for you to
special note, commercial fishing in Ontario does not include charter boats, or the charter boat industry - just netting, such as gill netting, trawl netting and hoop nets etc.
The very first thing you should do is learn all you can about
this sad situation of 'wholesale' commercial harvesting of this
precious re-newable natural resource.
At the bottom of this page, you'll find the address for Our Premier of Ontario - Dalton McGuinty.
- PARTICIPATE. -The more letters of protest that the Ontario government receives, especially from AMERICAN sport fisher-folk - the better!
BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY - LOBBY YOUR STATE POLITICIANS - ask them to pressure the Ontario government - on your behalf - to stop commercial fishing on the Canadian side of Lake Erie - including any form of netting done by indians/natives.
GET INVOLVED - take your concerns to your fishing/sportsmen's clubs, take up petitions, and send them to both the Ontario and your State governments.
DON'T LOSE YOUR FOCUS!Be aware that the Ontario government is a huge bureaucratic giant, and many of the people in this entity, like their political boss's, are masters of deception. They're going to hit you with facts and figures that'll suggest that commercial fishing is not only a wonderful occupation, but they will try to convince you that commercial fishing is NEEDED.
When they lay this crap on you remember BBB = Bullshit Baffles Brains - STAY FOCUSED! Don't waste your time disputing their statements - they've got mega high paid people to crunch numbers - in support of the commercial fishing industry; albeit most of the original numbers are taken from the commercial fishing industry itself, not a non-partisan or independent fact gathering agency. THE BOTTOM LINE MUST BE - TO STOP COMMERCIAL FISHING, AND NETTING OF FISH BY INDIANS/NATIVES.
THE MOST IMPORTANT/SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITIES THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DO; BOTH AS INDIVIDUALS, AND ORGANIZED GROUPS, SUCH AS FISH & GAME CLUBS - IS TO LOBBY YOUR US AND STATE POLITICIANS TO PRESSURE ONTARIO POLITICIANS TO STOP COMMERCIAL FISHING, AND ANY NETTING OF FISH FROM LAKE ERIE BY INDIANS/NATIVES
Be aware also that our Ontario government
is a gruff opponent. They've already 'beaten' our Doctor's
Union, some of the most highly educated people in Ontario - then they 'whipped'
the teachers union - so little chance you and I will have against these
people of strong 'political will'. But - the bigger
they are - the harder they fall - so take comfort in this. The
only way to stand up to them is by having US and STATE politicians pressure
them with a united stand against commercial fishing, and netting of fish
by Indians/Natives in Lake Erie - stay focused - NOTHING ELSE WILL DO
- no concessions - no giving in - no political trickery or deceptions.
I NEED you to help support me & my cause - by visiting my product
section and purchasing my written & hard products where you
SEND YOUR PETITIONS AND COMMENTS TO YOUR STATE AND US POLITICIANS - WITH COPIES TO THE FOLLOWING TWO ONTARIO POLITICIANS
The Premier of Ontario: Dalton McGuinty
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