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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Buy Product of Canada Seafood

Today the organizers of the Canadian seafood boycott have started a campaign of radio and print ads in the Atlantic region to try and stop the seal hunt, the ads, especially the radio ones, come across as arrogant and condescending. The organizers claim that their repeated warnings have gone unanswered, and that it is time for the people of the region to pay for not heeding their advice.

The organizers claim that the seafood boycott will cut the market for Canadian seafood in the United States and the European Union, Canada's two largest markets, anywhere from 25 to 50%. Here is a section of the print ad that appeared in my local newspaper,

"We urge fishermen, fishing industry executives, and responsible elected officials to make every effort to persuade the federal government to end the commercial seal hunt as quickly as possible in order to reduce the unnecessary and prolonged financial hardship the Canadian seafood boycott will inflict."

In my opinion, most of the goals of the boycott are just wishful thinking on behalf of the organizers. But just to make sure, I urge all Canadians who resent outsiders meddling in our business to buy seafood marked with a Product of Canada label for supper this week as a show of solidarity and support for the Atlantic region. Bacon wrapped scallops anyone?

crossposted to canadiancomment

Posted by Bob Matheson on March 30, 2005 | Permalink

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Yikes.. the ad uses "fishermen" not fishers. Oh boy, Libby Devius and Merde Barley & Pierre Hair & Svend $ PM PM M. Martin should be advised of this outarge; get the Min. Of Multyiculty on the 'phone #Iam richIsamaliberal. And Jack in the box.


A disgruntled eater of fish, & all seafood, I am what I am, I'm Popeye.... fisherman.

Then they appeal to "responsible elected officials". Tell them that species is extinct in Ottawa as of 1982; bludgeoned by Truedough & his sycophants. Yes, Virginia, there were responsible elected officials in Canada; once upon a time there was a Canada.

Pstt: Meet you at the Corel Centre, Chuck.

Posted by: maz2 | 2005-03-30 5:19:59 PM


Yikes.. the ad uses "fishermen" not fishers. Oh boy, Libby Devius and Merde Barley & Pierre Hair & Svend $ PM PM M. Martin should be advised of this outarge; get the Min. Of Multyiculty on the 'phone #Iam richIsamaliberal. And Jack in the box.


A disgruntled eater of fish, & all seafood, I am what I am, I'm Popeye.... fisherman.

Then they appeal to "responsible elected officials". Tell them that species is extinct in Ottawa as of 1982; bludgeoned by Truedough & his sycophants. Yes, Virginia, there were responsible elected officials in Canada; once upon a time there was a Canada.

Pstt: Meet you at the Corel Centre, Chuck.

Posted by: maz2 | 2005-03-30 5:22:26 PM


Seal meat itself is an acquired taste but one that this Newfoundland expatriate maintains to this day. My suggestion is that grocery slips noting purchases of Canadian seafood be sent to the various professional charitable self-promoters as contrarian mementos.

Posted by: Barry Stagg | 2005-03-30 6:39:41 PM



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