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NEWS RELEASE · 5th April 2011
Alexandra Morton
B.C. voters need to know: which federal candidates have the backbone to stand up and protect wild salmon?
Alexandra Morton begins election education campaign

Alexandra Morton has launched a “Vote Salmon” campaign today, April 5, 2011, from the Broughton Archipelago. It is designed to help voters make a more informed decision on Election Day.

Beginning April 13th, Morton will visit numerous candidate campaign offices in British Columbia seeking the candidates who support – wild salmon. Her findings will be reported at www.Votesalmon.ca

The Questions:

1. Will you stake your reputation that these Norwegian aquaculture companies are not releasing foreign viruses into BC?

2. Will you work to build an innovative, land-based Canadian aquaculture industry to provide jobs to the 1,259 people directly employed by salmon feedlots?

3. Will you remove salmon feedlots from BC waters within 12 months of being elected?

“The questions were developed because British Columbia's wild salmon are dying of politics," said Alexandra Morton. She observed, "This election is critical. Our resources are being degraded by an out of control corporate economy. We are a rich province, but only as long as we remain ecologically intact. We are losing our rights to protect the places we call home. The people of British Columbia need to know who has the backbone to stand up for us before we go to the polls. Would you remove these polluting salmon feedlots from BC waters now? A simple yes or no, please!"

Alexandra Morton resisted efforts by the NDP to recruit her as a federal candidate. She will continue her nonpartisan activities and this campaign was designed to give people the opportunity to keep their wild salmon.