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New Westminster council supports Donnelly fish positions

New Westminster council has thrown its support behind two fisheries initiatives by NDP MP Fin Donnelly (New Westminster-Coquitlam and Port Moody). Council is supporting a bill introduced by Donnelly, the New Democrat’s West Coast fisheries critic, that would prohibit the practice of shark finning. Bill C380 notes the practice has meant a decline in shark species in Canadian waters and around the world, and the importation of shark fins is not supportable in the face of the dramatic decline.

Donnelly also received support from council on his opposition to federal government plans to remove fish habitat protection from the Fisheries Act. “At a time when the government should be strengthening habitat protection, the Conservatives aim to gut one of the strongest environmental laws in the country. These changes will set Canada back decades,” Donnelly wrote to council.

(New Westminster-Coquitlam and Port Moody). Council is supporting a bill introduced by Donnelly, the New Democrat’s West Coast fisheries critic, that would prohibit the practice of shark finning. Bill C380 notes the practice has meant a decline in shark species in Canadian waters and around the world, and the importation of shark fins is not supportable in the face of the dramatic decline.

Donnelly also received support from council on his opposition to federal government plans to remove fish habitat protection from the Fisheries Act. “At a time when the government should be strengthening habitat protection, the Conservatives aim to gut one of the strongest environmental laws in the country. These changes will set Canada back decades,” Donnelly wrote to council.

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