Friday, February 2
Registration at 9:00 AM – first come, first served.
Vancouver Island University, Lower Cafeteria.
Building 185 – 750 Fourth St. Nanaimo (The line-up is expected to start by 7 am)
The event will start at 11 AM in the Gymnasium.
There are several facebook pages – the most active seems to be
Fish farm activists:
Questions: if you are inside and get to ask a question, Alex Morton recommends that this one is key.
“Why is your minister of Fisheries, Dominic LeBlanc fighting in court to make it legal to put piscine reovirus-infected farm salmon into fish farms along the BC coast, when the laws of Canada prohibit this and the Federal Court already ruled against this behaviour.”
Background – fish farmers have told the courts 5/6 of their hatcheries are infected, and that their operations would be “severely impacted” if they were actually prohibited from transferring these fish into marine pens. The virus is Norwegian, it is spreading to wild salmon and appears to make it harder for the fish to swim up the rivers.
- LeBlanc’s face and “Stop allowing PRV-infected farm salmon into BC waters” . “Fish Farms Out”. Eg.s of large signs for rally.
- large signs will not likely be allowed inside the event, but people might be able to bring a smaller cloth one in their pockets, to open at an appropriate moment. Careful with this strategy, so as not to derail Trudeau having to respond “our” questions.