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The fisheries, seasonal workers, and seniors; besides being very significant here in Atlantic Canada, what do these things all have in common? They are all under relentless attack by this Conservative Government. In only their first year with a majority, Stephen Harper and his Conservatives have done more to undermine Atlantic Canada that any government I can remember. Deep cuts to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans not only take good paying jobs out of our communities, they rob us… Read more
Harper’s reckless approach is harmful to community, economy and environment FREDERICTON – New Democrat Critic for Fisheries and Oceans, Robert Chisholm and Deputy Critic for Fisheries and Oceans (East), Philip Toone are in New Brunswick today meeting with fisheries groups about the Harper Government’s harmful approach to east coast fisheries and environment. “The Conservative Government is trying to bring in sweeping changes with little to no consultation. These changes are bad for the community, bad for the economy and bad… Read more
It looks like the pressure from the Opposition and many, many Canadians and fishers’ organizations is having an effect. This mail-back card from Conservative MP John Williamson makes it clear that he supports the current Owner Operator and Fleet Separation policies for the East Coast. To be fair, Fisheries and Oceans Minister Keith Ashfield has never clearly stated his intention to eliminate these cornerstone policies. Instead he talks about “modernizing the industry” and won’t commit to defending these policies and… Read more