Keep Canada Fishing provided every Member of Parliament with a copy of “Elevating Recreational Fishing to a National Priority” and asked for their position on our recommendations.
To date, we have received responses from a handful of representatives. We will be sharing these responses over the coming weeks. We ask that you consider each response carefully when visiting the polls this fall.
Below is a link to a letter from Blaine Calkins, Member of Parliament for
Red Deer—Lacombe, Alberta . We have included a few quotes from Mr. Calkins.
Re: Elevating Recreational Fishing to a National Priority – A response from Blaine Calkins, MP
“I believe that Elevating Recreational Fishing to a National Priority: 8 Million Reasons — A Vision for Federal Course Correction presents a number of serious concerns that we as elected officials must be conscious of, and work to address.”
We invite you to review the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association’s document, Elevating Recreational Fishing to a National Priority, for more details about this very important topic.
Funds from U.S. ENGOs Threaten Your Right to Fish
The North American Model of Conservation
Protection Zones: One Size Does Not Fit All
Canadians’ Access to Fishing Could Close Permanently
8 Million Anglers Left in the Dark: Why Don’t We Get a Say in Fishing Closures?
Marine Conservation and Fisheries Management From Anglers’ Perspective
As well, if you’ve ever wanted to help support the recreational fishing industry in Canada, now is the time. Keep Canada Fishing is the national voice of Canada’s anglers, and we lead the effort to preserve your right to sustainably fish on our lakes, oceans, rivers and streams. We are your voice on Parliament Hill. If you would like to contribute to our efforts to “Keep Canada Fishing,” you can donate now via PayPal.