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Where is Lewis Carroll when you need him?

Despite all of the mounting evidence that the 50-acre salmon farm lease being offered to multi-national Cooke Aquaculture in Shelburne Harbour, Nova Scotia is a new site – has never before had fish in it – Nova Scotia Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell is insisting on calling the lease a “renewal.”

There is near unanimous consent in Shelburne and elsewhere that this lease should not be granted. Renewal leases require no public consultation.

Colwell, premier Stephen McNeil and the Liberal cabinet and caucus are making a mockery out of the much-heralded new aquaculture regulations.