Jan. 20, 2014
Ecojustice, Ecology Action Centre, Living Oceans Society
Environmental groups take federal government to court for permitting manufacture of genetically modified salmon in Canada
Approval fails to consider invasiveness threat, puts wild salmon and environment at risk
Environmental groups want a court to decide if the federal government violated its own law by permitting the manufacture of genetically modified salmon in Canada.
“Canadians expect their government to implement, not ignore, the laws that protect our ecosystems from harm,” said Tanya Nayler, one of the Ecojustice lawyers representing Ecology Action Centre and Living Oceans Society. “By granting approval for this genetically modified species without obtaining all the legally required information, the government has failed to meet their legal obligation.”