Here's a question being asked by those paying attention to the Campbell administration's environmental agenda: back in September, the provincial government announced "sectoral symposiums will take place to discuss (greenhouse gas) emission reduction strategies with forestry (Prince George), mining (Terrace) energy (Fort St. John) waste and landfills (Nanaimo) and agriculture (Kamloops)." As yet, the Campbell administration hasn't publicly said when those symposiums will happen. But one wonders whether the government will have enough time to incorporate the results of that consultation process when drafting its climate action legislation? After all, that bill - which will make British Columbia the "first province in Canada to legally require 'hard caps' on GHG emissions" - is set to be introduced in the spring legislative session that gets underway next month.
January 18, 2008