My parents will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year and we decided to surprise them, having booked a family cruise on Holland America.
Our cruise was to depart this September and included both Quebec and Halifax on the itinerary.
We are a total of 10 adults and eight children.
We have changed our plans, and while we will still take our cruise, we cannot, in good faith, include any ports in Canada.
We cannot spend our tourism dollars in Canada whilst your government continues to allow the slaughter of thousands of baby seals along the East Coast.
We are also avid skiers and, for the past five years, enjoyed taking our entire family on a winter holiday to Mont Tremblant. As much as we have enjoyed our time there, we have decided not to return next season.
My three children, all of whom attend large universities here in the U.S., have taken to Facebook to urge their friends to commence a letter-writing campaign to Kim Lopdrup, the president of Red Lobster.
We are urging Mr. Lopdrup to stop purchasing any Canadian seafood until Canada takes action to prevent this unspeakable, inhumane and horrific practice.