Your NDP Official Opposition Fisheries Critic Team
From Left to Right:
Phil Toone, MP Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Deputy Fisheries Critic (East Coast)
Robert Chisholm, MP Dartmouth – Cole Harbour, Fisheries Critic
Fin Donnelly, MP New Westminster-Coquitlam & Port Moody, Deputy Fisheries Critic (West Coast)
November 1, 2012- Questioning the Government on the Cohen Commission Report Watch
October 31, 2012 – Questioning the Government on the Cohen Commission Report Watch
October 19, 2012 – Questioning the Government on the Changes to the Navigable Waters Protection Act Watch
September 17, 2012 – Questioning the Minister on Owner Operator / Fleet Separation Watch
June 12, 2012 – Questioning the Minister on C38 & Changes to the Fisheries Act Watch
June 11, 2012 – Questioning the Minister on Owner Operator / Fleet Separation Watch
June 7, 2012 – Questioning the Minister on C38 & Changes to the Fisheries Act Watch
June 6, 2012 – Adjounment Proceeding: Questioning the Minister on Owner Operator / Fleet Separation Policy Watch
May 30, 2012 – Questioning the Minister on Attacks On Atlantic Canada & Changes to the Fisheries Act Watch
May 29, 2012 – Questioning the Minister on the Closure of the Experimental Lakes Area Watch
May 1, 2012 – Questioning the Minister on C-38 and Changes to the Fisheries Act Watch
March 6, 2012 – Standing up for Atlantic Owner Operator / Fleet Separation Policy Watch
November 1, 2012 – Cohen Commission Report Confirms Need to Protect Fish Habitat & Fund Science
OTTAWA – The Cohen Commission Report identified 75 recommendations to improve the future sustainability of the Fraser River sockeye salmon fisheries. These recommendations, however, are not only applicable to sockeye salmon on the West Coast but have national implications for how the Government and DFO manage all our fishery resources.
October 31, 2012 – Conservatives must act on Cohen Commission Report Recommendation
OTTAWA – Following today’s release of the Cohen Commission report on the decline of the Fraser River sockeye salmon, the NDP is calling on the Conservative government to immediately implement the Commission’s recommendations.
September 28, 2012- After fleet separation victory, NDP continue to fight for EI
ST. JOHN’S – Ryan Cleary, NDP MP for St. John’s South-Mount Pearl and chair of the Official Opposition Atlantic Caucus, says despite his party’s victory in defending Atlantic Canada’s traditional inshore fishery, there is still a lot of work ahead to protect employment insurance for seasonal workers.
September 21, 2012- NDP welcomes commitment to protect owner operator / fleet separation
OTTAWA–New Democrats welcome the government’s decision to preserve the current owner operator policies for the East Coast. After months of sidestepping questions by the Official Opposition NDP about whether Conservatives support this policy, Minister of Fisheries & Oceans Keith Ashfield confirmed today that fleet separation and owner operator rules for Atlantic Canada will remain intact.
August 17, 2012- BC’s Sockeye Salmon fisheries suffering: numbers down
OTTAWA- Conservative inaction and neglect of BC’s salmon fishery is putting recovery and the commercial fishery at risk, say NDP Fisheries and Oceans Critic Robert Chisholm (Dartmouth-Cole Harbour), and deputy West Coast Fisheries Critic Fin Donnelly (New Westminster-Coquitlam and Port Moody).
July 13, 2012- Conservatives Continue to Gut Fisheries & Oceans
DARTMOUTH– The latest round of job cuts handed to DFO’s Nova Scotia Habitat Management Branch puts the sustainability of the Atlantic Fisheries at risk. The cuts are a direct result of changes to the Fisheries Act introduced in the Conservative’s Trojan horse budget bill and the removal of the protection of fish habitat.
June 27, 2012- Conservative Changes to Fisheries & Oceans Will Hurt New Brunswick: NDP
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.
June 6, 2012- Harper Must Listen to Premiers on EI says NDP
OTTAWA – As Atlantic Canada’s premiers meet today in PEI, the New Democrats are calling on the Conservative Government to listen to the provinces’ concerns about sweeping changes to EI proposed in the Trojan Horse budget bill.
June 5, 2012- Conservatives Must Reverse Decisions on Experimental Lakes
OTTAWA – The NDP is urging the Conservative government to reverse its decision to abolish the Experimental Lakes Program at the Freshwater Institute, a vital program for the maintenance of our freshwater ecosystems and healthy fisheries.
May 17, 2012- Trojan Horse Bill Threatens Canada’s Fisheries
HALIFAX – The latest round of job cuts handed to front-line workers in the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) severely threaten the sustainability of Canada’s fisheries. The cuts are a direct result of the gutting of environmental protection in the Trojan horse budget bill says the NDP.
April 29, 2012 – Gutting of the fisheries act shows content for coastal communities
OTTAWA –The Conservative government push for major changes to the Fisheries Act by burying it in its Budget Implementation Act.
April 24, 2012 – New Democrats defend fisheries habitat protection
OTTAWA –New Democrats are calling out the Conservative government for proposing changes to the Fisheries Act that could seriously weaken environmental oversights in the context of major development projects, such as those involving oil and gas.