Cabinet will introduce legislation by July 1, 2017 to restore full environmental protections in the Fisheries Act. Conservative amendments enacted four years ago were “an abuse of process”, said Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc.
April 22nd, 2016
Fin in the News: "Kitsilano Coast Guard station reopens May 1, Comox radio station to close May 10"
March 19th, 2015
Canadians Shouldn't Have to Choose Security Over Our Rights and Freedoms
Over the last few months, Canadians have become increasingly concerned with the threat terrorist acts present to their safety. We were shocked by the events of October 22nd in Ottawa, but we also came together across partisan lines and stood united against the threats. We vowed to not let those attacks affect our democratic work, or our democratically afforded rights and freedoms.
June 9th, 2014
How C-24 Misses the Mark // C-24號法案改革不及格
Controversial overhaul of Canadian citizenship laws fails to address backlogs and processing times
This Parliamentary session, the federal Conservative government introduced sweeping changes to immigration (Bill C-24) pledging the first set of comprehensive reforms to Canadian citizenship laws since 1977.
March 31st, 2014
Let’s Strengthen Canadian Democracy // 聯邦政府應鼓勵投票 而非遏制投票
September 6th, 2013
Stephen Harper is Running Away from Accountability. Again. // 哈珀又逃避國會問責監督
September 7th, 2011
Cuts hurt university students
Coquitlam Now, 7 September 2011 By Fin Donnelly
This week, students are heading back to school at a cost.
After 25 years of federal cuts to education, the share of university operating budgets funded by tuition fees has more than doubled, leaving the average B.C. university graduate with a debt of $27,000.
September 24th, 2010
Senior governments should fund Evergreen gap
September 24th, 2010
FIN IN THE NEWS: Parkland students' green campaign goes to Ottawa
September 22nd, 2010
FIN IN THE NEWS: Donnelly to push evergreen line
From New Westminster News Leader
Published: September 21, 2010 9:00 AM Updated: September 21, 2010 9:15 AM
Local MP Fin Donnelly is back in Ottawa this week with the Evergreen transit line at the top of his wish list. The New Westminster-Coquitlam-Port Moody MP says he will be calling on the federal government to help fund the Evergreen line during the fall session of Parliament, which started last week. The proposed transit line through Port Moody and Coquitlam, which will connect to the existing Millennium SkyTrain line and build stations in Port Moody, needs an additional $574 million from the provincial and federal governments to be built, said the NDP MP. “The Evergreen line is the most pressing transportation infrastructure project in the Lower Mainland,” he said. The project is expected to cost $1.4 billion. TransLink and the federal and provincial governments originally agreed to pay for it with shares of approximately $400 million. But since the original agreement, the budget has risen and TransLink has plead poverty, saying it has no revenue source for its share. Donnelly wants the senior governments to pay TransLink’s portion as well as their own. The remaining budget could come from a private public partnership. Donnelly recently launched a petition in his riding to get senior levels of government to fund the gap.
September 3rd, 2010
FIN IN THE NEWS: Donnelly completes 25-day Fraser River rafting trip
August 31st, 2010
FIN IN THE NEWS: Cyclists support salmon
July 6th, 2010
FIN IN THE NEWS: Shatner's presence helps B.C.'s salmon to live long and prosper
June 29th, 2010
FIN IN THE NEWS: Campaing to save the salmon
June 14th, 2010
FIN IN THE NEWS: Shatner supports fish bill
Actor helps city MP fight to have fish farms moved onto land
By John Kurucz, special to The Record June 12, 2010
Hollywood Bill, meet federal bill.
Legendary Canadian actor William Shatner lent his support Thursday to a private member's bill put forth by New Westminster-Coquitlam MP Fin Donnelly, one that would force all fish farm operators off the B.C. coast to move to closed containment within five years.
June 11th, 2010
FIN IN THE NEWS: Shatner beams in to salmon debate
CELEBRITY from the GLobe and Mail GLORIA GALLOWAY
As Captain Kirk, he often lectured his crew to respect life and not to take things for granted. So it seemed appropriate, if a tad surreal, to hear William Shatner lecture reporters on the importance of salmon to British Columbia's ecosystem. "Salmon feed and nurture not only the animals that are on the land but the sea as well, and the plants and trees and shrubbery," the 79-year-old actor's disembodied voice told a news conference Thursday that had been organized by the New Democrats.
June 11th, 2010
FIN IN THE NEWS: Shatner weighs in on fishy issue
June 11th, 2010
FIN IN THE NEWS: William Shatner is hoping B.C.'s wild salmon live long and prosper
Celebrity Briefs Compiled Paul O'Brien From Hamilton Spectator news services
... William Shatner is hoping B.C.'s wild salmon live long and prosper. The Canadian actor made famous for his work as Captain Kirk in the Star Trek series has joined efforts to protect the West Coast's wild salmon from potential sea lice. Shatner beamed his way into a conference call with NDP Fisheries and Oceans critic Fin Donnelly and says it's a duty for Canadians to keep resources from being destroyed ...
June 10th, 2010
FIN IN THE NEWS: Capt. Kirk to save BC salmon
May 15th, 2010
FIN IN THE NEWS: Child luring must be stopped
May 13th, 2010
FIN IN THE NEWS: British Columbians concerned about salmon
Get Out Migration shows people care about saving wild salmon By Celia Brauer
A crowd of up to 7,000 people gathered on the lawn of the B.C. legislature on May 8. They did not come to hear a rock band, run for the cure, shout out for social justice, or cheer the Olympic flame. Instead, they brought a unique message: they would stand up for wild salmon and show their support for the Get Out Migration—an event created by a group of activists and embraced by thousands from all over Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, and beyond, over a period of 17 days.
May 12th, 2010
FIN IN THE NEWS: Bring change to the fish farming industry
It's about time we all stood up and demanded changes to fish farming
firstname.lastname@example.org D.C. Reid, Times Colonist
A month ago, I sent a note to Premier Gordon Campbell and Gail Shea (Department of Fisheries and Oceans) suggesting they might want to show up on the weekend at the legislative buildings to announce they had had a change of heart and were moving fish farms to closed containers on land. Well, I did not see them on the weekend, but I would say more than 3,000 people did come to protest the damage they have allowed to our wild salmon by the fish-farm lice blooms on fry migration routes.
May 6th, 2010
FIN IN THE NEWS: Environmental protection can coexist with economic prosperity
April 26th, 2010
HST - Respect the will of British Columbians
Vancouver, BC — The Canadian Press Published on Thursday, Apr. 22, 2010 3:27PM EDT Last updated on Thursday, Apr. 22, 2010 3:30PM EDT Federal NDP Leader Jack Layton has sent a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, urging him to suspend implementation of the harmonized sales tax until a proposed B.C. referendum is held. Opponents of the blended federal and provincial sales tax have until early July to get enough names on a petition to force a referendum on the tax that is due to take effect July 1. Mr. Layton's letter tells Mr. Harper that British Columbians are overwhelmingly opposed to the tax, which will cover things not previously subject to provincial sales tax. The B.C. Liberals announced the tax last year after promising in the election that they wouldn't impose it. Mr. Layton says Ontarians, who also face the HST on July 1, haven't been as vocal but he expects that province's government to pay at the polls once the tax hits voters' wallets.
April 16th, 2010
FIN IN THE NEWS: Have your say on the HST
Add your voice to petition
from The Royal City Record
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Something is happening in British Columbia this week. People from all over the province are lining up to sign the initiative petition against the harmonized sales tax (HST) set to be implemented on July 1 by the federal Conservatives and the B.C. Liberals. I will be standing with them.
March 26th, 2010
FIN IN THE NEWS: No tankers on BC's north coast
March 26th, 2010
FIN IN THE NEWS: No promise is worth the risk
Canadian bill would ban tankers from key British Columbia waterways
Houston (Platts)--26Mar2010/1239 pm EDT/1639 GMT
Legislation to be introduced Friday into the Canadian Parliament would ban oil tankers in three British Columbia waterways upon which Enbridge is dependent for moving crude from Alberta's oil sands region to Asia and the USWest Coast.
March 25th, 2010
FIN IN THE NEWS: I feel it is my job to hold the government accountable
March 24th, 2010
FIN IN THE NEWS: Protect the tanker moritorium
Published | Publié: 2010-03-26 PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN (FINAL) NEWS, Page: 1 / FRONT
No coastal tankers Donnelly
Gordon Hoekstra, The Citizen
B.C. NDP MP Finn Donnelly, who twice swam the entire length Fraser River to raise awareness of the threats to the watershed, plans to table a private members' bill this week calling for a moratorium on oil tanker traffic in the inland waters off of B.C.'s northwest coast.
March 6th, 2010