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Natural Resources & Extraction

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Aquaculture

Conservative

  • Maintain removal of salmon farms from the Discovery Islands.
  • Assign responsibility for industry growth to another department, so DFO can focus on enforcement.
  • Create a modern Aquaculture Act.
  • Ensure the DFO & CFIA are adequately resourced.
  • Strengthen salmon farm monitoring reqs.

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NDP

Work with BC and First Nations to support switching to land-based closed-containment systems.

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Green

  • Work with Indigenous & provincial governments to phase out open net-pen finfish aquaculture in Pacific waters by 2025 & all Canadian waters by 2030.
  • Support a just transition for impacted workers.
  • Incentivise the move to land-based closed containment facilities.
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Fisheries

Conservative

  • Prioritize stock assessments, stock recovery planning, & enforcement of catch limits, incorporating climate change risks.
  • Work w/ Indigenous rights-holders & commercial harvesters to develop management plans.
  • Create a Seafood Development Agency.
  • Develop a Pacific Salmon Strategy.

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NDP

  • Fully implement Cohen Commission recommendations.
  • Work with BC and First Nations to support transition to land-based closed-containment systems.
  • Allocate resources to fisheries on the principles of adjacency, historic dependence, and sustainability, while respecting Indigenous rights.
  • Invest in habitat restoration & rebuilding fish stocks.
  • Improve response to oil spills & derelict vessels.

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Green

  • Support Nation-to-Nation engagement on managing shared marine resources to avoid disputes on fisheries law.
  • Allocate funding to fill knowledge gaps for stocks.
  • Complete rebuilding plans by 2024 for the 26 stocks currently in the critical zone.
  • Entrench owner-operator & fleet separation policies in the Fisheries Act.
  • Implement recommendations of the Standing Committee on Fisheries & Oceans report.

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Forestry

Liberal

Increase investments in the Forest Industry Transformation program.

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Conservative

  • Resolve the Softwood Lumber Dispute with the US.
  • Establish a Task Force on Woodland Caribou.
  • Increase funding to control forest pest species.
  • Invest in early detection of wildfires.
  • Work with Provinces, Territories, and stakeholders to develop a Forestry Future Strategy.

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NDP

  • Support value-added Canadian wood products.
  • Support forestry research & development.
  • Expand market access for wood products.

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Green

  • Fund new & innovative value-added forestry-based manufacturing facilities in rural Canada.
  • Work with governments to make sure that wood products are environmentally & economically sustainable in rural Canada.

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Hydraulic Fracturing

Green

Ban hydraulic fracturing.
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Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

Conservative

Promote development and export of LNG, including through projects like LNG Canada, through an LNG Export Strategy.
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Mining

Liberal

Double the Mineral Exploration Tax Credit for materials on the Canadian list of critical materials which are essential to the manufacturing of clean tech.

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Conservative

  • Implement a Critical Minerals Strategy, including policies to facilitate mining lithium.
  • Support initiatives to recover critical minerals from historical mine wastes while remediating long-term environmental liabilities.
  • Adopt a pan-Canadian low carbon aluminum purchasing policy.

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NDP

Strengthen the federal environmental impact assessment process for new coal mines and mine expansion projects.
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Off-Shore Oil

Conservative

Invest $1.5 billion in Newfoundland and Labrador's offshore oil industry.
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Green

Cancel all new oil exploration projects, including off-shore.
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Oil & Gas

Green

  • Cancel all new oil exploration projects.
  • End leasing of federal lands for fossil fuel production, and retire existing licenses.
  • Phase out existing oil & gas operations.
  • Phase out bitumen production between 2030 & 2035.

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Pipelines

Conservative

  • Build the Trans Mountain Expansion.
  • Push for the continued operation of Line 3 & Line 5.
  • Make pipelines exporting Canadian oil a priority.
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Green

Cancel all new pipeline projects, beginning with Trans Mountain.
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