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Former PC fisheries minister slams Harper's changes to act

The former Tory minister who drafted Canada's Fisheries Act is openly criticizing his successor over proposed changes to the legislation.

Three decades ago, Tom Siddon was a federal cabinet member in Brian Mulroney's Progressive Conservative government.

Now, he's taken to speaking out against the current Conservative government's environmental record, and is especially critical of changes to the Fisheries Act now being debated in the House of Commons.
It's part of a controversial omnibus bill that deals with a wide range of issues.

Tom Siddon now lives in Kaleden and is a director with the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. He also sits on the Okanagan Basin Water Board and spoke with Daybreak host, Chris Walker.
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