When David Eby was sitting on the opposition side of the legislature as the NDP MLA for Vancouver–Point Grey, he maintained an open-door policy at his West Broadway constituency office.
This stood in marked contrast to his predecessor, then premier Christy Clark, whose office door was often locked to prevent demonstrations.
But today as B.C.'s attorney general, Eby has experienced his first constituency office occupation—this time by opponents of fish farms.
Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw and Namgis activists and their allies are demanding that the NDP government revoke fish farm permits near their traditional territories.
It comes less than a month after a massive escape of Atlantic salmon from a fish farm southwest of Bellingham.
After that incident, Washington state governor Jay Inslee said he would not grant any new permits for open-net fish farms until an investigation was competed.More