Watershed Watch launches citizens’ campaign calling for action on Cohen Commission recommendations
One year ago, after Canada spent $26 million on a strongly supported Royal Inquiry, Justice Cohen released an unprecedented 1,200-page report with 75 key recommendations to ensure sockeye salmon would continue to swim back to our province’s rivers. To date there has been no official government response to the Cohen report, and sadly no action on implementing the 75 recommendations. At Watershed Watch we’ve followed the Cohen saga closely and are disheartened at the lack of action. Just a quick glance at our Cohen Report Card, and the list of deadlines that have already come and gone, will give you a better idea of what troubles us.
Starting today, we are kicking off a citizens’ campaign to reinvigorate the call for action! Please sign our petition and share it through your many channels. The more signatures, the stronger the message we send to the federal government and the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Gail Shea.
For more information or how to get involved in moving the Cohen recommendations forward, see the activities below or e-mail us.
The Watershed Watch Team
Press Conference – You’re Invited!
On Wednesday October 30th at 10am, Watershed Watch and Simon Fraser University are hosting a press conference to bring attention to the inaction around the Cohen report. We welcome your attendance and encourage your participation at this event. Harbour Centre, Simon Fraser University, 515 West Hastings St., Segal Room, (room number 1400). See the full media advisory for more details.
PDF Version of Petition
For your convenience a PDF version of the petition is also available. Print it and post it at a coffee shop or farmers market! Or share it with your family and friends and add the power of their signature!