Throne Speech 2013
Parliament for 2013
Richmond Electoral District
The following statement was issued to local media:
As I indicated at the event in Richmond on October 11, 2012, our Government condemns the reprehensible practise of shark “finning”, which has been banned in Canada since 1994.
On the other hand, I am of the view that shark which comes from a legal, humane and sustainable fishery is no different from any other food that Canadians may or may not choose to consume.
As noted, I do engage with the Chinese-Canadian media on a regular basis in both Mandarin and Cantonese. However, it is unfortunate that the Richmond News and the Richmond Review were not notified of this local event.
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