Welcome to the Working Coast BC blog. We hope to use this feature to keep our followers and supporters updated and informed on coastal happenings that are of concern to working families and people working for a sustainable economy on the coast.
Please follow along as we present news items and information on supporting a sustainable economy for coastal communities.
Join us in sending a message of welcome to new DFO Minister Jonathan Wilkinson. We have just launched our latest letter action which can be found here.
We need to let Minister Wilkinson know how important and valuable the industry means to our workers, families, and communities.
Here is a bit more information on the Minister from the DFO website:
"The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson spent more than 20 successful years in the private sector, and held leadership positions with a number of companies dedicated to the development of green technologies. His time as CEO of both QuestAir Technologies and BioteQ Environmental Technologies, in addition to his time as senior Vice President of Business Development with Nexterra, provided him with extensive experience in the energy and environmental technology sectors. Minister Wilkinson has also previously worked at Bain and Company, a leading global management consultancy.
A Rhodes Scholar, Minister Wilkinson made use of his educational background in public policy when he worked as a constitutional negotiator and a federal-provincial relations specialist. He has served on several industry and charitable boards, including the United Way of the Lower Mainland, the B.C. Technology Industry Association, and the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation.
Minister Wilkinson has deep roots in North Vancouver, where he has spent the last 16 years raising his family alongside his wife Tara. An avid runner and outdoorsman, he has also served as a coach for the North Shore Girls Soccer Association.
Minister Wilkinson served as a parliamentary secretary from 2015 until 2018, when he was appointed Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard."
With only a short time left until the deadline runs out on the farm tenures we have added a new letter tool. Send a letter to Premier Horgan and his senior government MinistersRead more
Listen to an interesting discussion on fish farming on CKNW Jon McComb show, June 8th, 2018Read more
In press conference today in Campbell River, First Nations aquaculture supporters send strong message to foreign activistsRead more