The Ford government is making changes to Ontario’s fishing regulations to make licenses free for veterans and active service members.
The government released a statement today indicating that the work to do this is already “underway” and that “veterans and active Canadian Armed Forces members can enjoy free recreational fishing by early 2019.”
Natural Resources Minister John Yakabuski says the move is a small way of saying thank you to the members of the military for their service.
The Provincial government is working on regulation changes for 2019 that would provide free fishing for Ontario Veterans and Active Armed Forces Members.
Government media release can be read here: https://t.co/eJwnBTS7dp
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“We enjoy the rights and freedoms we have today because of the sacrifices of those brave women and men throughout history and those actively serving to defend our rights and freedoms,” he said.
“The people of Ontario are grateful for the service of our veterans and active Canadian Armed Forces members who have and continue to defend our freedom and values.”
The announcement comes only a few days before Remembrance Day, part of the Ford government’s efforts to “show Ontario’s appreciation for veterans, Canadian Armed Forces and their families.”