Submission 0174-BROWN

Submitter: Laurence Brown

Community: Lumby

Date Submitted: September 7, 2023

It is troubling that there appear to be no constitutional instruments for preventing the operation of fish farms. There should be an absolute prohibition of genetically engineered salmon in Canadian waters.

With regard to the Written reasons for judgement of the


citation: Morton v. Marine Harvest Inc., 3009 BCCA 481

(That is, I assume, a precedent to the Cohen Commission inquiry.) At
Paragraph 4, I
was astounded by the propositions of ss.2(1) of the Farm Practices
Protection (Right to Farm) Act:

“2(1)If each of the requirements of subsection (2) is fulfilled in relation to a
farm operation conducted as part of a farm business,

(a) the farmer is not liable in nuisance to any person for any
odour, noise, dust, or other disturbance resulting from the farm
operation, and

(b) the farmer must not be prevented by injunction or other order
of a court from conducting that farm operation.

Subsection (2) states … “

With respect for Madam Justice Newbury, that appears to be the case.

1. What is the Constitutional Authority of these ‘Subsection (2) States’?

[I am a resident of a Provincial ‘ALR’. Besette Creek, which is a tributary to the
Shuswap-Thompson-Fraser River system crosses my ‘property’ and, I understand, will
soon be ceded back to Canada. … ]

I am deeply disturbed that my former estate in the nation of Canada appears to
be lacking the Constitutional instruments required to prevent this situation from happening
in the first place.

I would like to see an absolute prohibition of genetically engineered salmon in
Canadian waters. Please help prevent an ecological catastrophe.

Since, Mr. Swardfager has claimed lack of information on various matters covered by
the new aquaculture regulations, will the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans be ‘satisfied’
by ignorance?

Laurence Brown
146 Albers Rd.
Lumby B.C. ?
(ph. )

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Name: Laurence Brown

Date Created: September 14, 2023

If commenting on my own submission is not improper, I should like to
say that I was overwhelmed by the possible implications of the Farm
Practices Protection (Right to Farm) Act with respect to any evaluation
of “normal farm practices” impact on the Fraser sockeye salmon.

“15. (1) Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the
right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without
discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on
race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental
or physical disability.” — Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The ‘regulations’ relevent to “farm practices” should be tested for
regulatory effectiveness. The procedures and practices of the ‘regulatory’
Agencies should be examined to determine whether they contribute to the
lack of information which the Cohen Commission proposes to address.