Trudeau, Liberals returning to power, with uncertain consequences

(10/23/19)

 for Canadian aquaculture, fisheries

Canada’s Liberal Party and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have won national elections that saw them lose their majority, but retain enough support to return to power with a minority government. 

The outcome may have significant repercussions for Canada’s fishing and aquaculture sectors, as the Liberal Party platform called for both more marine protected areas and a shift away from net-pen farming to land-based systems...................................................................

The Liberal win could portend a coming fight with Canada’s aquaculture industry over the party’s platform, which called for a shift of all net-pen fish farming in British Columbia to land-based, closed-containment systems by.................................................................


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