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 Food News October 1, 2019 Rancho Vignola – Vancouver Island Harvest Sale Rancho Vignola – New Crop Nuts & Dried Fruit is hosting its annual Vancouver Island Harvest Sale on November 29th and 30th at ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Dessert / Recipes / Sponsored February 26, 2018 DIY Blueberry & Lemon Curd Shortcakes in a Jar Are you in need of some inspiration? Foods in a jar just seem to taste better, after all we do eat with our eyes first. A Do-It-Yourself Blueberry ... Read More Get Fresh January 18, 2018 Delicious Citrus “Citrus’s naughty by nature proclivities ensure an ever-expanding family tree.” It’s funny isn’t it, that flavours as zippy and ... Read More Comments are closed.