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    Widespread Oppostion to Gutting of Fisheries Act Through Bill C-38: Sun Special Report

    Read this investigative report – the second part of a four part series from the Vancouver Sun examining the Harper Government’s clash with conservationists over its omnibus budget bill and the Enbridge pipeline. Thi...


    Oppostion House Leader Nathan Cullen has come out swinging against Harper's Bill C-38 (photo: Chris Roussakis/QMI Agency)

    Opposition Parties Turn Up Heat on Harper’s Omnibus Bill

    Federal opposition parties, along with Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, are ratcheting up their campaign against Stephen Harper’s Bill C-38 omnibus budget bill. Party representatives say they’ll use any tools at th...



    Former Ministers Fraser, Anderson Should be Listened to on Gutting Fisheries Act…Siddon, Not So Much

    This short blog is a result of a call from John Fraser. This from the CBC, a news story across the land this week: Four former federal fisheries ministers are questioning the government’s motives behind the inclusion of...


    Four Former Federal Fisheries Ministers Line Up Against Harper’s Plan to Gut Fisheries Act

    Read this story from Mark Hume in the Globe and Mail on the opposition from former Liberal and Conservative fisheries ministers to Stephen Harper’s plan gut habitat protections from the Fisheries Act in his omnibus budge...



    Dr. Peter Ross has published world-renowned scinece on pollution and marine mammal health during his 13 years at DFO

    Silent Summer: Leading Fisheries Researcher on Harper Govt. Killing Ocean Pollution Monitoring

    by Dr. Peter Ross Since being hired 13 years ago as a Research Scientist at Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), I have been fortunate to conduct research on such magnificent creatures as killer whales, beluga whales, harbour sea...


    BC Orca, Toxins Expert Loses Job in Harper Cuts to Pollution Monitoring

    Read this story from the Victoria Times-Colonist on the Harper Government’s slashing of jobs at Environment Canada – including the nation’s whole contaminants program, which means one of the world’s lead...



    BCIT Rivers Institue Chair Emeritus Mark Angelo

    Prominent BCIT Conservationists Team Up to Save “Heart of the Fraser”

    World Rivers Day founder and Chair Emeritus of BCIT’s Rivers Institute Mark Angelo and prominent fish biologist and BCIT professor Dr. Marvin Rosenau have launched a dynamic new initiative to conserve the enormous ecologi...


    Some Journalists Still Buying the Line that Technology Will Save Us from Oil Spills

    Craig McInnes of the Vancouver Sun today has an article essentially supporting the Enbridge Pipeline and the tanker traffic down our coast. His position is that with all the science available these things can be done safely. Cr...



    Otto Langer Responds to Fisheries Minister’s Defence of Plan to Gut Fisheries Act

    About two weeks ago I was leaked a secret Harper Government document and released it to the public (March 12, 2012). I commented on the significance of that government’s attempted move to eliminate the habitat protection ...


    Read Letter from 625 Canadian Scientists Urging Harper Not to Gut Fisheries Act

    This past week 625 Canadian scientists onto signed a letter calling for the Harper Government to cease its plans to remove habitat protections from the Fisheries Act. The changes were first made public by Common Sense Canadian ...