Does your Canada include fish ? as On...

Does your Canada include fish ? as Ontario budget: All eyes on cash-strapped province

There are 1 comment on the Medincine Hat News story from Mar 26, 2012, titled Does your Canada include fish ? as Ontario budget: All eyes on cash-strapped province. In it, Medincine Hat News reports that:

Even if you have never ba= ited a hook, your roots reach back to people who fished.

In 24 hours, the Harper government presents its budget= . If the rumours and speculation turn out to be true, this budget will co= ntain an enormous mistake.

Two weeks ago, we heard that the new budget would include serious cuts to the Fisheries Act.

The = cuts are said to dramatically weaken protections for fish and fish habitat = across the country, presumably to facilitate industrial development.

= This affects you.

If your Canada includes fish, please forward this message to a f= riend or share it using the Twitter and Facebook buttons at the bottom of t= he post on our website.

This is not an “environmental” or a “legal” or a= “policy” thing.

True, scientists, environmentalists, and lawye= rs were the first to jump on the problem and to speak out.

But we won’= ;t be the ones most hurt by the changes.

You will ...

so called : deficit-slaying plan : Credit agencies and the wider business community will be watching closely

as Ontario's minority Liberals table a budget Tuesday that will have ripple effects across Canada

as the maybe cash-strapped province attempts to slay a $16-billion deficit ...

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Medincine Hat News.

Chaos is coming

Toronto, Canada

#1 Mar 29, 2012
The Harper government wants streamline fish prot= ection legislation to promote industrial
development and economic investmen= t and,

theoretically, make things better for everyone.

They think they can = do that by slipping Fisheries Act amendments into the next budget.

Ca= nada wants to step aside, to let provinces take control over regulating and= protecting fisheries. They also want to do it quickly.

The Harper go= vernment’s new approach replaces one single, established national sta= ndard with a patchwork of unknown provincial rules and policies.

For a few = years, it’ll be the wild wild west of environmental law; new preceden= ts will have to be set in every province to define what is acceptable.

No d= evelopment project will enjoy the certainty that government treasures.

<= p>The rushed approach will lead to chaos ...

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