Well there you have it — the Bruce Cohen Report on the ongoing annihilation of salmon in our province.
Eleven hundred pages, 18 months of hearings and $26 million later we have uncovered the same main reasons that wild salmon are extinct in Ireland, Norway etc.
For a 26-cent text message to the department of fisheries in Ireland we could have saved some funds. "Hello … How come your salmon over there are no more? What's that you say? Diseases, viruses, sea lice from salmon farms and over fishing with methods that are unsustainable."
So, having received this vital shocking report what do the conservatives do? Table bill C-38, which increases the tenure of the existing salmon farms, dismantles environmental protection agencies and orders another study.
Where did the $26 million go? Well to start with $12.4 million went to lawyers, I should say no more in case they sue me, and a further $1.98 million went for communications. I guess the price of stamps went up.