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Response to the Speech from the Throne 2022

In their 2022 Throne Speech, this government presented a picture of our reality that is inconsistent with the experiences of most British Columbians. I argue that to build and maintain trust, we must be committed to complete honesty, including – and perhaps...

Question Period: Indigenous Leaders on Old-Growth

In Question Period today Adam Olsen and I highlighted the voices of Indigenous leaders whose concerns have thus far been ignored by the NDP government. The unanimous passing of the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act means that building a new paradigm...

Question Period – Old-Growth

Nearly one year ago, the NDP government received the report from the Old Growth Strategic Review panel. In the months since receiving the panel’s recommendations for urgent and immediate action, the NDP government continues the same status quo ‘talk and...

Response from Minister Conroy on Old Growth Protection

Last November, I wrote to Katrine Conroy’s office asking for her Ministry to assist the Ecoforestry Institute Society (EIS) with their plan to purchase an additional six acres of old growth that were once part of the Wildwood Ecoforest. Aside from protecting...

Budget Estimates 2020: Old Growth Forests

Today in budget estimates, I asked the Minister of FLNRORD a question about old-growth forest management. Public information available on the government website is inconsistent. I asked if the government will accurately represent what type of old forest remains, and...

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