Stop Closing B.C. Salmon Farms
This is a campaign by www.lovesalmon.ca

Canadian salmon farmers feed Canadian families.

Canadians are facing higher costs of living and as a result, it is getting harder and harder to buy healthy food. Many Canadians are also worried about finding and keeping good paying jobs to support their families.

 

Modern, sustainable, in-ocean salmon farms produce healthy, eco-friendly and affordable meal options. They also provide good, year-round jobs for rural, coastal and Indigenous communities – located far from urban centres – and for the other workers in small businesses that support the sector.

 

At a time when Canadian families are struggling to make ends meet, and so many regions across Canada have been hit hard by the effects of climate change, we need real leadership to sustain and grow Canadian food production for Canadian families.

 

Instead, governments have bowed to activist pressure, shutting down 40% of modern, sustainable, in-ocean salmon farming production in British Columbia. With significantly less locally produced salmon, Canadians find their grocery stores stocked with salmon shipped in from other countries with record high price tags and an increased carbon footprint.

 

Canada's Department of Fisheries and Ocean's peer-reviewed science has found no correlation between salmon farming and the change in wild Pacific salmon numbers. Climate change, pollution, and habitat loss are to blame – NOT modern aquaculture. 

 

Salmon farming in British Columbia is innovative, modern and sustainable and has unmatched potential to build communities and deliver food security for Canadians.  

 

Let Prime Minister Trudeau, Fisheries Minister Lebouthillier, and the Government of Canada know that you need affordable food for your family and that you support rural, coastal and Indigenous communities across Canada.

 

Tell the government in Ottawa to STOP shutting down B.C. salmon farms and START embracing a growing, modern, sustainable, ocean-based salmon farming sector for all Canadians.

 

Thank you for your support and please share this widely across your network. 

 

For more information, please visit LoveSalmon.ca

 

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To:

Your local MP (dependent on postal code)

Laurel Collins <MP for Victoria>

Marc Dalton <MP for Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge>

Don Davies <MP for Vancouver Kingsway>

François-Philippe Champagne <Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry>

David Eby <Premier of British Columbia>

Sukh Dhaliwal <MP for Surrey—Newton>

Gudie Hutchings <Minister of Rural Economic Development>

Patty Hajdu <Minister of Indigenous Services>

Todd Doherty <MP for Cariboo—Prince George>

Chrystia Freeland <Deputy Prime Minister>

Mary Ng <Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development>

Gary Anandasangaree <Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations>

Seamus O'Regan <Minister of Labour and Seniors>

Dan Albas <MP for Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola>

John Aldag <MP for Cloverdale—Langley City>

Mel Arnold <MP for North Okanagan—Shuswap>

Taylor Bachrach <MP for Skeena—Bulkley Valley>

Parm Bains <MP for Steveston—Richmond East>

Lisa Marie Barron <MP for Nanaimo—Ladysmith>

Terry Beech <MP for Burnaby North—Seymour>

Rachel Blaney <MP for North Island—Powell River>

Richard Cannings <MP for South Okanagan—West Kootenay>

Frank Caputo <MP for Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo>

Ed Fast <MP for Abbotsford>

Kerry-Lynne Findlay <MP for South Surrey—White Rock>

Hedy Fry <MP for Vancouver Centre>

Randall Garrison <MP for Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke>

Tracy Gray <MP for Kelowna—Lake Country>

Ken Hardie <MP for Fleetwood—Port Kells>

Gord Johns <MP for Courtenay—Alberni>

Peter Julian <MP for New Westminster—Burnaby>

Jenny Kwan <MP for Vancouver East>

Alistair MacGregor <MP for Cowichan—Malahat—Langford>

Elizabeth May <MP for Saanich—Gulf Islands>

Ron McKinnon <MP for Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam>

Wilson Miao <MP for Richmond Centre>

Rob Morrison <MP for Kootenay—Columbia>

Joyce Murray <MP for Vancouver Quadra>

Taleeb Noormohamed <MP for Vancouver Granville>

Carla Qualtrough <MP for Delta>

Harjit Sajjan <MP for Vancouver South>

Randeep Sarai <MP for Surrey Centre>

Jagmeet Singh <MP for Burnaby South>

Mark Strahl <MP for Chilliwack—Hope>

Tako Van Popta <MP for Langley—Aldergrove>

Brad Vis <MP for Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon>

Patrick Weiler <MP for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country>

Jonathan Wilkinson <MP for North Vancouver>

Bonita Zarrillo <MP for Port Moody—Coquitlam>

Bob Zimmer <MP for Prince George—Peace River—Northern Rockies>

Dear <politician_name>,

My name is <first_name> <last_name> and I live in <electoral_district>.

It’s getting harder and harder to buy healthy food to feed my family. I want to make responsible choices for my family while also ensuring the decisions I make have a positive impact on the future of our communities and the sustainability of our planet.

I want to buy my food from Canadian producers. Modern, sustainable, in-ocean salmon farms produce healthy, eco-friendly and affordable meal options for my family. They also provide good, year-round and irreplaceable jobs for rural, coastal and Indigenous communities, and for the workers in local small businesses that support the farmers. At a time when all families are struggling to make ends meet, and so many regions across Canada have been hit hard by the effects of climate change, we need real leadership to grow Canadian food production for my family and all Canadian families.

Canadian salmon farmers feed Canadian families. They are part of the solution to feed Canada and the world, sustain our oceans and provide food security for all.

<supporter_personal_comments>

I am calling on Prime Minister Trudeau and Fisheries Minister Dianne Lebouthillier to STOP closing salmon farms in British Columbia and START embracing a growing, modern, sustainable, in-ocean salmon farming sector for all Canadians.

I ask you to support BC salmon farmers to be the best producers of salmon in the world, to ensure they can continue to provide healthy, affordable food for Canadians and the world, and build a thriving and secure future for rural, coastal and Indigenous communities.

Sincerely,

<full_name>
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