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Seal the Deal

Ask our MPs to seal the deal on MPAs.

This message has run its course now that the federal election campaign is underway. Thanks to all of you who sent this message to Ottawa.

The Government of Canada promised to protect at least 10% of Canada’s oceans by 2020. Right now only one percent is in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The government has candidates for MPAs but at the rate they’re going we’ll never get to 10% by 2020.

Map of recommended MPAs in Canada

Will you please send an e-mail to the Members of Parliament who are in the best position to improve our level of ocean protection and ask them to seal the deal?

They are:

  • Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (Conservative)
  • Robert Chisholm, Official opposition Critic for Fisheries and Oceans  (NDP)
  • Lawrence MacAulay, Critic for Fisheries and Oceans (Liberal)
  • Elizabeth May, (Green Party)
MPA candidates are waiting. Seal the deal! Photo: Haley Manning

Federal Oceans RecommendationsLiving Oceans and five other conservation organizations sent a set of MPA recommendations to every Member of Parliament urging them to step up the pace on marine protection.

Federal Oceans Recommendations Check out our Connecting Canadians interactive map showing how the ocean touches every province and territory in Canada.