Friday, January 17, 2014

Harper salutes coastal British Columbia ...

With a sneer and a raised middle finger.

The Harper government spent $26 million of your tax dollars investigating the reasons for the collapse of the 2009 Fraser River sockeye run. The Cohen Commission Final Report (PDF) was delivered to the Governor in Council on 31 October 2012 after 18 months of hearings and investigation. During that 18 months, scientists conducting studies into the collapse of Pacific salmon stocks made it clear that the Prime Minister's Office had interfered with and effectively gagged those scientists making any kind of public statement as to their findings and their published research. In short, the PMO was not going to let any government scientist say anything which could even be slightly construed as bad about ... fish farms on the BC coast.

The Cohen Report contained 75 sweeping recommendations to Government with deadlines and benchmarks if the Fraser River sockeye stock was to be given any chance of continued survival. And that's just about where things ended. Almost all of the recommendations have been ignored with deadlines having expired on many and other actions simply put on "hold".

Now, this. (bold mine)
The Harper government has quietly opened the door to a major expansion of B.C.’s controversial fish farm sector despite warnings by the 2012 Cohen Commission about the effects of net-based farms on wild salmon.
The decision, revealed to fish farmers by Fisheries Minister Gail Shea in October, was laid out in letters to several B.C. First Nations last week.
An official in Shea’s department said Wednesday that Ottawa has already received 11 applications for expansions or new farms.
Take clear note of how that was done. Shea told the fish farming industry back in October, 2013, that expansion of Atlantic salmon open-pen feedlots in Pacific coast waters would be approved. She informed the affected BC First Nations last week.

So much for the "duty to consult" and so much for the coast of British Columbia.

As for the Cohen Commission Report and the outstanding items. Well, the Honourable Bruce Cohen has never been invited to sit down with anyone from government to discuss his report.  The outstanding deadlines, (almost all have which have expired), will never be met. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans will continue to be in a blatant conflict of interest with a mandate to regulate and preserve wild fish stocks while at the same time promoting domestic open-pen feedlots, virtually all of which are owned by European companies.

Harper just showed British Columbians what he thinks of them. And all Canadians actually. It's your $26 million he wasted on an inquiry, the recommendations of which he had no intention of reading.


Danneau said...

Fish farms are mechanisms of control, in this case control of the food supply by corporate interests following the destruction of the wild natural resource. Rewriting water acts is a like move. GMO and plant patents fall into this category. My friend (not) Henry Kissinger is said to have remarked: "Control oil and you control nations. Control water and you control people." Or words to that effect. In Harper's case, it looks increasingly like end games for end times.

gingersnap said...

Canadians are living in, very evil times.

Harper is a Nazi dictator, from way back. Harper was Policy Chief for his, Northern Foundation of 1989. He had even hired Wolfgang Droege and his Heritage Front as, security for Preston Manning.

Ex BC Liberal Premier Gordon Campbell is Harper's favorite henchman. He too was a dictator. Campbell thieved and sold everything out of BC, he got his dirty hands on. Campbell twice lied and cheated to win his elections, just as his good buddy Harper did.

Clueless Christy Clark is too much of a ditz to run BC. Therefore we can see, Harper is running BC. The BC governing is exactly like Harper's. Both of them prorogued Parliament and Christy prorogued Legislature at the same time. Both of them lied regarding, their economic and job action plans. The economic and jobs are all being given to the Chinese and other foreigners.

Why has Harper taken 150 of his henchmen with him to Israel?

Be very diligent of, the meeting of the 3 Amigo's.

The globe will be set up as Unions. There is the European Union. There will be the, North American Union (NAU)

After all of the Unions? There will come the New World Order. NWO
We will be the Mexcanaricans. Our currency will be, the Amero dollar.

Obama and Harper announce the NAU border deal
July 20/2013

We have been hearing of this coming, for many a year.

Harper officially endorses the NAU
Oct 3/2008

Alison said...

Canadian taxpayers bail out Norwegian fish farms for diseased fish

"The only thing keeping a number of Norwegian salmon farms afloat in Canada is the hundreds of millions of dollars they net from taxpayers when their fish die of disease."

The Mound of Sound said...

Harper's war on the coast is never-ending. It's bloody well time we fought back. There's a dark and wilful malevolence to that jerk.