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 Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for
 Yellowhead, Alberta. We have included a few quotes from Mr. Eglinzi.

Re: Elevating Recreational Fishing to a National Priority – A response from Jim Eglinski, MP

“CSIA’s report outlines 9 specific recommendations for action — each of which have my full support.”

“In 2015, the Liberal Party promised “evidence-based” policy-making. On this file, and so many more, they have failed to live up to this promise. It is time that facts and science become the basis for decision-making and for Canadians who use public waters to have a say on policy.”

“I sincerely hope that Canadians will take the time to read your report. At the very least, I hope that this report will encourage DFO to start listening more to associations like yours.”

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.

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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.