Ape Goes to the In Solidarity with Heiltsuk Save On Foods Info. Picket Mar. 31, 2015

Went down to the demo in solidarity with the Heiltsuk in front of the Fort and Foul Bay Save on Foods. Save On is owned by Canada’s richest man, Jim Pattison. The demo is about the Jim Pattison group’s fishing arm, Canfisco and the herring roe “kill” fishery going on in Heiltsuk territory. The band, who have their own herring roe fishery that does not kill the fish, have repeatedly told the Canadian government’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) herring numbers are not strong enough to allow a fishery this year. They themselves are holding boats at the docks, but the government of Canada refuses to either listen, or respect the wishes of the natives. Demonstrations at the DFO offices in Vancouver and at the offices of Pattison’s Canfisco are ongoing, as was today’s action in Victoria.

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