B.C. old-growth forest rally planned in Victoria

By Hana Mae Nassar and Mike Lloyd
Vancouver City News
January 10, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

More than 160 organizations have signed a declaration demanding B.C. take faster action to protect the province’s remaining old-growth forests. The document calls on Premier David Eby to fulfill commitments on old growth, pushing for “immediate action to stop logging” of these areas. The Union of BC Indian Chiefs, municipal leaders, and the BC General Employees Union are among those who’ve signed on “Today, and every day, we, the undersigned, stand together in an unprecedented show of unity amongst working people, Indigenous land stewards and knowledge-keepers, activists, scientists, youth, educators, communities, celebrities, environmental and social justice groups, faith organizations and more. Standing united against the destruction of old growth forests. Standing strong for future generations,” the declaration reads, in part. The groups have announced a rally set for Feb. 25 at the Legislature in Victoria, marking Eby’s 100th day as premier.

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