Ryan Cleary Maverick Watch

The NDP MP for St. John’s South-Mount Pearl muses of an end to the seal hunt.

“Part of our history is also whaling, for example, and the day came when the whaling industry stopped,” said Cleary, the MP for St. John’s South-Mount Pearl. “Now, is that day coming with the seal hunt? It just may be.”

The Harper government is displeased. The NDP officially supports “a commercial seal harvest that is humane, market driven and sustainable, with no tolerance for inhumane hunting practices” and also supports “the right of the Inuit to engage in their traditional and commercial seal hunt.”

Mr. Cleary has a certain history of saying interesting things.

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