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Ford is endangering Lake Erie with ‘foolish’ decision to move conservation officers inland

Ford is endangering Lake Erie with ‘foolish’ decision to move conservation officers inland

The Ford government is opening up the Lake Erie fishery to destructive overfishing and poaching with its “foolish” decision to move a crew of fisheries conservation officers 50 kilometres inland. “Doug Ford is sending Lake Erie conservation officers up the…

MNR slow to react

MNR slow to react

It is no surprise that the Ministry of Natural Resources is becoming known in some outdoors circles as the Ministry of Natural Disasters. It has been slow to react to the serious decline in the moose population across Northwestern Ontario…

The ministry of obfuscation

The ministry of obfuscation

When former Newfoundland MP John Crosbie was overseeing the Fisheries and Oceans department in the early 1990s, a radio show routinely referred to him as the minister responsible for all the fish, or just minister of fish. It was just for…

Falling through the cracks

Falling through the cracks

Hunters and anglers pride themselves on being good stewards of the environment. The claims they make in this area are, for the most part, true and verifiable. But as with any group, there are always a careless few who give…

OntORA Responds to Mr. Orazietti – MNR Fraud Allegations

OntORA Responds to Mr. Orazietti – MNR Fraud Allegations

Letter – Written by Mike Boudreau, President, OntORA. —————————————— Friday, 28 February 2014 The Honourable David Orazietti, Minister Ministry of Natural Resources dorazietti.mpp@liberal.ola.org minister.mnr@ontario.ca Honourable Sir: This is in reply to your recent public response to my letter to you…

Outdoor recreationists call for public inquiry on MNR activities

Outdoor recreationists call for public inquiry on MNR activities

This a copy of a letter sent to David Orazietti from Mike Boudreau, president of Ontario Outdoors Recreational Alliance, Inc., in regards to illegal actions of MNR employees. ************************************ Honourable Sir: On behalf of the Ontario Outdoors Recreational Alliance, Inc.…

Auditor General not happy camper

Auditor General not happy camper

Criticisms of Sault MPP David Orazietti’s Ministry of Natural Resources got lost in the forest of this month’s report by Ontario’s Auditor General. Bonnie Lysyk’s assessments of the fat-cat operation of Ontario Power Generation and the provincial government’s customary faulty…

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