Mr. Speaker, DFO announced it will end the popular education program called “salmonids in the classroom”.
For 40 years, this valuable program taught hundreds of thousands of students about the salmon life cycle. For a salmon-dependent region like British Columbia, to lose this cost-effective program is shameful. Hundreds of teachers, students, and parents have expressed their profound disappointment at this Liberal cut. They want the funding restored.
Can the minister provide a clear explanation of why he made the reckless decision to kill the salmonids in the classroom program?