Globe and Mail article: Cohen called on to release information on salmon virus
The Globe and Mail article Cohen called on to release information on salmon virus includes information on an infectious virus that may be affecting salmon in BC. Gregory McDade, legal representative for Alexandra Morton, requested that Ms. Morton be released from the undertaking of confidentiality in order for her to be able to report her findings to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Note: It has come to our attention that a previous posting (and an accompanying Globe and Mail article) both contained inaccuracies regarding an application brought by Alex Morton at the Cohen Commission seeking permission to report ISA symptoms to the CFIA. Contrary to what was previously posted and written in the article, Ms. Morton did obtain limited permission from Commission Counsel to make a report to the CFIA. Due to ongoing uncertainty around confidentially and the undertaking WWSS signed in order to participate in the Cohen Commission, WWSS will not make further postings on this particular matter, at least until a forthcoming application
on the scope of the undertaking is heard by Commissioner Cohen.