(OTTAWA) “The Conservative government is holding yet another photo op instead of being upfront about the end of the commercial seal hunt. The government must tell sealers the truth. The market is dead,” said Senator Mac Harb.
“The Conservative government is ignoring Canadian opposition to the commercial hunt and has turned a deaf ear to the international community and its boycott of commercial seal hunt products. Instead of working towards a buyout of sealing licenses, the government is offering sealers only hollow promises of non-existent seal trade agreements with China, a doomed challenge of the European Union ban at the WTO, and another photo op on Parliament Hill. ”
“The Conservative government should stop wasting taxpayers’ dollars, tell the sealers the truth that the market is dead, and transition these Canadians into a viable industry.”