NDP MPP Michael Mantha sends video appeal to save the caribou before it’s too late


NDP MPP Michael Mantha sends video appeal to McGarry to save the caribou

ALGOMA-MANITOULIN – NDP MPP Michael Mantha has sent a video appeal to Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Kathryn McGarry, calling on the Wynne Liberals to speed up a plan to relocate a herd of caribou at risk of being wiped out.

This last herd of caribou in the Superior Lake region is on Michipocoten Island, and the population is in danger of being decimated by wolves.

They’re to be moved to Slate Island, about 130 kilometres away, but Mantha has joined with local community members and Michipicoten First Nation’s leadership to tell the government that if it continues to delay moving the herd, it may be too late.

“The matter is dire. We need you to get involved immediately,” said Mantha in the video, adding that the caribou can’t wait for a protocol to be drafted and approved.

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  1. Bert and Myles, you’re absolutely right. The big three Toronto based parties are out of touch with Northern Ontario and they just don’t get it. The NOP solution makes much more sense and would save the taxpayers thousands!

  2. Go figure, Mike Mantha make a plead a day before The Christmas break with no hope of solutions coming forward. Where were you months ago? The NDP always seems to come up with the most expensive plan with a little chance of success. The Solution could be Michipicoten First Nation band members organizing a strategic cull of problematic wolves. The Northern Ontario Party plan would be cost-effective, organized with a real benefit to the taxpayers and the caribou. This is why the North needs its own MNRF.

  3. The caribou need not be bothered, the over abundance of wolves need to be culled and a few more female caribou introduced to the island.
    Typical Liberal morons.

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