Wednesday, February 6, 2008

In The News Today

Independent Examiner Chosen For Seal Hunt Analysis
This comes from the Sounds of the Sea of CFIM

A professor from the University of Moncton, Pierre-Marcel Desjardins, who is also associated with the Canadian Institute of Research in Political and Public Administrations, has been hired by the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Quebec, Loyola Hearn to act as an independent examiner in the continuing dossier of the regional seal hunt.

Quebec has 30% of the annual quota of the Gulf whereas Newfoundland has 70% and the Minister wants all aspects of the file looked at and examined to determine an understanding and an agreement in this matter.

The evaluation is to come to an end in the fall of 2008. It must present various options to the Minister Hearn, so he may make various decisions easier for the 2009 hunt season. Therefore there will be maintenance this year, in the regional division, established on a temporary basis for the next two years.

For The Cancer Research Trust Fund

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