(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...
There has been another revamping of the membership of the senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans. Liberal Jim Munson had been named vice chair of the committee in October to replace the vacant spot left after the retirement of P.E.I....
Prince Edward Island remains committed to enhancing the province's wild oyster fishery, says Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Alan McIsaac. The veteran minister was questioned on the issue in the legislature by Tignish-Palmer Road MLA Hal Perry, who chairs the Standing...
A coalition of environmental groups that challenged AquaBounty in federal court is happy federal approval is needed before the company can grow genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon at its new facility in Rollo Bay. The company was granted federal and...
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...
The Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans has recommended the fleet separation and owner-operator policy be entrenched in a new Fisheries Act. The recommendation was included in a committee report. Committee Chair Scott Simms says several presenters made the...
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,...
The Commons Standing Committee on Finance is recommending the federal government develop an aquaculture act. The recommendation comes in report tabled in the Commons dealing with consultations on the 2018 budget, expected to be delivered next spring. Committee Chair Wayne...
Last month in this space, I wrote abundant lobster catches over the past several years are likely a bubble, and suggested supply sustainability could turn out to be a much greater challenge for the future of Atlantic Canada’s lobster...
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,...
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