Earlier, we reported the provincial government hadn't yet publicly announced when it will be holding "sectoral symposiums...to discuss (greenhouse gas) emission reduction strategies with forestry (Prince George), mining (Terrace) energy (Fort St. John) waste and landfills (Nanaimo) and agriculture (Kamloops)." But it turns out one of those meetings has already taken place, with Premier Gordon Campbell and Agriculture and Lands Minister Pat Bell speaking to agriculture sector representatives on November 2. But the Campbell administration didn't issue a news release regarding that meeting. Nor did a government spokesperson mention the agriculture symposium had happened when Public Eye asked requested a schedule for the administration's climate action consultation process last month. Meanwhile, it's out understanding the government will be meeting with mining representatives for sometime in late January.
January 21, 2008