As the national voice of Canada’s Francophone and Acadian communities, the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne (FCFA) du Canada is issuing the following statement today by its president, Jean Johnson, regarding this week’s incidents in Nova Scotia.
“The FCFA has been watching with growing concern the clashes about fishing in the southwest of Nova Scotia. Acts of intimidation and violence toward Mi’kmaw fishermen are utterly unacceptable and we condemn these acts in the strongest possible terms. Nothing, absolutely nothing justifies such violence.
I am asking all Francophones and Acadians, throughout the country, to join me in this condemnation and in calling for respect for Mi’kmaw fishermen.
The FCFA is also calling on the federal government to play its role so that the situation is resolved through dialogue and respect.”