Earlier, we reported British government made a draft of its Climate Change Bill available for public comment. But, if the past is the best predictor of the future, the Campbell administration may have good reason for not following that example. The reason: back in January 2003, the ministry of sustainable resource management launched a similar process for its proposed Working Forest Initiative. That process included the release of a discussion paper detailing that initiative. And what was the result? Well, thanks to the efforts of the Western Canada Wilderness Committee, the government received 2,692 written submissions - 97 percent of which opposed the policy. Ouch.
July 24, 2007