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MP Barron supports First Nations’ call for improved food security and the closure of Discovery Islands open-net pen fish farms.  

NANAIMO – On Tuesday, the NDP’s critic for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Lisa Marie Barron (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) is adding her voice to the First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance’s call for Minister Murray and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans not to renew Discovery Islands fish farming licenses. It is essential that the government listens, and that every measure of protection be taken to ensure the recovery and continued existence of wild...
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August 26

The Liberals are jeopardizing our planet by leaving the door open for deep-sea mining

NDP Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard Critic, Lisa Marie Barron, and Deputy Critic, Gord Johns, made the following joint statement:
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August 17

Financialization of housing market leaves Canadians feeling hopeless about home ownership

New Democrat MPs meet with Nanaimo organizations to discuss solutions for affordable housing
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July 20

More Urgent Action Needed to Protect Our Coastal Communities

NDP Critic for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Lisa Marie Barron made the following statement:
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June 23

Liberal Open-Net Fish Farm in B.C. Announcement Underscores Years of Inaction and Mismanagement

NDP Critic for Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coastguard, Lisa Marie Barron, made the following Statement:
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April 13

MP Barron calls for government to end open-net fish farms that continue to hurt marine life

NANAIMO — Today, NDP Critic for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Lisa Marie Barron, wrote a letter to Minister Joyce Murray calling on her government to follow through on its promise to stop the use of open-net fish farms. Barron reiterated her call following an incident at the beginning of the month where a group of sea lions, including Steller Sea Lions, a species of concern, became trapped at Cermaq’s Rant Point fish farm. New Democrats are urging the minister...
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April 1

MP Barron demands justice for Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals 

OTTAWA — This week, NDP MP Lisa Marie Barron urged the federal government to invest in much-needed, clear timelines and required resources to implement the calls to justice of the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). 
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March 14

NDP fighting for families in Nanaimo-Ladysmith struggling with the rising cost of living

NANAIMO– Families in Nanaimo-Ladysmith were already finding it hard to make ends meet with the high cost of housing and groceries, but last week, the Bank of Canada raised the interest rate, forcing families to pay even more interest while banks continue to make huge profits. Local NDP MP Lisa Marie Barron is urging the Liberal government to help families who are struggling.
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March 11

NDP bill would help address the toxic drug overdose crisis that continues to devastate communities on Vancouver Island

NANAIMO – Illicit drug toxicity is now the leading cause of unnatural death in B.C., according to a report from a panel of experts released this week. Today, NDP Critic for Mental Health and Addictions, MP Gord Johns, and NDP MP Lisa Marie Barron toured Nanaimo to see the effects of this crisis first hand. Johns recently tabled a bill which would decriminalize drug possession for personal use and expand access to crucial harm reduction, treatment and recovery services to help address the...
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March 4

NDP bill would support wild salmon populations and the communities that rely on them

OTTAWA - Today, the NDP Critic for Oceans, Fisheries and the Canadian Coast Guard, Lisa Marie Barron, tabled legislation to support wild salmon populations and Canadian fishers. Without urgent action, the declining wild salmon populations will have a devastating effect on British Columbia’s ecosystem and the future of people’s livelihoods.
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