New plan for spot prawn fishery is a win for harvesters: NDP

NANAIMO – NDP critic for fisheries and oceans, Lisa Marie Barron, and deputy critic, Gord Johns, say that the newly-announced plan for prawn and shrimp fisheries from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is a victory for B.C. prawn harvesters. This decision comes after months of uncertainty and proposed regulation changes by the Liberal government, which would have threatened the livelihoods of independent harvesters. 
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December 21

Letter Regarding the Reinterpretation of Prawn Harvesting Regulations

Dear Minister Murray,
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December 13

Call for Integrated Response to Container Spills

OTTAWA – Yesterday, NDP MPs Lisa Marie Barron (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) and Rachel Blaney (North Island-Powell River) called on the federal government to develop an emergency response plan to ocean container debris spills.  These calls come in the wake of the MV Zim Kingston disaster, where 109 shipping containers fell into the ocean off the coast of Vancouver Island, following an onboard fire during a severe winter storm.  
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November 30

Canadians are feeling the impacts of climate change, while Justin Trudeau refuses to take leadership

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