The Liberals are turning the migratory bird hunting stamps program into a money grab, taking more fees from hunters and directing that revenue away from wetlands protection and into the coffers of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.
Someone has to pay for Catherine McKenna’s glamour photos and enormous staff, and the Liberals have chosen Canadian water-fowlers.
Up until now, the money from licensing had been split equally between the federal government and actual conservation activities, with half the money going to Environment and Climate Change Canada and the other half going to Wildlife Habitat Canada.
However, under newly introduced rules, the hunting license money will be weighted in favour of Environment and Climate Change Canada.
For a bunch of environmentalists, the Liberals sure don't seem to care about actual preservation of the environment.
Maybe you aren’t a hunter and think the wetlands are just a mosquito factory, but surely we can all disagree with the Liberals’ efforts to turn a self-sustaining, self-funding Canadian heritage activity into what seems like a cash grab.
The Liberals saw a group of people minding their own business, paying their own way, and managing their own sustainable activity, and decided to "fix" what wasn't broken.