•   
  •   
  •   

Canada House of Commons to hold emergency debate on attacks at Mi’kmaq lobster fisheries

01:07  20 october  2020
01:07  20 october  2020 Source:   globalnews.ca

Federal government rejects lobster quota for commercial inshore fleet

  Federal government rejects lobster quota for commercial inshore fleet The Trudeau government says it will not impose a quota on the Atlantic Canadian commercial inshore lobster fishery, rejecting a proposal floated by several Mi'kmaw leaders. Fisheries and Oceans Minister Bernadette Jordan issued a statement Friday after meeting with commercial fishermen the day before. "As confirmed in that meeting, there is no plan to move to a quota system for the commercial lobster fishery and it is not being considered,"Fisheries and Oceans Minister Bernadette Jordan issued a statement Friday after meeting with commercial fishermen the day before.

Hundreds of Mi ' kmaq from across the province gathered on the federal wharf in Saulnierville, N.S., on Thursday, to celebrate the launch by Sipekne'katik First Nation. The ceremony, which included the distribution of licences and lobster trap tags to seven Mi'kmaw harvesters from Sipekne'katik, took

The mi ' kmaq fish durning the commercial season as well. AFAIK Unist'ot'en is one of the houses of the Wet'suwet'en. But restricting lobster fishing during molting season is not the only way to protect the lobster population, says Robert Steneck, a professor of oceanography who researches lobster

a pile of sand: Debris from a burnt out fish plant is scattered along the shore in Middle West Pubnico, N.S. on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. A large fire destroyed a commercial building that was the scene of a confrontation earlier in the week between Indigenous and non-Indigenous fishermen.Tensions remain high over an Indigenous-led lobster fishery that has been the source of conflict. © THE CANADIAN PRESS /Andrew Vaughan Debris from a burnt out fish plant is scattered along the shore in Middle West Pubnico, N.S. on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. A large fire destroyed a commercial building that was the scene of a confrontation earlier in the week between Indigenous and non-Indigenous fishermen.Tensions remain high over an Indigenous-led lobster fishery that has been the source of conflict.

The House of Commons will hold an emergency debate Monday evening on the recent escalation in violence against Mi'kmaq lobster fishing compounds in Nova Scotia.

Speaker Anthony Rota approved the request for an emergency debate Monday afternoon from Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan and NDP MP Gord Johns. The move comes after a weekend of violence that saw one Mi'kmaq lobster fishing compound burnt to the ground.

Bellegarde says calm needed in lobster dispute ahead of work to define key right

  Bellegarde says calm needed in lobster dispute ahead of work to define key right 'Defining that moderate livelihood is the next big step going forward,' said the Indigenous leader.In an interview with The West Block's Mercedes Stephenson, Bellegarde said the situation which saw RCMP standing by as a violent mob attacked two Mi'kmaw lobster fishing compounds in southwestern Nova Scotia last week is "not acceptable.

Mi ’ kmaq lobster fishers in southwestern Nova Scotia are asserting that right in defence of the decision to set up licensed lobster fisheries for both feeding their communities and commercial sales in the area outside of the commercial lobster fishing season. For weeks, non-Indigenous lobster fishers

The House of Commons hold an emergency debate on a no-deal Brexit. FOX Business Network (FBN) is a financial news channel delivering real-time information

Liberal cabinet ministers had earlier on Monday condemned the violence as "disgusting" and "racist," warning the Mi'kmaq have a constitutionally protected treaty right to fish for what the Supreme Court in its 1999 Marshall decision described as a "moderate livelihood."

Jordan said in a joint press conference with cabinet colleagues on Monday morning that discussions are ongoing with Mi'kmaq communities to come to a definition of what that means.

The court did not clearly define the right but did subsequently rule some limits could be set on it.

At issue in the recent conflict is how that right is applied outside the commercial lobster fishing season.

Non-Indigenous lobster fishers have destroyed traps and catch, and threatened Mi'kmaq lobster fishers with violent mobs in recent weeks, escalating in the burning of a compound overnight on Saturday.

Mobs are attacking Indigenous fisheries in Nova Scotia. Here’s what’s going on

  Mobs are attacking Indigenous fisheries in Nova Scotia. Here’s what’s going on Tensions between Indigenous and non-Indigenous fishermen have come to a head over fishing rights in Nova Scotia — a dispute that has a history spanning hundreds of years. In 1999, Canada's Supreme Court ruled in the landmark case R. v. Marshall that several treaties signed in the 1760s granting the Mi'kmaq the right to harvest and sell fish were still valid. The over 250-year-old agreement, known as the Peace and Friendship Treaties, specified that the Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq had the right to earn a "moderate livelihood." The Sipekne'katik First Nation would go on to open its own fishery in St. Mary's Bay, N.S.

MPs hold an emergency debate on the EU Withdrawal Agreement in the House of Commons . Like what you see?

But lobsters , it turns out, are not well suited to sea farming. Larvae can be raised in hatcheries Out of the many casualties in the long parade of Maine fisheries , let’s look at the most recent Hardin’s revolutionary thesis has been at the center of debate in ecology and economics circles ever since.

Mi'kmaq lobster fishers have said they are exercising their right to fish for themselves and also to sell their catch, even though the commercial lobster season is currently closed.

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair made a plea to the public for anyone with video or information about the threats being made against Mi'kmaq fishers or the violence on their fishing compounds to come forward.

"I want all Canadians to know we are taking these threats and the violence that has taken place very seriously," said Blair. "I know from experience when violence takes place, it can tear communities apart."

READ MORE: Mobs are attacking Indigenous fisheries in Nova Scotia. Here’s what’s going on

He said investigations remain ongoing but that he has approved a request from RCMP in Nova Scotia to be able to call on force members from neighbouring provinces in the Atlantic bubble to bolster their response to the violence, which has been criticized as failing to protect Indigenous people.

11 of the best South Korean movies and TV shows to stream on Netflix right now

  11 of the best South Korean movies and TV shows to stream on Netflix right now From zombie films to romantic comedies, here's a list of K-dramas and movies that should definitely be on your watch list.

During an emergency debate in the House of Commons Tuesday night, Tracey Ramsey, an MP for Essex which is located near the US-Canada border, describes the confusion her constituents are feeling over the travel ban imposed by the Trump administration.

FOX News Reporters confirmed reports that Biden did not want to be checked for wires before the debate and said they would have to keep an eye on this Others reported how it appeared throughout the debate that Biden was listening to something other than the debate as if someone was talking to

“Indigenous people have been let down by the police," said Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller said at the press conference, something that prompted pushback from a union representing some members of the force.

The National Police Federation, which represents roughly 20,000 RCMP members, pushed back on those criticisms on Monday, arguing the matter is a political -- not a policing -- issue.

"Disputes related to fisheries laws are, regrettably, not new. But they’re also, at their core, not policing issues. They’re inherently political issues that we are calling on federal and provincial governments to address in partnership with Indigenous peoples and all affected parties," said Brian Sauvé, president of the organization.

"When our elected officials fail to find workable solutions and tensions resultingly boil over, front- line RCMP members are given the extremely difficult and dangerous task of physically inserting themselves into political disputes, outnumbered and doing their best to keep participants and the public safe."

Nova Scotia restaurants boycott lobster in response to violence against the Mi'kmaq

  Nova Scotia restaurants boycott lobster in response to violence against the Mi'kmaq HALIFAX — Kourosh Rad, owner of Garden Food Bar and Lounge in Halifax, says he removed his popular lobster-based menu items in support of the province's Mi'kmaq fishers. The Mi'kmaq are in a dispute over fishing rights in southwestern Nova Scotia and have been targeted recently with violence and intimidation. Rad is among a few restaurant owners in the province who have responded to the conflict by boycotting lobster. “The lobster that we areThe Mi'kmaq are in a dispute over fishing rights in southwestern Nova Scotia and have been targeted recently with violence and intimidation. Rad is among a few restaurant owners in the province who have responded to the conflict by boycotting lobster.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has become a target of coronavirus lockdown sceptics. Officials say the kidnapping plot involved six men who planned to hold a "treason trial" for her. "Hatred, bigotry and violence have no place" in Michigan , Mrs Whitmer said, describing the accused as

Members of the British House of Commons returned for an emergency debate and vote on a motion for military action against ISIS* militants… read more. The first isil -- inspired terrorist acts in europe have already taken place, with, for instance, the attack on

He called for federal officials to work to address the political disputes underlying the matter "so that our members are not continually tasked with responding to deteriorating circumstances and preventable failures."

Read more: Police lay arson charges in truck fire following a mob attack on Mi’kmaq fishers

Miller and Jordan vowed the government will uphold the right of the Mi'kmaq to fish for a "moderate livelihood," with Jordan stressing the work to define that is underway. But she said federal officials and Indigenous communities need space and peace to be able to work towards a shared definition of that.

"The failure to define moderate livelihood has maintained the uncertainty," Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett added.

"I am confident they will be able to find a path forward."

Jordan would not say what kinds of regulations the government may be considering but said negotiations were "on a path forward."

Miller stressed the complex and difficult nature of the talks, comparing the balance needed between protecting treaty rights and crafting a definition for "moderate livelihood" as a "fault line."

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who last week called for calm as discussions continue, issued a statement on Monday saying he had spoken about the violence with Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil.

Five things to know about the dispute over Nova Scotia's Indigenous lobster fishery

  Five things to know about the dispute over Nova Scotia's Indigenous lobster fishery HALIFAX — Tensions remain high in the dispute over the Indigenous lobster fishery in Nova Scotia. Here are five things to know about the situation. 1. The dispute has a long history. In September 1999, the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed the treaty rights of the Mi'kmaq, Maliseet and Passamaquoddy bands in Eastern Canada to hunt, fish and gather to earn a "moderate livelihood." The court decided that a Mi'kmaq fisherman from Cape Breton, Donald Marshall Jr., had the right to fish for eels and sell them when and where he wanted — without a licence.

Both condemned the "appalling violence" and stressed the need to avoid any future violence.

"They agreed on the need for all parties to engage in respectful dialogue aimed at upholding the Marshall decision and the Mi’kmaq treaty right to fish while ensuring the conservation and sustainability of the fishery," the statement said.

"They welcomed cooperation between Minister Blair and Minister Furey to increase RCMP police presence in the area to protect the safety of all citizens."

One man described as a person of interest in the blaze at the lobster compound is in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The Mounties have made two arrests in relation to other incidents linked to the dispute, charging one man with assault against a local Indigenous chief and charging another with arson in connection with a burned vehicle.

Non-Indigenous fishers in Nova Scotia take issue with the Mi'kmaq people fishing outside the federally determined fishing season, but Ottawa notes that the treaty right for the Mik'maq to fish for a moderate living is constitutionally protected.

READ MORE: N.S. Mi’kmaw fishers have property vandalized, lobsters destroyed

The treaty was upheld by the Supreme Court of Canada in 1999, but some non-Indigenous critics point to a clarification issued by the court that says the treaty rights would be subject to federal regulations.

On Sunday, McNeil said Ottawa must define what constitutes legal harvesting in a moderate livelihood fishery.

McNeil tweeted that the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans needs to answer that question before the province can examine its own rules for fish buyers.

For Mi'kmaq fishers, dreams of a peaceful harvest on N.S. waters repeatedly dashed .
HALIFAX — Mi'kmaw fisherman Robert Syliboy says he dreams of peacefully trapping lobster off the shores of southwestern Nova Scotia. But the hopes of the 27-year-old from the Sipekne'katik First Nation have been repeatedly dashed by the vandalism and arson that has descended on his community after it launched a self-regulated fishery in St. Marys Bay. One of his boats was burned at a wharf on Oct. 5. "Everything I worked for was right there," heBut the hopes of the 27-year-old from the Sipekne'katik First Nation have been repeatedly dashed by the vandalism and arson that has descended on his community after it launched a self-regulated fishery in St. Marys Bay.

usr: 6
This is interesting!