Blue Dot Environmental Bill of Rights
April 12, 2017•26 min
Alaya Boisvert, manager of government relations for the Blue Dot Initiative at the David Suzuki Foundation, joins Lawrence Gunther this week on Blue fish Radio to discuss how countries around the world – 110 in total to date – have adopted an environmental bill of rights. Blue Dot is a grass-roots initiative sweeping across Canada that has now led to over 150 Canadian municipalities doing the same. Included is a statement from David Suzuki proclaiming his own love for fishing salmon, and his concerns over current unsustainable commercial fishing practices in our oceans. Alaya puts forward a strong case for why Canada needs to adopt an environmental bill of rights to ensure a future that includes a healthy life-sustaining environment for all, and one that ensures future generations are able to engage in the tradition of fishing.