When Premier-Designate David Eby announced his “100 day plan” he committed to accelerate implementation of the old growth recommendations as one of his top priorities after being sworn in. This wouldn’t have happened without the people-power led movement that has grown over the past two years to protect these ancient forests and honour Indigenous rights.
But just a week later, the B.C. government put out an announcement marking supposed progress on old growth commitments. Instead of providing clear information and responding to calls to action from thousands of people like you, the province doubled down on its deceptive tactics – leaving the public in the dark and worse, continuing to mislead people about the true status of what’s been destroyed and what’s still at-risk.
Without publicly-accessible maps or data, the B.C. government can’t back up its claims. But satellite research and on-the-ground documentation does not lie – the most at-risk old growth forests are still being logged. Emergency logging bans were the bare minimum first step that were supposed to be implemented within 6 months by the government’s own Old Growth Strategic Review submitted back in April, 2020. This “smoke and mirrors” kind of announcement is unacceptable. It’s David Eby’s responsibility to get his government back on course – and quickly. So let’s make sure he does that in his first 100 days as Premier.
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