Written By Guest Writer Edibles / Sustainability Jun 8, 2012 This Oceans Day speak up for the Fisheries Act SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestThe federal government is rushing through sweeping changes to Canada’s environmental laws. Significant changes to the Fisheries Act are tucked away in the massive Budget Bill (Bill C-38). These amendments will strip long-standing protections from water resources and fish habitat, leaving waterways vulnerable to pollution and putting fish populations at risk. Take action.Four former federal Fisheries Ministers are joining together across party lines to oppose the changes to the Fisheries Act.Sierra Club BC is speaking out for nature and democracy. The Fisheries Act is just one example of sweeping changes to our environmental laws that threaten our air, water, wildlife and communities. Also included in the budget bill are changes that appear to be designed to streamline approval of controversial projects such as the proposed expansion of oil supertankers and pipelines on our coast.Today, June 8, is World Oceans Day. Please call federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Keith Ashfield and voice your concerns. His phone number is 613-992-1067, or phone his constituency office at 506- 452-4110. You can also call this toll-free number: 1-866-599-4999 (ask for Minister Ashfield’s office).And to make sure that your concerns go on the record, please put them in writing. Send a personal letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and copy it to your own MP. Or use our online action centre to write to Fisheries and Oceans Minister Keith Ashfield and Prime Minister Stephen Harper and ask them to stop the proposed changes to the Fisheries Act. Get more information here.Please help us protect our oceans, rivers and lakes.Sincerely, George Heyman Executive Director Sierra Club BCfishgovernmentseafoodSustainability SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Recipes July 3, 2023 May|June Cover Recipe : Polenta Cake with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote and Lemon Mascarpone Cream A creative take on traditional strawberry ... Read More Recipes March 6, 2023 March April Cover Recipe : Lemony Leek Cod Cakes The unpretentious and delicious fish cake gets an upgrade with chunks of fresh cod, tangy lemon zest, and creamy, sautéed ... Read More Food News November 2, 2022 Rancho Vignola – Vancouver Island Harvest Sale – November 25 & 26, 2022 For the ninth year in a row Rancho Vignola is setting up its Vancouver Island Harvest Sale here at the Mary Winspear Center in Sidney. Many of ... Read More Main course / Recipes / Salad November 1, 2022 Vietnamese Lemongrass Grilled Steak Salad All the flavours of southeast Asia are contained in this colourful, crunchy, and protein-rich ... Read More Breads/Pastries / Dessert / Recipes November 1, 2022 Sweet Endings — A Memory of Lemon Pudding Sweet Endings September ... Read More Breads/Pastries / Dessert / Recipes November 1, 2022 Sweet Endings — Chocolate Custard Cake Sweet Endings September ... Read More Comments are closed.