Green candidate Jessica Alexander, told the crowd that the issues plaguing the salmon farming industry cannot be fixed through regulation. Jessica attended the Cooke open house in Blandford and then spoke outside at the rally last Wednesday.
“To protect marine ecosystems and debilitated wild salmon populations, our only choice is to move fish farming out of the water,” - Jessica Alexander, Green Party, Chester-St.Margarets
The rally took place outside the Blandford Community Centre with the other three candidates for the riding — Danielle Barkhouse (PC), Amy Riestma (NDP), and Jacob Killawee (Liberal) — at an event hosted by the Twin Bays Coalition and the Healthy Bays Network, two organizations opposed to fish farms on the south shore. Inside the community centre, Cooke Aquaculture was hosting a regulatory “open house” required for the expansion of its Bayswater fish farm — which has already happened."
Read about the event and the speeches of each candidate in this Article by: Tim Bousquet, Halifax Examiner. Link to full article here.
Jessica Alexander is the interim leader of the Green Party of Nova Scotia, click through to see Jessica's Facebook post below about the Rally and the Cooke open house which she attended with Thomas Trappenberg, Green Party MLA candidate for Lunenburg County.