Defending our killer whale legal victory

Defending our killer whale legal victory

FISHERIES MINISTER APPEALING FEDERAL COURT’S KILLER WHALE RULING by Misty MacDuffee Wild Salmon Program biologist and killer whale advocate January 2011 Raincoast and our conservation partners recently won a major legal victory for British Columbia’s endangered and threatened resident killer whales. Led by lawyer Margot Venton at Ecojustice, we challenged the federal government’s lack of…

Environmentalists in court to extend protection for killer whales‎

Environmentalists in court to extend protection for killer whales‎

By Judith Lavoie, Victoria Times Colonist VICTORIA — Environmental groups will be in court this week arguing the federal government is failing to adequately protect critical habitat for endangered and threatened pods of killer whales. Ecojustice lawyer Margot Venton is asking the Federal Court of Canada for a judicial review, claiming the government is acting…