Fredericton – Early Friday morning, June 8th, 2012, World Oceans Day, ForestEthics Advocacy plastered fish decorated with impassioned pleas to protect Canada’s coasts across the Fredericton office of Keith Ashfield, Fisheries and Oceans Minister. A similar action was done at Ashfield’s Parliamentary Secretary’s office in B.C.
“In response to Harper’s brazen attempts to gut our Fisheries Act, we’re demanding stronger, not weaker protection for our fish, watersheds and coasts,” states ForestEthics Advocacy.
The Harper Government proposed sweeping changes to environmental laws in its 450-page Budget Bill. These changes will weaken the protection of oceans, watersheds and fisheries. According to ForestEthics Advocacy, “It is making these changes to facilitate projects like Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipelines that would cross nearly 800 rivers and streams.” ForestEthics Advocacy is asking people to call the Fisheries and Oceans Minister to say that you oppose the changes and that you support the Fisheries Act being removed from the Budget Bill in order to give it the scrutiny it deserves.