October 27, 2017

NDP Minister Popham threatens salmon farmers, poses with protesters

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

A series of missteps have landed BC’s Agriculture Minister, Lana Popham in hot water after she penned a letter to Marine Harvest Canada admonishing the company for restocking a salmon farm that’s been occupied by anti-salmon farm activists since August. 

Popham also hinted that she may be revoking the company's permits and evicting them all together further stating: "Whatever operational decisions you should choose to make, the Province retains all of its rights under the current tenure agreements, including potentially the requirement that you return possession of tenured sites at the end of the current terms."

The provincial government's permits expire in June 2018. This letter reads a lot like an eviction notice, and that was just the tip of the iceberg with Popham.

Watch as I share some background along with a conflict of interest allegation Popham made against scientist Dr. Gary Marty, which resulted in activists and First Nations filing a complaint attempting to get him fired, and Premier Horgan stepping in.

Dr. Marty handled the kerfuffle with class, but the question remains— why is the cabinet minister whose job it is to responsibly oversee this, industry acting like she's an activist campaigning against the industry?

How can an NDP cabinet minister claim there is a conflict of interest at a laboratory when she clearly faces her own in the apparent chumminess with protesters while sending threatening letters to industry partners?

It’s no wonder Premier Horgan took this file on.

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commented 2017-10-31 00:54:54 -0400
In case my previous comment was too “obtuse” for some, let’s remember that fish farms a multi billion dollar industry in B.C. copying Norway’s initial success at providing fresh fish to markets all year round… Fish farms in B.C. in the 70s – and I remember it well – were opposed by commercial trollers because up to then they had the market cornered – for at least part of the year anyway… The other exemption to fishing quotas and rules continue to be those gentlemen selling “traditional food fare” off those trucks in pub parking lots… Around the time we first left B.C. because of the NDP government in 1995 ruining the economy, I’ll never forget the pending court case when some band member in Sumas was caught with 82 TONS of salmon in his commercial food locker… The “protest game” continues to this day for obvious reasons… Too bad “Barbie Popham” is part of it…
commented 2017-10-30 13:23:47 -0400
Popham is an incompetent loon . . . that’s what you get with the NDP !

The folks in BC never learn . . . NDP destroyed the province in the 70s . . .
NDP destroyed the province in the 90s . . .
Now the NDP is going to turn BC into another disaster . . . who in their right mind thinks these marxists have a friggin clue?

The Future of BC and Canada is going in the wrong direction . . . like our dollar and debt ! ! !
commented 2017-10-29 18:59:46 -0400
NDP, No Democracy Party destroying everything they can in their quest for a communist state!
commented 2017-10-29 03:24:19 -0400
Yeah… Heaven help us if anything should stop the “native brothers” selling “traditional fare” out of back of every pickup truck parked in every pub parking lot in B.C. …
commented 2017-10-28 22:03:00 -0400
If this bolshevik’s actions result in damage – sue him back to the stone age he came from. Then throw him into a “kick” circle of people he has damaged.
commented 2017-10-28 16:22:44 -0400
I take it that the “protesters” are on private land. Why haven’t the police arrested them all? What business is it of the minister if the company wants to restock – its doing legal business and well within its rights. Oh, because it might upset some butterfly brained protester? Grow up and join the real world.
commented 2017-10-28 16:10:40 -0400
Me Notyou and they would have to pay for the bullet for a greater bit of irony.
commented 2017-10-28 06:43:15 -0400
It’s a pipe dream but wouldn’t it be nice if all the activists welfare cheques were directly funded from the tax revenues derived from the very industries they aim to destroy. No industry , no welfare, period.
Mark Levin opened his radio show last night on the subject of Tom Steyer’s growing attempts to have Donald Trump impeached. We all know Steyer’s involvement in destroying “OUR” oil industry and consequently our energy independence. Steyers ,Soros , Rockefeller Foundation are all involved in destroying Canada. They are taking down one democratic free market based nation at a time. Scary.
commented 2017-10-28 02:48:08 -0400
Pop goes the weasel..
commented 2017-10-28 01:45:30 -0400
Careful, Lefties.

Your antics may just get socialism outlawed.

The punishment for practising socialism …


I have no problem with that. And I will be pleased to pull the trigger if someone is required.
commented 2017-10-27 23:06:36 -0400
Commie Dippers and the children of Marx who popuate the ranks of the extremist pressure groups who they use as justification to act, are not interested in science, truth, fairness or even “justice” – this is a destructive delusional attack on free enterprise (AKA “capitalism”) If we can’t deal with these radicals democratically or in the courts there is only one recourse for dealing with rogue government.
commented 2017-10-27 21:27:57 -0400
Glad you are calling out the hypocrisy Christopher. This is why the left hate the Rebel, they keep uncovering what they think they have a right to keep under the radar. Expose these people who would bring the province and the country if we let them, to a halt. Agenda ,agenda, agenda, nothing but post resource agenda. They want to shut this country down.
commented 2017-10-27 19:16:47 -0400
“Sensitive time, sensitive discussions…” Popham, consider this, too bloody sensitive is the problem! Feelings over facts/science is the leftist way!
commented 2017-10-27 18:50:28 -0400
Popp looks like she is a true Marxists NDPer.