Diane Lebouthillier Assumes DFO Portfolio Following Shuffle
Following a cabinet shuffle by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on July 26, Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Minister Joyce Murray has been replaced by Diane Lebouthillier.
Lebouthillier, who previously served as the Minister of National Revenue since 2015, was born in Newport, Québec before she moved to her parent’s hometown of Gaspé. Prior to her political career, Lebouthillier worked as a social worker before she was elected a Prefect in the Le Rocher-Percé Regional County ...
“I’m Not Afraid of a Challenge”: Elvis Loveless Takes on the Fisheries Portfolio for a Second Time
Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune MHA Elvis Loveless was recently appointed to the portfolio of Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture, a position he previously held from 2020–2021, a challenge he said he’s excited to take on once again.
There’s been no shortage of issues in the fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador of late. Loveless is coming into the portfolio during the fallout of a delayed crab season surrounding the significant drop in crab prices, as well as disagreements between ...
Minister Announces Changes to the Fisheries Act
Today, Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard announced amendments to the Fisheries Act that would restore lost protections and incorporate modern safeguards to protect our fish and their habitat for generations to come.
LeBlanc said the Government of Canada is putting in place better rules to protect the environment.
“To preserve, protect and help restore our environment we need a Fisheries Act that Canadians can trust. Today, I am pleased we are ...
Gerry Byrne Named New N.L. Fisheries Minister
The sudden resignation of Finance Minister Cathy Bennett Monday forced Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, to change up his cabinet.
Joining Cabinet are Tom Osborne, MHA for Waterford Valley, who has been appointed as Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board, Minister Responsible for the Human Resources Secretariat, Minister Responsible for the Public Service Commission, Minister Responsible for the Office of the Chief Information Officer and Minister Responsible ...
Dominic LeBlanc Heads Delegation to UN Ocean Conference in New York
Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, is leading a Canadian delegation to the first ever UN Ocean Conference.
Canada will be reiterating its commitment to the sustainable harvest of our fisheries and highlighting the leadership role Canada is taking internationally on policies related to marine conservation targets. The minister will underscore Canada's commitment to protecting five per cent of its marine and coastal areas by the end of 2017 as a clear ...
Federal Fisheries Minister Resigns to Seek Addiction Treatment
Late Tuesday night, a bombshell dropped in Ottawa — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement saying Hunter Tootoo had resigned his position as minister of fisheries and oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and was leaving the Liberal caucus to seek treatment for addiction.
"Effective immediately, the Honourable Hunter Tootoo has resigned from his position as minister of fisheries, oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard," Trudeau said in the statement. "He will also be leaving ...
Initial Hunter, Ball Meeting Positive in Tone; But Little Detail Released
The first visit by the new federal Fisheries Minister appeared to be congenial, but was very scant on actual details.
Hunter Tootoo was in St. John’s January 11 for his first meeting with Newfoundland and Labrador officials, including Premier Dwight Ball, Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Steve Crocker and Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development.
The ongoing spat between Confederation Hill and Parliament Hill is long and bitter. For years, ...
Minister Tootoo Participates in Meetings with N.L. Government
Federal Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Minister Hunter Tootoo was in St. John’s Monday visiting Premier Dwight Ball and his provincial counterpart Steve Crocker.
At a press conference, both Ball and Tootoo indicated they spoke about a number of issues, including fisheries joint management, LIFO, halibut quotas, expanded cod fishery, shrimp quotas and the controversial CETA agreement. But neither politician would get into much detail about their meetings.
New Liberal Government Outlines Fisheries Priorities
The following is the departmental mandate letter sent to Hunter Tootoo, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
I am honoured that you have agreed to serve Canadians as Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.
We have promised Canadians a government that will bring real change — in both what we do and how we do it. Canadians sent a clear message in this election, and our platform offered a new, ambitious plan for a ...