At campaign stop in Nelson, David Eby says all-party committee should implement changes to Police Act

By Tyler Harper
Alberni Valley News
August 19, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

… One speaker asked Eby about the professional reliance model, which was introduced by the B.C. Liberals in 2000s and allows timber companies and their consultants to make independent land-use decisions that had previously been under the authority of ministry scientists.  Eby said professional reliance has its place in certain areas and suggested it was a benefit to the provincial housing file. But he did add the government’s decisions shouldn’t only be informed by data gathered from the forestry industry.  Two scientists told the Nelson Star in early August that some old-growth management areas in the Kootenays have little to no ancient stands, while others nearby are logged despite having old-growth trees.  “I think that our government doesn’t have sufficient information, we don’t have sufficient maps and detailed information about the ecosystems and about our old growth that we have remaining left in the province,” said Eby.

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