Salmon chief slams BC ‘municipal virtue signalling

(09/14/18)

A Canadian salmon farming executive has accused delegates from British Columbia’s local councils of ‘municipal virtue signalling’ after they passed a resolution urging the provincial government to shift the industry to on-land closed systems.

James Costello, area manager for Cermaq Canada, made the comment in a social media post after the decision by the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) at its annual conference in Whistler.

The resolution, proposed by the City of Victoria, urged the province to start consultations with First Nations government, local governments, conservation groups.................................................................


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