Jonathan Wilkinson has been appointed the new Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard.
In an interview with Postmedia, Minister Wilkinson said “I’m certainly very proud as a member from British Columbia to take on this responsibility, and I very much look forward to working actively on very fundamental issues to B.C. and to Canada,”. It is significant that we now have a Fisheries Minister from the West Coast.
Minister Wilkinson has a background working within the private sector with companies dedicated to the development of green technologies. He also served as a parliamentary secretary from 2015-2018. He is the MP from North Vancouver. If we have any members from North Vancouver please consider reaching out to him to establish the BCTFA’s presence. If you need any speaking notes or assistance with your message please contact Tiare Boyes.
A recent press release from the Fisheries Council of Canada highlights Canada as a global leader in sustainable fisheries and emphasizes the need for further investment in the fisheries sector.