Will the Fisheries Act Amendments Clear or Muddy the Legal Waters?
“Stephen Harper’s changes to the Fisheries Act and his elimination of the Navigable Waters Protection Act, have weakened environmental protections. We will review these changes, restore lost protections, and incorporate more modern safeguards.”
This quote is from the federal Liberals 2015 election campaign mandate.
On February 6 of this year, the now governing Liberals attempted to live up to a portion of that campaign promise with announced amendments to the Fisheries Act. Fisher...