Podcasts with Alexandra Morton

Farmed Salmon Arrive in Ottawa (Norway, British Columbia VII)

Over the past year, Deconstructing Dinner has spent an increasing amount of time focusing on the discussions that take place on food and farming within Canada’s parliamentary committees. Today, we visit with a previously unexplored committee on the show – the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, where, in the past few months, the subject…

Rally for Wild Salmon: “Fish Farms Out” (Norway, British Columbia VI)

On May 8, 2010, Deconstructing Dinner descended upon the grounds of the Legislature of British Columbia in Victoria where one of the largest rallies of its kind was taking place. The rally was organized as part of the 2.5 week long “Get Out Migration” calling for the removal of open-net salmon farms along the B.C.…

Farming in the City XIII / Updates on ‘Norway, British Columbia’ & ‘A Dinner Date With the Olympics’

Farming in the City XIII (Backyard Chickens X) In November 2009, a panel discussion on urban agriculture was hosted by Backyard Bounty and the University of Guelph. The event was called Opportunities for Action: An Urban Agriculture Symposium and Deconstructing Dinner partner station CFRU recorded the panel. This episode hears from two of the panelists…

Norway, British Columbia IV (Farming Atlantic Salmon in the Pacific)

In October 2008, host Jon Steinman spoke with wildlife biologist Alexandra Morton who was in the midst of taking the Province of British Columbia and Marine Harvest Canada to B.C. Supreme Court. Morton was challenging the ongoing regulation of the industry by the Province, arguing that the Province is not constitutionally permitted to do so.…

Norway, British Columbia III (Farming Atlantic Salmon in the Pacific)

In October 2008, host Jon Steinman was toured around a salmon farm along with delegates of the 2008 conference of the Canadian Farm Writers Federation. The tour was sponsored by the Province of British Columbia’s Ministry of Agriculture & Lands and the British Columbia Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA). The farm is owned by Marine Harvest…

Norway, British Columbia – Harvesting the Atlantic in the Pacific

The BC salmon aquaculture industry has been one of the most criticized in the province. Nevertheless , the industry continues to expand and both the provincial and federal government continue to promote it. The opposition is led by The Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform (CAAR) – a 9-member organization composed of First Nations groups, the fishing community…