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John Cummins, M.P. - News 2005

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Fishery Officers Face Threats to Their Safety

Delta, B.C. —“Greg Savard, Director of Conservation and Protection for Fisheries and Oceans in the Pacific Region, is misleading the public when he downplays the violent reaction of Cheam fishermen to DFO enforcement efforts,” said John Cummins, M.P. (Delta-Richmond East). (more)
  August 17, 2005
Deadline Set for Receipt of Melvin Report

OTTAWA - “The Fisheries Committee has issued a formal request to the Deputy Minister of Fisheries for the Melvin Report,” said John Cummins, M.P. (Delta-Richmond East)... (more)

  April 26, 2005
High Level CMHC Documents Implicate Corporation

OTTAWA - “Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation (CMHC) documents reveal the government agency believed in 1981 that moisture induced problems were causing rot and structural damage in newly constructed homes, particularly in coastal areas,” said John Cummins, M.P. (Delta-Richmond East).... (more)

  April 22, 2005
CMHC Must Address Its Failure to Warn Homeowners

OTTAWA - “Internal Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation documents reveal the Corporation (CMHC) was aware in 1981-82 that a serious moisture problem was causing damage in housing across Canada, particularly in coastal British Columbia and Newfoundland,” said John Cummins, M.P. (Delta-Richmond East)... (more)

  April 19, 2005

OTTAWA - On April 14, 2005 the Fisheries Committee agreed to a demand from John Cummins, M.P. (Delta-Richmond East) that the Committee request a copy of the Melvin Report from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans... (more)

  April 19, 2005

Fishermen Should Beware
The Minister of Fisheries Has Another Plan

OTTAWA - "The bureaucrats and the Fisheries Minister who brought us the Fraser River disaster in 2004 now see fit to do to fishermen in 2005 what then did to the sockeye in 2004," said John Cummins, M.P. (Delta-Richmond East). "The gang that couldn't shoot straight would now restructure the public fishery without any evidence their plans will lead to more effective management of the resource." ... (more)

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April 14, 2005

Fisheries Violations Alert

OTTAWA - "Fisheries Officers have been advised to expect severe cuts to their ranks in the Pacific Region. We are in danger of repeating the 2004 disaster with a weakened enforcement unit at DFO," said John Cummins, M.P. (Delta-Richmond East)... (more)

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April 14, 2005

Memo Reveals Armed Poachers Still Pose a Threat to Fishery Officers

OTTAWA - “Weapons in the hands of poachers are still a concern for Fisheries Officers patrolling the Fraser River,” said John Cummins, M.P. (Delta-Richmond East). Internal Department of Fisheries documents received under the Access to Information Act reveal that weapons continue to be a threat to Fisheries Officers. In a January 11, 2005 memo the Detachment Supervisor for Conservation and Protection Field Units in Mission and Chilliwack requested “weapons profiles” on poachers his men have to deal with so that they will not be faced with any “surprises”... (more)

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April 13, 2005

Fisheries Minister Shuts Down Williams

Afraid Williams Committee Getting Too Close To The Truth?
OTTAWA - "The Minister of Fisheries has shut down the investigation into his Department's management of the 2004 salmon fishery in British Columbia," said John Cummins, M.P. (Delta-Richmond East). The Williams Committee was scheduled to finish the second half of its review in the next few weeks and submit Part II of its report in May. It was to deal with the evidence of illegal fishing in the Somass River on Vancouver Island and problems in the management of other Fraser River salmon stocks. The hearings have already been held ...

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April 12, 2005

The Williams Report Offers Crumbs to Fishermen Rather Than An Action Plan

OTTAWA - "Vancouver lawyer Bryan Williams seems to think more negotiations, more studies, more reports and more meetings will protect sockeye runs in 2005," said John Cummins, M.P. (Delta-Richmond East) "Williams knew nothing about the sockeye fishery before he held public hearings throughout British Columbia and unfortunately he appears to have learned little about the fishery after hearing from fishermen and fishery officers." ... (more)

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April 7, 2005

Tom Wappel, M.P., Chairman, March 2005

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee has studied the 2004 Fraser River sockeye salmon harvest and is pleased to report as follows: ... (more)

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March 2005

Aboriginal Matters
John Cummins seeks details of federal spending on aboriginal matters in Delta - Richmond East... (more)

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February 8, 2005

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