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Canada to increase Tax-Free Savings Accounts to $5,500 in 2013

Ottawa - Canada's Department of Finance announced Monday that the amount savers and investors can put into the Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs) will rise an additional $500 from $5,000 to $5,500 per year starting Jan. 1, 2013.

Canadian sealing season is extended to May 31

Ottawa - The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Minister, Gail Shea, issued an announcement Tuesday to say she had extended the annual seal hunt to May 31st.

Inquiry into 2009 BC Sockeye salmon collapse is underway

Hearings for the inquiry looking into the collapse of the Fraser River Sockeye salmon fishery in 2009 got underway this week in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Bluefin tuna not protected after Canada sides with Japan

Gail Shea, Minister of Canada's Fisheries and Oceans provoked debate across Canada Friday after she backed Japan's stance on continuing to fish the endangered bluefin tuna.

Canadian seal quota increased but weather might kill hunt

Disregarding the collapsing market for Canadian seal products, and the spring-like conditions that have been melting the sea ice, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea announced an increase in limits to this year's seal hunt.

PETA Should be Labelled Terrorist Group, Says MP

A Liberal Member of Parliament from Canada's Newfoundland and Labrador is calling for Ottawa to examine if People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) should be labeled as a terrorist group in light of a recent pie attack on a federal minister.

Anti-sealing protester hits Minister Gail Shea in face with pie

Minister Gail Shea, who is responsible for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, was in Burlington Monday to open the new Aquatic Life Research Facility.

Sex 'kitten' Pam Anderson launches PETA anti-seal campaign

Canada's perpetual sex 'kitten,' Pamela Anderson, is a spokesperson for the controversial group, PETA. People may remember Pamela's support for PETA's recommendation to eat a vegetarian diet, where Anderson only wore a scanty cabbage bikini.

Protest against fish farms draws hundreds in Vancouver

Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Vancouver Saturday, asking the government of Canada to do more to protect wild salmon, specifically to ban open-net salmon farms.

Beleaguered Department of Fisheries and Oceans takes another hit

Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans is taking another hit after a month of troubles over the collapse of the sockeye salmon fishery and the department's failure to uphold its own laws in the protection of an endangered species.

BC fishermen: no indication Shea ready to act on Salmon crisis

The loss of an estimated 9 million fish from this season's Sockeye Salmon spawning run in British Columbia spells future trouble for the salmon fishery. Fishermen are anxious but the Canadian government is still not saying anything about the situation.

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