Environmental Law Alert Blog: Tell the Prime Minister – Fish need legal protection

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Among the most controversial elements of Bill C-38, passed a year ago (June 18th, 2012) was the decision to “take the guts out” of the Fisheries Act by abandoning long-standing legal protections for fish habitat –the ecosystems that sustain our iconic salmon and other species – and replacing them with weaker ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Canada’s Fisheries Act after Bill C-38

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Postmedia reporter, Mike DeSouza, has recently released several slides from Fisheries and Oceans Canada staff explaining how the current Canadian Fisheries Act is intended to protect fish habitat, including a slide clearly setting out the current legal protection for fish habit.  Bill C-38, if fully implemented, would remove this legal protection ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Limiting fish protection to “serious harm” is a serious problem

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 The federal government’s Budget Implementation Bill, Bill C-38, recently introduced in Parliament, is self-servingly called the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act 2012, which is ironic because most Canadians recognize that you can’t have long-term prosperity by destroying wild stocks of fish. If you agree, you’re going to be upset by ...