Opinion

Canada’s ocean protection ripple could become a wave 

It’s now up to the federal government to move forward with a stronger Oceans Act and support for marine protection that provides refuge for ocean creatures, ensures economic opportunities for local communities and respects the rights of indigenous peoples.

Just as Canadians don’t expect to see oil wells in Gros Morne National Park, pictured, the WWF poll shows that 90 per cent of Canadians support a ban on bottom trawling, mining, and oil and gas development in marine protected areas. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia

PUBLISHED : Monday, June 12, 2017 12:00 AM

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