Vancouver Aquarium files civil claim suing city and park board over cetacean ban

VANCOUVER -- The Vancouver Aquarium is suing the city and park board over the 2017 cetacean ban for breach of contract and claiming it lost millions of dollars in revenue.

In May 2017 the Vancouver's park board voted 6 to 1 to approve a bylaw banning whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity.

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