Fishing for votes: parties don’t have much to say about wild fisheries (other than B.C. salmon)

Three of the country’s mainstream federal parties – Liberals, Conservatives and NDP – specifically mention Pacific salmon in their election platforms, but no mention of East Coast stocks. Here’s the skinny on what the parties have to say about commercial fisheries. Liberal platform: You’ll find mention of Canada’s commercial fisheries on Page 50 in the Cleaner, Greener Future chapter,,, Conservative platform: Fisheries gets its own heading on Page 36 of the federal Conservative platform, and starts off strong with this statement,,, NDP platform: Fisheries is found under the Building Canadian Industries and Supporting Good Jobs section on page 38,,, >click to read< 15:11

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