The new legislation, which is making its way through the Senate, restore the integrity of our fisheries policies by making it clear that the fisheries minister has the authority to make decisions and adopt policies that protect fishermen and the communities that rely on them.
The federal government ought to use its granting-agency funding structure to support research in centres of expertise and innovation without slashing funding to colleges and universities.
Five MPs were sworn in as new ministers, expanding the front bench to 35 from 30, while 11 existing cabinet members were shuffled to new posts or had their titles and responsibilities altered. No one was dropped.
This year’s historic federal investment in protected areas and species at risk signalled a turnaround: Canada wants to take back the conservation lead, writes Aran O'Carroll of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.
There is no opportunity for wildlife to recover if their habitat is lost, says Dan Kraus, a conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Solving climate change won’t protect species if, in our race to reduce carbon emissions, their habitat disappears.