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Launching our Oceans Report on Parliament Hill


On June 2, CPAWS and the International Conservation Caucus sponsored a reception on Parliament Hill to kick off oceans week and the release of our oceans report, Dare to be Deep: Charting Canada’s Course to 2020.

Guests enjoyed lively conversation, sustainable seafood from The Whalesbone, and the opportunity to pose with our new whale mascot! We also heard from Sabine Jessen, National Director of our Oceans Program, MP Joyce Murray, Chair, International Conservation Caucus, and Danielle Monosson, First Secretary, Economic Section, Embassy of the United States. It was a whale of a time!

Photo Credits: Our Whale Mascot, Éric Hébert-Daly (National Executive Director, CPAWS), Sabine Jessen (National Director, Oceans Program), Joyce Murray (Chair, International Conservation Caucus),Geoff Regan (MP, Halifax West), Ellen Adelberg (Director of Communications, CPAWS), Danielle Monosson (First Secretary, Economic Section, US Embassy), Lawrence MacAulay (MP, Cardigan), Fin Donnelly (MP, New Westminster-Coquitlan), Oliver Kent (President, CPAWS), Robert Chisholm (MP, Dartmouth-Cole Harbour),Murray Rankin (MP, Victoria), Alexandre Boulerice (MP, Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie), Megan leslie (MP, Halifax), Garry Breitkreuz (MP, Yorkton-Melville and Chair, Outdoor Caucus), Jean Crowder (MP, Naniamo-Cowichan), John McKay (MP, Scarborough-Guildwood), Jill Sturdy (National Conservation Coordinator, CPAWS), Senator Terry Mercer