Saturday, October 21, 2017
(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...
Lobster fishers in Area 24 have indicated in no uncertain terms they’re against a carapace size increase.The vote was held at the request of industry members. The LFA 24 Advisory Committee held a series of meetings across the zone,...
A Total Allowable Catch (TAC) of 1,297 tonnes has been established for Atlantic halibut in 4RST for a one year period, which runs until May 14, 2018.A notice from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to harvesters notes 50...
Federal and provincial government officials are investigating a fish kill in Hyde Creek in Cornwall on October 10.The discovery was reported to the Cornwall and Area Watershed Group. Staff from the departments of Justice and Public Safety, and Communities,...
The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association is lending its support to an effort to save five small schools in the province.“A large majority of our captains and crew members live in rural Prince Edward Island,” explains a statement from the group,...
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...
FREDERICTON, NB – Treasury Board President Roger Melanson, who is also the minister responsible for Trade Policy, is heralding the new free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union (EU) as a deal that could bring positive economic...
HALIFAX, NS — Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell has appointed the first members of the new independent Nova Scotia Aquaculture Review Board.Jean McKenna of the Halifax Regional Municipality was appointed as chair of the review board. McKenna is...
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...
Rustico-Emerald MLA Brad Trivers says if he’s successful in winning the Progressive Conservative leadership, the appointment of a dedicated deputy minister of fisheries will be part of his platform for the 2019 election.Agriculture and fisheries have been united under...

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