Richard Brown DARfP – “Being able to see and hear about the impacts of the environmental devastation first hand will help us to prevent an environmental disaster like this from ever occurring on our coastline.”
Richard Brown, needs a vacation image: CBC
Richard Brown, Minister of the Environment, is getting antsy sitting around PEI where his hospitality habits are under observation by the local press. He needs a free trip somewhere, anywhere so why not down to Louisiana.
Down in Cajun country, Minister Brown and the New Brunswick Minister of Fisheries, Rick Doucet, will be able to party hearty with all that good southern cooking. Cajun black pork roasted on a spit is awesome washed down with local suds.
As a less than believable, nay unbelievable excuse for this trip at the taxpayers expense, they will be observing how PEI and New Brunswick can mop up oil spills that are a regular occurrence in the Bay of Fundy and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. You never know when we will start drilling.
Provincial government representatives will have a better understanding of the economic and environmental impact of the oil spill in Mexico following a visit by Atlantic ministers to Louisiana this week, says Minister of Environment, Energy and Forestry Richard Brown.
“Being able to see and hear about the impacts of the environmental devastation first hand will help us to prevent an environmental disaster like this from ever occurring on our coastline,” said the minister.
The Prince Edward Island Minister of the Environment and the New Brunswick Minister of Fisheries Rick Doucet will travel to Louisiana Monday, June 21, to Wednesday, June 23. Meetings and tours are scheduled to discuss the impacts of the oil spill and what went wrong.
Minister Doucet recently called on the other Atlantic Provinces and the federal minister of Fisheries and Oceans to support a symposium on the impact of marine oil spills.
“It is important to learn first hand how these gulf fishing communities are dealing with the spill,” said Mr. Doucet. “As minister of fisheries, I want to ensure our fish and seafood industry is prepared to deal with a similar disaster and my colleague Minister Brown will be viewing the situation from an environmental perspective.”
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