Thursday, February 22, 2018
Former broadcaster Jim Munson is the new vice-chair of the Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans. The job became vacant with the retirement of P.E.I. senator Libbe Hubley in September. Munson reported on current affairs for more than 30 years,...
Green Party Leader Peter Bevan-Baker wants to know what the P.E.I. government is doing to protect the herring stocks in island waters. “Just over a decade ago in 2004, fishers in the Souris area fought hard to protect the herring...
The Federal Court of Canada has dismissed an application for a judicial review by Labrador fisher Kirby Elson, who was seeking to challenge the federal fisheries minister’s authority to strip him of a snow crab licence after he refused...
Most lobster fishers in New Brunswick are pleased with the scheduled staggered increase in lobster carapace size. The federal government imposed three scheduled increases: one millimetre in 2016, and two millimetres in each of 2017 and 2018, bringing the...
Charlottetown, P.E.I. — After two cancelled sessions due to the weather and the need to elect a new chair, the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries is getting down to business again. Tignish-Palmer Road MLA Hal Perry has been chosen...
While there was no money allocated in the P.E.I. capital budget for the fishery, that didn't prevent the opposition from posing plenty of questions about the industry to Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Alan McIsaac. Rustico-Emerald MLA Brad Trivers says the...
(Editor’s Note: This column was written in advance of Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s announced amendments to the tax changes, and may not reflect the most recent information.) The Trudeau government’s proposed changes to how incorporated small businesses are taxed has...
Souris-Elmira MLA Colin LaVie was a little surprised to find there was no money in this year's capital budget for building lobster cold storage facilities. The veteran MLA, a fisher before he entered politics, says it was his understanding a...
The decision by Robert Mitchell, P.E.I.’s minister of Communities, Land and Environment, to allow genetically modified salmon to be grown in Prince Edward Island was the result of a faulty environmental assessment process. So, says the Coalition for the...
The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association joined other industry groups in working out of a recent Halifax meeting with Transport Canada. The 15 industry groups were calling on the federal department to help develop a comprehensive and timely implementation plan to assist...
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