Donnelly Celebrates 2nd Year Anniversary
November 9th, 2011 - 12:00am
Two Years in Review
From rookie MP to Canada’s Official Opposition Fisheries and Oceans Critic, local New Democrat MP Fin Donnelly (New Westminster-Coquitlam & Port Moody) celebrates his second anniversary today.
Following his election on November 9th, 2009, Donnelly introduced the Wild Salmon Protection Act that would move open-net fish farms to safe closed containment and brought forward a Private Members Bill that would ban dangerous oil super tanker traffic off BCs north coast.
During his first two years in office, Donnelly also introduced legislation strengthening federal laws around child luring, increasing medical Employment Insurance benefits and amending his riding name to include Port Moody.
“British Columbians want a safe and sustainable fishery that protects wild salmon,” said Donnelly. “Thousands of people have signed onto my campaign including tv and film icon William Shatner, noted environmental activist Alexandra Morton and First Nations Chief Bob Chamberlain.
Over the course of three federal budgets, two sessions of Parliament, a prorogation and federal election, Donnelly has been a vocal advocate for a national transit strategy including the Evergreen Line, increased support for affordable housing and pension protection.
“I’m proud of the work we have done to date and am excited about the work ahead,” said Donnelly. “We have a strong national caucus that is working hard to hold the Conservative government to account and build a healthier, sustainable Canada for everyone.”
Donnelly recently placed a Private Member’s Bill on the order paper that would ban the import of shark fins to Canada.