Over the objections of B.C.’s Liberal and Green party members, the NDP used its majority to cut off debate on two major bills to remake B.C.’s forest industry. This pushes the bills to a final vote as the fall session of the B.C. legislature draws to a close this week.
The two bills in question are a 160-page set of amendments that gives cabinet the authority to change or end timber licenses, determine what compensation may be paid to forest companies, and redistribute Crown logging rights to community and Indigenous land title holders.
Several representatives, along with logging companies and sawmills that operate within their districts, are predicting dire consequences should the bills be passed and the proposed old-growth deferrals be implemented.
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