Tag Archives: Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Paul Davis ‘cannot trust’ Stephen Harper, says rules for fisheries fund changed

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Paul Davis emerged from a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper Friday evening saying the province will not be able to access a fisheries fund linked to the EU trade deal. Read the rest here 21:23

Anyone following the DFO library closure “War on Science”? The environs have been having a field day.

863a4ac9dc_64635696_o2Harper rapped for wrong reasons –VICTORIA – Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s latest visit to B.C. was portrayed as these things are today: besieged by protesters, hiding from an ever-vigilant media, cynically campaigning for the 2015 federal election. TV couldn’t get enough of the two “environmental activists” who dressed as waiters to slip onstage at a business breakfast in Vancouver. They’re not environmentalists, just all-purpose protesters using the flavour of the month. They are associated with a group calling itself “No One Is Illegal,” a collection of anarchist kooks that wants to do away with national borders, and of course capitalism. Read [email protected]  14:10

Ottawa pressing N.L. on fish processing, says premier – Kathy Dunderdale says PM has often raised idea of dropping processing requirements at Europe’s request

Provincial regulations dictate that fish landed in Newfoundland and Labrador must be processed in the province, in the interest of protecting jobs for local plant workers.  But Dunderdale said those regulations are a sticking point in trade talks between Canada and Europe, because the Europeans want a free market on Canadian fish, no matter where the catch is landed. continued

Harper concerned by slumping lobster prices

Prime Minister Stephen Harper urged fishermen and seafood processors in the Maritimes to resolve a dispute over slumping lobster prices as some lobster fishermen headed back to work Tuesday after days of protests. “Obviously, we are concerned by what we’re seeing in the marketplace,” Harper said after an announcement in Summerside, P.E.I. Michael McGeoghegan of the P.E.I. Fisherman’s Association said the protest has highlighted the problematic pricing structure for consumers who buy lobster in grocery stores. “We’ve always known that amongst fishermen but the general public hasn’t known that,” he said. continued