The Manitoba government is eliminating 400 vehicles from its government fleet, claiming it will save approximately $2.3 million in operating costs per year.
"While the legislation would only directly address the first 2 recommendations in the report, this is an encouraging first step towards government reclaiming its leadership role in resource and environmental stewardship. I look forward to seeing continued progress." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"We've waited a long time for the government to acknowledge how dangerous asbestos is. Now, we need the federal government to ensure the regulations have some teeth." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
Forests are fundamental to our economy, culture, traditions and history — and to our future. Canadians depend on forests for our livelihood and lifestyle.
"We do not need our government to be bullied into a bad trade deal." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
The hiring will bring the total number of employees with conservation officer designation to 160 province-wide.
"We know it will take time to restore proper service levels to British Columbians. We will support the government as they continue to do the right thing to make British Columbia a more affordable, equitable and healthy society for everyone, not just the one percent." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.
Current model lets the "fox guard the hen house."
This review provides an important opportunity to fix how the provincial government oversees industry's activities on the land base, so that the environment and the public interest are better protected.
Despite her bold declaration in Germany, what Minister Catherine McKenna did not disclose to the world is that Canada continues to mine and export millions of tonnes of coal for other countries to burn, mainly but not exclusively for steelmaking plants. And this will not change.