Don on Norwegian TV.
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Now, the state-controlled farming company Cermaq that the court should stop villaksforkjemperens statements.
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Don Staniford fighting a hard battle against Norwegian salmon farming. Now the farming company Cermaq force him to silence. Staniford on its side refuses to stop.
- I will fight to the end. They have no right to stop free speech around the world. I lose this case, I continue my campaign in Norway. I will knock on the door of their in Norway, in Oslo.
Outside the courthouse in Vancouver are a handful of protesters carrying posters. The message has provoked the Norwegian aquaculture industry.
Staniford has mainly used social media to drive his campaign. Worldwide, there are scattered around 90 images that mimic the health warnings on cigarette packages.
With the Norwegian coat of arms and the inscription "Norwegian owned" run out a strong message as:
"Salmon Farming is Poison"
"Salmon Farms are cancer»
"Salmon Farming Kills Workers'
"Salmon Farming Kills"
"Salmon Farming Seriously Damages Health"
Cermaq believes the campaign is defamatory to the company's products, and require economic redress. The most startling is the claim that Staniford imposed a ban on expressing itself defamatory.
- Mainstream plaintiff concerned because of the erroneous claims about fish farming. He suggests that you get health problems of farmed fish. And he draws parallels to the tobacco industry. Mainstream says it is not true, explains Cermaq lawyer David Wotherspoon.
Stanifords defender David Sutherland believes the trial is fundamentally very interesting.
- The court must ultimately decide which of the slogans that are acceptable and which ones are not. We all hope so, but the court must decide. You and I have a very heavy responsibility to ensure that we do not create a precedent that prevents statements on this matter, says Sutherland.
- So I will end up in prison? asks Staniford
- Potentially seen.
Unable to finance the fight
While the party has engaged one of Canada's largest law firms, has Staniford problems with financing the defense. He hopes that the donations from groups and individuals who support the struggle to cover part of the costs.
- I have not had any income since May 2010. Norwegian authorities will have $ 50,000 from me. If I lose the case, I have to NOK pay them $ 200,000. But there is not much to get here. I will never pay a single cent, says Staniford.
Around Vancouver Island, many of the fish farms to Cermaq. For years, local leaders tried to move the fish farms out of the area. The reason is the fear that wild salmon populations are threatened by sea lice, disease and escapes from the cages.
- We call him "Dangerous Don". He is dangerous for fish farming. There are not many that are tough NOK to fight these companies and the government, said the local leader Joe Martin.
He believes that the Canadian government has ignored indigenous rights including the Charter of the United Nations resolutions. They see it as extremely provocative that the government wants farming operations to grow in scope. The case against Don Staniford is important to clarify how the game should be pursued.
- If the prisons Don, we will fill the prisons, says one of the leaders of TLA-o-qui-AHT-stem, Terry Dorward.
- Do you believe it?
- I know. If government and industry do not listen, so we must stop these farms.
In the summer of 2010 about 5000 people took part in a demonstration against the Norwegian fish farms. Indigenous, local fishermen, the tourist industry, families and environmentalists joined together to demand action. But little happened.
In the town of Squamish, in an area that has always lived by wilderness tourism, the federal Minister of Canadian fisherman on tour with a local parliamentarian.
The area was known for its many rivers and wildlife. For 20 years they have every year on record how many eagles there are in the areas, but the last seven years, the incidence gone steeply downhill.
Politicians are interested in listening to the local population experiences and concerns, but will not have the media present at the meeting.
TV 2 wants to interview the minister about the situation, but are politely declined. Only when the questions concern the investment security, he stops for a moment on the way into the car.
- Sir, the Norwegian investment in Canada, are they safe?
- Investment in primary industry is important for the country, just like wild salmon is important. We must understand that the aquaculture sector is important for Canada.
- It seems as if it damages nature and animals?
- I will not say.
- What about the case against Staniford?
- Thank you, 'he says before he slams the door.