Earlier this year, I asked the Prime Minster to protect our wild Pacific salmon and coastal communities. See the exchange here:
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Protecting our wild Pacific salmon has been a top priority for me and the NDP. I have risen in the House of Commons countless times to ask the Liberal government to do more to protect our wild Pacific salmon by increasing habitat protection, providing funding for infrastructure adaption projects, and moving open-net fish farms from wild salmon migration routes to land-based closed-containment ones.
I know that our local wild salmon depend on the health of the Cowichan River. That is why I have been asking for the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans to commit to provide federal funding to raise the Lake Cowichan Weir.
I have also been calling on the Liberal Government to restore the protections the previous Conservative government gutted during their decade of mismanagement.
Last summer, I welcomed NDP MP Fin Donnelly to a town hall to discuss moving open-net fish farms from wild salmon migration routes to land-based closed-containment ones.
The health of our wild Pacific salmon and the health of our environment are extremely important to me. In the face of climate change it is now more important than ever that we do everything we can to protect our salmon for future generations.
Please be assured that I will continue to stand up for our wild Pacific salmon.
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