Senate Moves to Include Whale Captivity & Shark Fin Ban in Government Fisheries Bill

The Canadian government is taking firm steps to ensure that whale captivity and the shark fin trade are banned before the next election.

Senator Peter Harder, government representative in the Senate, introduced amendments at the Senate Fisheries Committee this week to Bill C-68, government fisheries legislation. The amendments incorporate a whale and dolphin captivity ban, which is also proposed in Bill S-203, and a ban on the trade of shark fins, which is also proposed in Bill S-238. Both of these private members bills have received considerable support from Canadians, and are currently being considered by the House of Commons. However, time is running out for the House of Commons to pass the bills before the end of June, when Parliament wraps up and election season begins.

By including these protections for whales, dolphins, and sharks in Bill C-68, the government fisheries bill, there is an even stronger chance that these important measures will become law b…

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Senate Moves to Include Whale Protections & Shark Fin Ban in Government Fisheries Bill

The Canadian government is taking firm steps to protect captive whales from cruelty and ban the shark fin trade before the next election. Senator Peter Harder, government representative in the Senate, introduced amendments at the Senate Fisheries Committee this week to Bill C-68, government fisheries legislation. The amendments incorporate some protections for whales and dolphins... Read more » Animal Justice
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Advisory: Animal Justice Joins MPs to Call for End to Senate Deadlock on Animal Protection Bills

OTTAWA—MPs from across federal parties will hold a press conference to address the Senate deadlock on three animal protection bills—all of which are being blocked from reaching third reading before the Senate rises for the summer.

The parliamentarians will be joined by non-profit organizations advocating for animal protection.

Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Time: 10:45 am

Where: Charles Lynch Press Theatre, Room 130-S, Centre Block

Who:

Elizabeth May, MP, Saanich Gulf Islands and leader of the Green Party

Michelle Rempel, Conservative MP, Calgary Nose Hill

Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, Liberal MP, Beaches—East York

Fin Donnelly, NDP MP and Fisheries Critic, Port Moody—Coquitlam

Camille Labchuk, lawyer and executive director, Animal Justice

Julie MacInnes, campaign manager, Hum…

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