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March 18th, 2011

IN THE NEWS ~ As sockeye stocks collapsed, researchers were pressed to help MPs explain the catastrophe in their own words, commission told

FISHERIES From salmon scientists to speechwriters As sockeye stocks collapsed, researchers were pressed to help MPs explain the catastrophe in their own words, commission told MARK HUME GLOBE AND MAIL (METRO) BRITISH COLUMBIA N, Page: S1

December 10th, 2009

NEWS ~ NDP TO CONTINUE FIGHT ON HST

OTTAWA – Local Members of Parliament Peter Julian, MP (Burnaby-New Westminster), Bill Siksay (Burnaby Douglas), Fin Donnelly (New Westminster-Coquitlam-Port Moody) and their NDP colleagues are pledging to continue the fight on the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) after the Conservative/Liberal closure motion shut down debate on the HST Bill going through Parliament.

November 25th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~Presenting petitions ~ push for a judicial inquiry on the Fraser River sockeye salmon

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, I am proud to present a petition signed by several hundred residents of the B.C. coast, the Lower Mainland, Victoria, Qualicum Beach and Port Alberni right up to Quadra Island and the Sunshine Coast. They join their voices to the thousands upon thousands of British Columbians who have joined the NDP's push for a judicial inquiry on the Fraser River sockeye.

November 20th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ SAVE OUR WILD SALMON / AGIR DÈS MAINTENANT POUR SAUVER NOS SAUMONS SAUVAGES

WINNING THE JUDICIAL INQUIRY FOR THE SALMON CRISIS IS A GREAT FIRST STEP TO SAVING OUR WILD SALMON

November 18th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Plenty of questions to answer in fish inquiry

Burnaby Now Section: Opinion

Plenty of questions to answer in fish inquiry

Finally a Canadian prime minister is doing what none of his predecessors had the guts to do: Ask why Fraser River sockeye are going the way of the Atlantic cod.

November 6th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Judicial Inquiry to look into B.C. salmon fishery

Federal inquiry into B.C. salmon loss David Akin, Canwest News Service

EDMONTON JOURNAL (FINAL) NEWS, Page: A5 DUPLICATES: THE JOURNAL-PIONEER (SUMMERSIDE), NEW BRUNSWICK TELEGRAPH-JOURNAL, THE DAILY NEWS (NANAIMO) (FINAL), CALGARY HERALD (FINAL), THE STARPHOENIX (SASKATOON) (FINAL), TIMES COLONIST (VICTORIA) (FINAL)

November 2nd, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP Is Right to Call for Sockeye Inquiry

NDP Is Right to Call for Sockeye Inquiry The catastrophe doesn't seem to concern Tories, Grits. In fact, they don't want to know. By Rafe Mair, Today, TheTyee.ca

October 30th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ on wild salmon crisis

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Question Period

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, a few months ago, the sockeye salmon run in the Fraser River in B.C. collapsed. Ninety per cent of the fish simply disappeared. We saw, under a former Liberal government, the costs of ignoring the initial signs of a fishery collapse. That led to the near extinction of the Atlantic cod.

October 23rd, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP CALLS FOR AN INDEPENDENT JUDICIAL INQUIRY ON SALMON CRISIS

The federal New Democrats are calling for an immediate independent judicial inquiry into the catastrophic collapse of the Fraser River sockeye run to ensure that west coast salmon don’t go the way of Atlantic cod.

October 14th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Julian says 'crisis' needs better response; Local MP says DFO not taking problem seriously

Julian says 'crisis' needs better response; Local MP says DFO not taking problem seriously The Record (New Westminster) Wed Oct 14 2009 Section: News Byline: Jennifer Moreau

October 5th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Wild salmon crisis

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, Conservatives used to care about the B.C. salmon industry that supports tens of thousands of jobs. With the loss of two million fish in 2004, some B.C. Conservatives actually spoke on the issue, not very well of course, but at least they spoke. That was then, this is now.

September 16th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Application for Emergency Debate ~ on the collapse of the sockeye salmon run in British Colombia

40th Parliament, 2nd Session Speaker : Mr. Julian Context : Applications for Emergency Debate

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter requiring urgent consideration, of immediate relevance and concern throughout Canada.

September 12th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ MP wants summit on salmon

Saturday, September 12, 2009 Jennifer Moreau Burnaby Now

Burnaby-New Westminster MP Peter Julian is renewing calls for an emergency summit on the millions of missing sockeye in the Fraser River and asking the federal government to step up fish farm regulations.

September 4th, 2009

NEWS ~ NEW DEMOCRATS DEMAND ACTION FROM FISHERIES MINISTER

BC wild salmon stocks being left high and dry

OTTAWA – Indications that the BC government will not be regulating salmon farms mean that the industry will be left to regulate itself. New Democrat Fisheries and Oceans Critic Peter Stoffer (Sackville-Eastern Shore) and Western Fisheries Critic Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) are calling on the Harper Conservative government to take immediate action to protect the BC salmon stocks.

September 2nd, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Mysterious disappearance of millions of sockeye salmon in Western Canada / Mystérieuse disparition de millions de saumons rouges dans l'ouest du Canada

(below is a translation into English of this article)

Le Monde Anne Pélouas SECTION: Environnement & Sciences _______________________________________ Mystérieuse disparition de millions de saumons rouges dans l'ouest du Canada ________________________________________ Près de neuf millions de saumons rouges, ou saumons sockeye, auraient disparu lors de leur migration d'été, selon le ministère canadien des pêches et des océans. Depuis leur publication, mi-août, le débat fait rage sur les causes de cette disparition aux conséquences dramatiques pour l'économie et l'environnement.

August 21st, 2009

DON’T LET WILD SALMON FOLLOW COD INTO OBLIVION ~ NE LAISSEZ PAS LE SAUMON SUBIR LE MÊME SORT QUE LA MORUE

DON’T LET WILD SALMON FOLLOW COD INTO OBLIVION New Democrats present action plan to immediately address salmon crisis

April 29th, 2009

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting Petitions ~ on the issue of the halibut allocation

40th Parliament, 2nd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, I am presenting a petition today from over 100 individuals from southern Vancouver Island, communities of Victoria, Saanich, Sidney, Chemainus, Duncan, Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo.

February 13th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Aquaculture ruling won't affect N.B. for now; Ottawa ordered to take over regulation of B.C. fish farms

PUBLICATION: Times & Transcript (Moncton) DATE: 2009.02.13 SECTION: News;News PAGE: A6 BYLINE: Jesse Robichaud Times & Transcript Staff COPYRIGHT: © 2009 Times & Transcript (Moncton) WORD COUNT: 422 ________________________________________ Aquaculture ruling won't affect N.B. for now; Ottawa ordered to take over regulation of B.C. fish farms ________________________________________ It is business as usual, at least for now, for New Brunswick's aquaculture industry after a British Columbia court ordered Ottawa to take over regulation of that province's industry.

February 12th, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Ottawa unprepared for fish farms; B.C. NDP critic fears Tories have no plan to deal with issue

PUBLICATION: The Daily News (Nanaimo) DATE: 2009.02.12 EDITION: Final SECTION: News PAGE: A4 BYLINE: Robert Barron SOURCE: The Daily News WORD COUNT: 323 ________________________________________ Ottawa unprepared for fish farms; B.C. NDP critic fears Tories have no plan to deal with issue ________________________________________ Peter Julian says he is "stunned" by the federal government's lack of preparation to address the issue of fish farms in B.C.

February 2nd, 2009

IN THE NEWS ~ Federal government working with B.C. to manage aquaculture: fisheries minister

PUBLICATION: The Whitehorse Star DATE: 2009.02.12 SECTION: Environment PAGE: 11 SOURCE: THE CANADIAN PRESS DATELINE: VANCOUVER WORD COUNT: 263 ________________________________________ Federal government working with B.C. to manage aquaculture: fisheries minister ________________________________________ Federal NDP fisheries critic Peter Julian says he is "appalled" that the federal government doesn't have a contingency plan in place after the B.C. Supreme Court ruled Ottawa should take over management of the controversial salmon farm industry.