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Mum’s the word now over ‘authorizing water pollution’.

You might remember a few days ago that I was highlighting a letter from Keith Ashfield, our Fisheries Minister, proudly proclaiming that the federal budget implementation bill ‘will offer new tools to “authorize” water pollution, while allowing the government to outsource services to protect the country’s waterways’, because the current Fisheries Act does not have enough options for industry to ‘disrupt or contaminate fish habitat’.

Well, since that letter got released, suddenly Minister Ashfield got media-shy, and he isn’t so ready to proclaim that in public, or give a public explanation:

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s minister in charge of protecting Canada’s fisheries does not appear to have an explanation for […]

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