Is the Campbell administration and the environmental movement on the brink of detente? The evidence: last week, Priorities for Environmental Leadership in British Columbia invited government representatives to attend a Tuesday evening social at the Hotel Grand Pacific. Leadership group members wanted an opportunity to speak with government about their priorities - and assure the administration they would be willing to say good things about the Liberals if they make pro-planet decisions. Those showing up for the event included Environment Minister Barry Penner, his deputy Chris Trumpy and Minister of State for Intergovernmental Relations John Van Dongen. Earlier in the day, the leadership group met with ten New Democrat caucus members, including leader Carole James, for a lunch at the Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour.
November 10, 2006