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Our oceans are in trouble and Canada's government isn't doing anything to protect them

Canada's government isn't doing anything worth its weight in gold or green to protect our oceans.

When you consider that 40 per cent of Canada's jurisdictional area is ocean you would think that our government would be paying more attention. Climate change has hit home with Canadians, but the effects are not only on our land and air. Our oceans are affected too. And with big changes coming at us we need to take a more careful approach to how we manage our oceans.

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Our oceans are in trouble and Canada's government isn't doing anything to protect them

Canada's government isn't doing anything worth its weight in gold or green to protect our oceans.

When you consider that 40 per cent of Canada's jurisdictional area is ocean you would think that our government would be paying more attention. Climate change has hit home with Canadians, but the effects are not only on our land and air. Our oceans are affected too. And with big changes coming at us we need to take a more careful approach to how we manage our oceans.

  

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Friday, September 19, 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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