Conservation groups demand withdrawal of Bill C-45

Proposed legislation is flawed, short of expectations February 13, 2007 VANCOUVER – Conservation groups across Canada are calling on the Conservative government to withdraw a proposed new Fisheries Act for Canada, Bill C-45, from further discussion in Parliament. The groups say that the proposed Bill is flawed and fails to adequately mandate protection for Canada’s marine and freshwater environments or…

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Canadian ENGO Position on Bill C-45: A Proposal to Amend Canada’s Fisheries Act

Canadian Environmental Organizations Call for the Withdrawal of Bill C-45Media Backgrounder – February 13, 2007Background:Canada’s Fisheries Act was written in 1868 as the first piece of legislation after the BNA Act, giving Canada its sovereignty. The Act has many weaknesses and is in dire need of updating. Despite its shortcomings, however, it has been one of the few pieces of…

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BC government’s misuse of science condemned

NANAIMO, 21 APRIL 2002: The BC government’s misuse of science was condemned today in an open letter to Minister of Water, Land, and Air Protection Joyce Murray. The letter was signed by well over 100 organizations, scientists, and concerned individuals, including representatives from labour, environmental, First Nations, and social justice groups. “The government is manipulating science, even silencing scientists, to…

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