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e-706 (Fishing industry)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Brad Hazledine from Freelton, Ontario, on February 10, 2017, at 7:55 a.m. (EDT)
keywords
Ban
C-251, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (importation of shark fins)
Endangered species
Fisheries and fishers
Imports
Shark
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • 70-100 million sharks are being killed each year for their fins;
  • One third of all shark species are now at risk of extinction as a result;
  • The oceans produce approximately 60 percent of the oxygen that we breathe and absorbs a similar amount of CO2;
  • Sharks are vital to a healthy ocean ecosystem;
  • A healthy ocean ecosystem helps mitigate the effects of climate change and provides sustenance and employment for billions of people; and
  • By lessening the demand for shark fins Canada can make a positive impact on the environment and show leadership.
We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to Adopt bill C-251 as a government bill.
Rob Stewart was an award winning Canadian film maker. He spent his life working to raise awareness of the importance of sharks to our oceans and of the need for us to protect them from extinction. Ultimately and tragically he ended up giving his life for this cause.
Canada can honour his work and provide a lasting legacy for his efforts by adopting and supporting bill C-251.
Port Moody—Coquitlam
NDP
British Columbia
Petition presented to the House of Commons on November 20, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01858)
Government response tabled on January 29, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-14)
Open for signature : February 10, 2017, at 7:55 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : June 10, 2017, at 7:55 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
118
British Columbia
186
Manitoba
12
New Brunswick
10
Newfoundland and Labrador
8
Nova Scotia
12
Ontario
274
Prince Edward Island
2
Quebec
52
Saskatchewan
12
Yukon
26
Other Countries
14
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