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PM announces new Hunting and Angling Advisory Panel
« on: June 05, 2012, 11:11:46 AM »
Saw this on the GOABC web site thought some may be interested in it,

PM announces new Hunting and Angling Advisory Panel
30 May 2012
Ottawa, Ontario

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the organizations that will be a part of a newly created Hunting and Angling Advisory Panel, which will help inform conservation efforts in Canada. The announcement was made at Canada’s first ever National Fish and Wildlife Conservation Congress in Ottawa.
“Hunting, angling and trapping are central to the livelihood, recreation and tradition of many Canadians and are an important part of many local and regional tourism industries”, said Prime Minister Harper.  “The members of the new Hunting and Angling Advisory Panel will help ensure that future conservation practices – including the protection of endangered species – are based on input from Canadians who have a long tradition of conservation.  This fulfills a commitment made by our Government last year.”

The panel – which is made up of representatives from provincial and territorial hunting and angling associations, as well as conservation and related industry associations – will provide advice to the government to help ensure decisions on issues such as endangered species, wetland protection and nature conservation benefit from a balanced perspective.

The panel will serve as a long-term advisory body and will report directly to the Minister of the Environment to ensure government decisions are based on science and balanced advice.



The Government of Canada is committed to nature conservation and the protection of endangered species and wetlands. To this end, on May 30, 2012, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the organizations that will sit on the newly created Hunting and Angling Advisory Panel, which will help inform conservation efforts in Canada.
The panel will consist of representatives from the following organizations:

•Canadian Shooting Sports Association
•Fur Institute of Canada•Newfoundland and Labrador Wildlife Federation
•Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters
•New Brunswick Wildlife Federation
•La Fédération québécoise des chasseurs et pêcheurs
•Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
•Manitoba Wildlife Federation
•Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation
•Alberta Fish and Game Association
•British Columbia Wildlife Federation
•Safari Club International – Canada•Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association
•Ducks Unlimited Canada•Wildlife Habitat Canada•Delta Waterfowl
•Trout Unlimited
•Pacific Salmon Foundation
•Atlantic Salmon Federation
Issues that are expected to fall within the scope of the panel’s mandate include providing broad advice to the Government of Canada on a range of federal policies, programs and activities related to conservation and hunting and fishing; and promoting and encouraging the effective stewardship of Canada’s marine and terrestrial wildlife.
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Re: PM announces new Hunting and Angling Advisory Panel
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2012, 12:30:00 PM »
Mixed feelings on this. Do the Feds really need to meddle in what is essentially managed at the Provincial level? That being said maybe they can do something about the mismanagement of our sport fisheries here by the SRD, but not likely. I am sure there is a bigger agenda behind this move.

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Re: PM announces new Hunting and Angling Advisory Panel
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2012, 12:59:00 PM »
The indians are making a big stink of not being invited tot he party as well it seems in todays paper :'(  I wonder what that means? 

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Re: PM announces new Hunting and Angling Advisory Panel
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2012, 02:18:14 PM »
This is a good way for the Federal government to control are provincial recourses.  In oil, mining, forestry any resource Alberta has the federal government could control in the name habitat ect..

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Re: PM announces new Hunting and Angling Advisory Panel
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2012, 02:29:40 PM »
The indians are making a big stink of not being invited tot he party as well it seems in todays paper :'(  I wonder what that means?

You mean the same bunch who are out driving around and shooting pregnant cow moose in the spring are concerned about good management  ::)

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Re: PM announces new Hunting and Angling Advisory Panel
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2012, 05:03:17 PM »
The indians are making a big stink of not being invited tot he party as well it seems in todays paper :'(  I wonder what that means?


The Feds have made a big mistake in not including the aboriginal community. This was on purpose of course.

For those who are to near sighted to see....

The lack of Aboriginal participation leads to an impossible legal quagmire.


This advisory panel is Not a good thing. The Feds are re-writing massive amounts of legislation taking away environmental, human health, and free speech protection. The act of intruding on Provincial responsibilities removes the original intent of Provincial jurisdiction over regional wildlife management.


Harper is on a roll. Anything goes in the desire to make a dollar. 



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Re: PM announces new Hunting and Angling Advisory Panel
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2012, 06:57:37 PM »
I think you are right WB.  They are playing with fire on not inviting them to the party but on the other side of things me thinks it is a good idea as well.  As most would state I don't have an issue with native rights if they need to feed their families but todays day and age it looks like things are being misused by a fair number and it wouldn't make me sad to see some of those rights taken away quite frankly! 

On the other side of things natives have a lot of good input and a strong foundation of support for the things that we all would like to see changed for the better in our country and province.  I am not sure how to take them not being invited to the party??

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Re: PM announces new Hunting and Angling Advisory Panel
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2012, 07:27:57 PM »
Were Scottish white males that pay taxes invited as a special interest group?  I don't want to be left out either!