NSIS has highlighted its concerns regarding environmental aspects of Bill C38 and the media control of federal scientists in a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper in June 13, 2012. Copies were sent to Prime Minister Harper, Environment Minister Peter Kent, the Leader of the Opposition, the NDP Critics for Fisheries and Oceans and for the Environment, and Leaders of the Liberal and Green Parties. In January 2013, the NSIS received a letter from the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans in response to the letter sent to the Prime Minister in 2012.
The NSIS Council responded to the letter from the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans on May 3, 2013. On May 29, 2013, the NSIS Council sent another letter to the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans regarding our concerns about environmental aspects of Bill C38 and the media control of federal scientists.