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Humane Society not opposed to traditional Inuit sealing

Re: "It's a lot easier being 'green' on someone else's greenback, eh?" (The Hill Times, June 1, p. 17). Sheila Copps' column on the recent controversy over the governor general's seal meal is fraught with errors and misinformation. Humane Society International/Canada and other animal protection groups are not opposing traditional Inuit sealing—we object to the industrial-scale seal slaughter that occurs each spring off Canada's East Coast. They are two very different things, despite government attempts to blur the lines between the two.

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Humane Society not opposed to traditional Inuit sealing

Re: "It's a lot easier being 'green' on someone else's greenback, eh?" (The Hill Times, June 1, p. 17). Sheila Copps' column on the recent controversy over the governor general's seal meal is fraught with errors and misinformation. Humane Society International/Canada and other animal protection groups are not opposing traditional Inuit sealing—we object to the industrial-scale seal slaughter that occurs each spring off Canada's East Coast. They are two very different things, despite government attempts to blur the lines between the two.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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