Former Delta Vice President Chairs New Hunting & Angling Caucus
Robert Sopuck, a former Delta vice president and current Member of Parliament from Manitoba, recently chaired the inaugural meeting of the Conservative Hunting and Angling Caucus.
The caucus was established for Conservative Members of Parliament to move forward conservation issues and the concerns of Canada's hunting and angling communities.
"The Conservative Hunting and Angling Caucus is a venue for Members of Parliament to discuss the common concerns of their constituents and move forward with solutions for our government," Sopuck said. "The caucus will also have the opportunity to meet with hunters, anglers and trappers across the country and bring the wealth of knowledge they possess on conservation to bear on environmental issues."
During the first caucus meeting, the MPs discussed how to reach out to Canada's hunting, angling and trapping communities. The Conservative government recently eliminated the long-gun registry, and established a hunting, angling and trapping advisory panel comprised of representatives from across the country. Delta Waterfowl is a member of the advisory panel.
"Protecting Canada's strong hunting and angling heritage is paramount ensuring our country's conservation regime never fades from the hearts and minds of the common people in the House of Commons," said Ryan Leef, MP for Yukon and co-chair of the caucus.
Thirty Conservative members and senators have now joined the Hunting and Angling Caucus.