20,000 signature letter demands more protection for BC's old-growth forest

Sierra Club BC delivered a letter signed by more than 20,000 B.C. residents to the constituency offices of five NDP MLAs on Wednesday.

The letter was delivered to the constituency offices of Premier John Horgan, Environment Minister George Heyman, Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Doug Routley (Nanaimo office), Courtenay-Comox MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard and North Island MLA Claire Trevena.

An additional deliveries were made by individual concerned citizens to another seven MLAs -- including Victoria-Swan Lake and Parksville-Qualicum.

The correspondence calls for the protection of the last intact stands of unprotected old-growth on Vancouver Island and the immediate protection of endangered old-growth forests across the province.

Sierra Club BC says 18 months after taking power -- the NCP government has failed to take meaningful steps to protect endangered ancient forests.


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