Globe and Mail: Four former ministers protest ‘taking the guts out’ of Fisheries Act
The Globe and Mail article Four former ministers protest ‘taking the guts out’ of Fisheries Act states “In a rare show of solidarity across party lines, four former federal fisheries ministers – two Conservatives and two Liberals – are speaking out against proposed legislative changes they say will lead to irreparable damage to fish habitat.”
The former federal fisheries ministers, Tom Siddon, John Fraser, Herb Dhaliwal and David Anderson will appear before a parliamentary subcommittee on Wednesday to voice the concerns they have about Bill C-38. Mr. Siddon, who was fisheries minister for Conservative former prime minister Brian Mulroney from 1985 to 1990, said “the bill was strengthened in 1986 to broadly protect fish habitat and he is dismayed the government now wants to weaken it.”
For more information see the full article above. Also see the Hill Times article Feds trying to gut Fisheries Act under the radar, say two former federal Conservative fisheries ministers and Watershed Watch’s update summarizing media coverage of this issue: Fish habitat at risk from proposed changes to Fisheries Act.