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Fish farms, Deepa Mehta speaks

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September 29, 2008
Federal fish farms?
Starting today, ocean advocate Alexandra Morton will be in provincial court to argue that the federal government did not have the right to hand over regulation of fish farming to the provincial government, because fish farms exist in the marine environment — which is a federal jurisdiction. She says bringing fish farms "back under one roof" will better protect wild salmon stocks. SFU fisheries experts John Reynolds and Larry Dill can provide background to the case and offer comment on its objectives.

John Reynolds, (o) 778.782.5636, (c) 604.761.1960,
Larry Dill, (o) 778.782.3664,

Deepa Mehta in conversation
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Deepa Mehta will discuss her ninth feature film, Heaven on Earth, with SFU Film professor Patricia Gruben at a free public event to be held noon to 1 pm, Saturday, Oct. 4 at Cineworks Pacific Cinematheque, 1131 Howe St. in Vancouver. Mehta's 2005 film, Water, was nominated for an Oscar; her new film features Bollywood star Preity Zinta as an immigrant bride who discovers an unexpected power to escape her abusive marriage. For more information:

Patricia Gruben,
Jacqueline Receveur, 778.782.7880