B.C. NDP consulted a select list on Land Act changes

By Vaughn Palmer
The Vancouver Sun
February 8, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Nathan Cullen

VICTORIA — While the New Democrats launched their consultation on changes to the Land Act without letting the public in on the secret, they did alert some corporations, industry associations and other interest groups. The government released a list. The names included some of the biggest corporations in the province: Telus, Rogers, Bell, Fortis and B.C. Hydro…[and] many of the industry associations: B.C. Business Council, Council of Forest Industries, Clean Energy B.C. …Adventure Tourism Coalition, Guide Outfitters. However, the provincial government provoked suspicions when it did not announce its intentions by news release or any other broadly public process. …This week the minister has been promoting the consultations, albeit mostly with the same groups that were invited to join in the first place. …For members of the public who did not get an invitation, the main option for feedback remains the Engage B.C. website.

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