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NoRigs 3 calls on Harper government to extend Georges Bank drilling moratorium

For the third time in three decades a coalition of fisheries groups and environmentalists is campaigning to prevent oil and gas drilling on Nova Scotia’s lucrative Georges Bank fishing grounds. The group, known as NoRigs 3, is calling on the Harper Government to extend a federal moratorium that expires at the end of 2015.  Nova Scotia legislature unanimously passed a law in 2010 extending a provincial moratorium until 2022. Read the rest here  10:37

Harper Government Helps Make BC Fishing Industry Safer

DFO SidebarWai Young, Member of Parliament for Vancouver South, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced today that the Government of Canada is investing $262,000 in Fish SAFE, a BC fishing industry driven program that works to improve safety on board commercial fishing vessels. Read the rest here 14:12

Secret Memo Casts Doubt on Feds’ Claims for Science Library Closures

863a4ac9dc_64635696_o2A federal document marked “secret” obtained by Postmedia News indicating the closure or destruction of more than half a dozen world famous science libraries has little if anything to do with digitizing books as claimed by the Harper government. Read [email protected]  09:38