General News · 3rd September 2013
The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of State, Chief Government Whip and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, this morning announced that the Government of Canada will invest in harbor projects at Campbell River, Gorge Harbour, and Heriot Bay.
The major project on Cortes Island is the reconstruction of the launching and loading ramp at Gorge Harbor for the “benefit of commercial fisheries and their communities for years to come.”
After the announcement, Mr Robinson voiced his concern over the acidification of the waters, the 50% less survival of oyster young, the cause being CO2 emissions, and what the Minister’s Government was going to do about it. The Minister replied that there are a number of policies in place and things have improved since the last Government.
In gratitude and solidarity of purpose, the Local Board and the Minister then gathered together for a group portrait.
Mr Ellingsen showing the Minister the draft plans
Dave Nikleva, board member, and the Minister exchanging greetings.
Mr Robinson voicing his concern
The local board and the Minister
ETA for completion?
Comment by Dan DeCicco on 4th September 2013
was a date given for when the work will start or when it may be finished?
Ocean acidification: Minister Duncan.
Comment by Cec Robinson on 3rd September 2013
To clarify the answer given by John Duncan to my question about his government`s response to ocean acidification, he told us: " Canada`s CO 2 emissions are lower today than they were under the Liberal government ". I asked him twice, to be sure that we all heard him correctly. Amazing.
I`m going to be working hard between now and the next federal election.