Bill 37, the invasive species act addresses the serious threat of non-native species in Ontario. This bill is the first of its kind in Canada, receiving royal assent and becoming law in November of 2015. It aims to provide a strong legislative framework to better prevent, detect, rapidly respond to, and eradicate invasive species.


Dr. Sarah Bailey is a Research Scientist for Great Lakes Laboratory for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences under Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Dr. Bailey’s field of research is in Aquatic Invasions in the Great Lakes and the Arctic. She is currently a sessional instructor at University of Toronto and teaches a course on Invasion ecology.

Tracey Cooke is the Executive Director of the Invasive Species center. Through her work with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Ducks Unlimited Canada and consulting in the private and not-for- profit sectors, Tracey Cooke is an expert in partnership development and stakeholder relations.

Becky Cudmore is a Senior Science Advisor on aquatic invasive species, science policy and management. She is also a Manager of the Asian Carp program at the Centre of Expertise for Aquatic Risk Assessment for Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Karen McDonald is a Senior Project Manager of Watershed Strategies from the Toronto and Region Conservation. Her specialization is in plant Invasive species.

Ahmad Al Rahami & Richard Tang , Co-Hosts
Nirmalan Vijeyakumar, Executive Producer

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Wings by Postmodern Disco
Midnight Island by Harrison Brome
Nowhere with You by Joel Plaskett

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