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Media & Government Address Book

Write a Letter to the Editor of your favorite publication.

Some things to keep in mind when writing to the 'Editor'

  • KISS (keep it short and simple) Stay focused. Be brief and get to the point (100-200 words).
  • Refer to only one issue. You want to keep your message strong.
  • Research any facts that you use. Nothing weakens the value of a letter more than incorrect statements. Check your facts and where possible provide sources for your info i.e. website or journal etc.
  • Be polite and guide your passion on the topic in an educated way.
  • Provide full contact details. A newspaper or magazine will follow up with a phone call if they intend to print your letter.
  • Email is a great tool for writing a letter to a publication because it saves them the trouble of having to retype your letter.

Newspapers

Globe and Mail
444 Front St. West
Toronto, ON M5V2S9
Fax: (416) 585-5085
Email: letters@GlobeAndMail.ca
Website: www.globeandmail.com
National Post
1450 Don Mills Rd. Ste. 300
Don Mills, ON M3B3R5
Fax: (416) 442-2212
Email: queries@nationalpost.com
Website: www.nationalpost.com
The Vancouver Sun
200 Granville St., Ste. 1
Vancouver BC V6C3N3
Fax: (604) 605-2308
Email: sunletters@pacpress.southam.ca
Website: www.canada.com/vancouver/vancouversun
Times Colonist
PO Box 300
Victoria, BC V8W 2N4
Fax: (250) 280-5353
Email: letters@times-colonist.com

Write a Letter to Industry or Government

If you want to send your own letter, you can send it to one or all of the addresses below:

Federal Government

Prime Minister Stephen Harper
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6
The Honourable Jim Prentice
Minister of Environment
House of Commons
Ottawa Ontario K1A 0A6
The Honorable Keith Ashfield
Minister of Fisheries & Oceans
Room 259 West Block,
House of Commons
Ottawa, K1A 0A6

Provincial Government

Christy Clark
Premier of British Columbia
Parliament Buildings
Victoria BC
V8V 1X4

Industry

Stolt Sea Farms
1761 Redwood St.
Campbell River, B.C. V9W 3K7
Contact: Mr. Dale Blackburn, Vice President of West Coast Operations
Tel: (250) 286-3532
Fax: (250) 286-1062
E-mail: dale.blackburn@stoltseafarm.com
Omega Salmon Group
#124 -1334 Island Hwy.
Campbell River, B.C. V9W 8C9
Contact: Mr. Arne Saetren, President
Tel: (250) 286-1599
Fax: (250) 286-3992
E-mail:Omegacr1@island.net
Marine Harvest Canada (subsidiary of Nutreco)
1371 Greenwood St.
Campbell River, B.C. V9W 6K5
Tel: (250) 286-1144
Fax:(250) 287-2346
Heritage (nor-am) Aquaculture
#203-919 Island Hwy.
Campbell River, B.C. V9W 2C2
Contact: Dr. Ted Needham, Director
Tel: (250) 286-0022
Fax: (250) 286-0042
Email: heritage@oberon.ark.com
EWOS Canada Ltd.
7721 - 132nd Street
Surrey, BC V3W 4M8
Tel: (604) 591-6368
Contact: Manager, Jason Mann
Email: jason.mann@ewos.com

Why should you write a letter?

Writing letters is a very powerful way for you to let the government know what you think about issues such as fish farming. Did you know that the 'Letters to the Editor' section of any publication is often the most read? Politicians read these letters in order to gain insight into public opinion. Generally, politicians consider the ideas expressed to them in a letter to be representative of up to 1000 of their constituents! Your opinions are valuable!

So write to your local, regional and national papers. Write to your favorite magazines and newsletters!

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