The Pacific Marine Conservation Caucus has sent a letter to the Honourable Hunter Tootoo (Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard) and the Honourable Marc Garneau (Minister of Transportation) asking for strengthened environmental legislation.
This would occur through a two-step process:
1) Table as law the previous pre‐C‐38 and pre‐C‐45 NWPA and habitat provisions of
the Fisheries Act, followed by re‐enactment and removal of regulations as needed.
2) Engage in a robust, multi‐stakeholder consultation for long‐term strengthening of the Fisheries Act and NWPA.