People on the two sides of a fishing question in Nova Scotia say the loss of the fisheries serve in the government political race Monday night is a sign Ottawa needs to tackle the issue.
Sipekne’katik First Nation Chief Mike Sack said today he thinks Bernadette Jordan lost her riding to some degree since she didn’t show sufficient authority with respect to his band’s interest to look for lobster outside the governmentally managed season.
Sack says he trusts the central government will not keep Indigenous domains like his in neediness.
Lex Brukovskiy, leader of Local 9 of the Maritime Fishermen’s Union, said today he also thinks Jordan paid for the distress in southwestern Nova Scotia among Indigenous and non-Indigenous fishers.
Brukovskiy says the outcome in the riding of South Shore—St. Margarets is a reasonable message that business fishers such as himself merit a seat at the arranging table with respect to requests from Indigenous fishers.
Cape Breton University political specialist Tom Urbaniak said today Jordan’s misfortune is a sign the minority Liberal government should track down a reasonable and insightful goal to a contention he says past governments have let putrefy.
This report by The Canadian Press was first distributed on Sept. 21, 2021.