No backsliding on ocean protections, Ottawa tells Nova Scotia


Via CBC News

"The federal minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada has responded publicly for the first time to Nova Scotia's formal request to him that Ottawa stop setting aside any more marine protected areas off its coast.

Dominic LeBlanc said there will be no change from its target to preserve five per cent of Canada's oceans by the end of this year and 10 per cent by 2020."

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