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environment

August 28, 2018

"We do not need our government to be bullied into a bad trade deal." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

April 27, 2018

The hiring will bring the total number of employees with conservation officer designation to 160 province-wide.

February 20, 2018

"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.

January 29, 2018

Current model lets the "fox guard the hen house." 

January 4, 2018

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.

November 21, 2017

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.

November 8, 2017

"Climate finance is not a gift. And it’s not charity either. It’s a commitment taken based on the capacity and responsibility of the developed world, so that developing countries can start adapting and preparing their economies to the massive changes ahead." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer, at COP23, speaking on behalf of ITUC.

September 22, 2017

"Battling climate change will not only create thousands of good jobs for Albertans, it will also improve our communities. For these reasons, climate change is a core issue for HSAA/NUPGE.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President

September 11, 2017

"We are very concerned about the heavy influence of corporate and pro-business interests, the under-representation of independent voices, and the complete absence of representation from both labour groups and environmental organizations." —Larry Brown, NUPGE President

July 26, 2017

“As expected, privatization means that protecting the environment takes a back seat to maximizing profits.”   — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer