Sent: Friday, April 24, 2009 3:35 PM
Subject: Auditor General’s report on DFO and EC and fish habitat protection and pollution
I received a call from the federal Auditor General’s office.
They will be tabling their report on their performance audit of the fish habitat protection and pollution prevention provisions of the Fisheries Act on or about May 12th. This audit also looks at the effectiveness of DFO’s new habitat management policies. This is the audit that many of you participated in last year.
Following the release of that audit, members of the AG’s office are planning to come to BC to do a presentation on their finding in June.
The tentative dates right now are June 22/23rd (we are trying for an earlier date, but I’m not sure if we can get one).
They will be here for a couple of days and are open to giving a presentation in the downtown Vancouver area, at one location in the Fraser Valley (somewhere in Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford OR Chilliwack) and at one location on Vancouver Island (possibly Nanaimo).
They would like an audience.
Can you please get back to me and let me know if you, or members of your organization, would attend a public airing of the AG’s findings.
The more people the better.
Hopefully, there will be media present.
The location is yet to be determined but it will be in downtown Vancouver.
OH! And spread the word.
Aquatic Habitat Specialist
Marine and Freshwater Conservation Program
David Suzuki Foundation
Ste. 219 – 2211 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC, V6K 4S2
(604) 732-4228 ext. 245
(604) 732-0752 Fax
(604) 306-0517 (Cell)