gut existing laws,” said Chisholm. “These measures put Canada’s lakes and rivers at risk for unbridled,… Read more