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WildAid Applauds Appointment of Kent to Environment Post

WildAid Canada commends Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the appointment of former broadcaster Peter Kent to the federal Environment portfolio.

"Minister Kent is extremely forward-thinking and we look forward to working with him closely in his new role," said Rob Sinclair, Executive Director, WildAid Canada. "We hope that ending the illegal wildlife trade here in Canada will be one of his top priorities."

Brantford Shark Fin By-law Leads to Toronto Action

A Toronto City Councillor is moving to ban shark fin in the city as a direct result of a similar by-law recently passed by the City of Brantford. Councillor Glen De Baermaker, a member of Toronto’s Licensing and Standards Committee, said yesterday:

“Brantford is the first municipality in Canada, I say congratulations to them, they did a wonderful thing. I’ll be moving a notice of motion at the June Toronto Council meeting to follow their lead,” in an interview aired Monday evening on Global TV News.

Toronto councillors set to propose ban on shark fin

A pair of Toronto city councillors will propose a city-wide ban of the possession, sale and consumption of shark fin at a press conference on Monday.

Councillors Glenn De Baeremaeker and Kristyn Wong-Tam are aiming to gather support from Toronto residents with a campaign called "Celebrate Sharks Summer Tour." The campaign intends to create a petition with 10,000 signatures.

The councillors will be joined by Rob Steward, the award-winning documentary filmmaker of "Sharkwater," and Rob Sinclair, the executive director of WildAid Canada.

Canada

Since 2008, WildAid Canada has been active in building partnerships with business, educators, and governments throughout the country. We are pursuing a variety of initiatives designed to counter the multi-billion dollar illegal international trade in wildlife products and to implement national programs to reduce the human threat to wildlife.

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