In demonstrating support of the sealing industry to celebrate it’s heritage and cultural history, and promotion of how sustainable management of our resources impacts our economy in Canada, Canadian politicians and senators are proposing the passing of an enactment to designate May 20 as “National Seal Products Day”.

CBC Newfoundland radio show The Broadcast has an audio piece on this proposal and talks to MP Scott Simms and local conservationist Shane Mahoney on the importance of this proposal.

A second reading of S-208 is proposed for designating 20 May as National Seal Products Day. More on these proposals can be read from the following links below:

Scott Simms Coast of Bays—Central—Notre Dame, NL moved that Bill S-208, An Act respecting National Seal Products Day, be read the second time and referred to a committee.

An Act respecting National Seal and Seafood Products Day – Second Reading by Senator David Wells

Senate of Canada (As passed by) full Bill  S-208 text is here: