Letter from Otto Langer..
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen in the Media, Elected Offices, ENGOs, First Nations, Fishery Groups:
Attached is a PRESS RELEASE on a very urgent matter. I have received a leaked document originating from the political level in the Harper government that indicates that Cabinet is planning to water down the habitat protection provisions of the Canada Fisheries Act by deleting habitat from Section 35(1) of the Act i.e. the section dedicated to protect fish habitat across Canada.
I believe this is of worthy your interest in that it has comes from a reliable source in Ottawa and it fits into the Harper government agenda of watering down our overall approach to protect our environment at a time in human history that we should be doing a better job in protecting our environment for future generations in the face of ongoing and relentless industrial and human pressures on our ecosystems that make life possible on this planet.
To make matters worse, I am informed that this amendment to the Fisheries Act will not be made available for consultation and it is to be slipped through Parliament by tagging it onto the Budget Omnibus Bill that is due by the end of the month.
I have added a short bibliography of my qualification so that you can see that I have some expertise in this area and I should not be labeled an ‘eco-terrorist’ or something else of this sort as as been the pattern over recent weeks when you challenge the Harper government’s undermining of the health of our environment.
Otto E. Langer 604 274 7655
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