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Question Period: Endangered Species Legislation

In Question Period, I asked the ministers of FLNRORD and Environment what they were doing to protect the whitebark pine. Forty-two percent of the global population of this species lives in B.C., but since the species was listed as endangered, more than 19,000 cubic...

Question Period: Climate Risk Assessment Report

Today in Question Period I asked the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy why the NDP government did not communicate the contents of a climate risk assessment report that was released this past summer, and how his ministry is working with FLNRORD...

Question Period: Old Growth Trees

Vancouver Island has some of the last coastal old growth forests in the world, and we need to be serious about protecting them. Clear cutting these forests is not sustainable. Once they’ve been logged, they are gone forever. Nearly 30 years ago, I was involved...

Bill 21: Forest and Range Practices Amendment Act

This is my response to Bill 21, the Forest and Range Practices Amendment Act. This amendment act is an important step in the right direction. By creating more frequent opportunities for public input, communities will be able to review and comment on forestry plans....

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