March 20, 2018

Liberals hike migratory bird hunting fees in “cash grab” that hurts environment

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

 

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.

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commented 2018-03-23 13:43:26 -0400
“Climate change Canada”. What a sad joke.
commented 2018-03-21 15:36:40 -0400
More government meddleworkers at full throttle. First a carbon tax the won’t end global warming and now a duck tax that won’t help conserve ducks. Only from the Liberal braintrust and those who voted for them. Not at all like that mean old Harper who was out to screw over the environment.
commented 2018-03-21 08:19:41 -0400
Its like the 1.5 billion$$ that wee tax payers give to the CBC, it will be for not.
commented 2018-03-20 21:01:41 -0400
Didn’t the Minster of Sewage just authorize another massive sh*t dump by Montreal into the St. Lawrence? She should be made to swim there, this week!
commented 2018-03-20 20:49:40 -0400
As a hunter, any person that has disrespected me as such, I always would ask how much they contributed to wildlife conservation. After a bit if of classic JT….ah. ah , ah, um, um,….i would respond, thats what i thought not…nothing. I would respond with every licence purchased at great portion would go to wildlife conservation. Well i guess not so much any longer.