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WCS Canada Comments - Ontario’s Sustainable Bait Management Strategy - November 2019
We provide comments on Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) Sustainable Bait Management Strategy. We support some of the proposed initiatives, including requirement of receipts and documentation for anglers using bait, and the emphasis placed on education and training for industrial and recreational harvesters involved in the bait industry in Ontario. However, there is room for improvement to reduce the ecological risk that the bait industry poses to freshwater systems in Ontario.
WCS Canada Comments - Formal Request for a Regional Assessment with respect to Marten Falls Community Access Road Project and Webequie Supply Road - November 2019
We provide a formal request to conduct a regional assessment for the Ring of Fire area of northern Ontario. This assessment can be used as an effective example of the new Federal Impact Assessment Act.
WCS Canada Comments - Recommended Whitehorse and Southern Lakes Forest Resources Management Plan - October 2019
We provide comments on the Yukon government's 2019 Forest Resources Management Plan for the Whitehorse and Southern Lakes area.
WCS Canada Comments - Marten Falls Community Access Road Project Assessment - August 2019
We are providing comments on the proposal by the Marten Falls First Nation to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency who are determining whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the designated project. We recommend that a federal assessment must be undertaken for this project, and that the federal Environmental Assessment Agency should use the Ring of Fire to complete a pilot regional assessment under the new Impact Assessment Act.
WCS Comments - United Kingdom Ivory Act - August 2019
WCS provided comments to the UK's Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs regarding the "non-elephant ivory trade". We recommend not including Pacific walrus ivory products in legislative restrictions due to the importance of Native Alaskans’ reliance on natural resources for their economic and cultural vitality.
WCS Canada Comments - Recovery strategy for Ontario's Ontario’s Eastern Whip-poorwill - August 2019
We provide comments on the province of Ontario's recovery strategy outlined for the Eastern Whip-poor-will, an aerial insectivore.
WCS Canada Comments - Webequie Supply Road Project Assessment - August 2019
We are providing comments on the proposal by Webequie First Nation to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency who are determining whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the designated project. We recommend that a federal assessment must be undertaken for this project, and that the federal Environmental Assessment Agency should use the Ring of Fire to complete a pilot regional assessment under the new Impact Assessment Act.

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