Friday, November 25, 2016

NDP bearish when it comes to grizzly protection

BC NDP Leader John Horgan is making the protection of the province's grizzly bears a campaign issue.

Thursday, Mr. Horgan outlined the plans that the NDP have, should they form the next government, to put in place a ban on trophy hunting of the bears that wander much of the provinces coastal regions and back country.

In a media statement released yesterday the NDP leader pulled together the themes of leadership and respect when it comes to how his government would address the issue.

NDP Leader John Horgan speaking on
Thursday on issues related to the
BC Grizzly hunt
“It’s time for some leadership here,” ...“We can look after our natural environment, respect the outdoor traditions of this province and grow the economy if we make the right choices. That should start now with a change in how we treat the iconic grizzly bears of B.C.”

The full statement from the NDP can be viewed here.

North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice, also spoke to the topic on Thursday, calling on her experiences along the Central Coast to throw her full support towards the leaders plans.

In her own information statement, Ms. Rice outlined her belief that keeping grizzly bears alive is vital not just culturally, but economically to her constituents.

Ms. Rice also included a video of her time touring the Great Bear Rainforest with Chief Doug Neasloss, highlighting how the NDP stand on trophy hunting can help to build communities and develop new economies.


Ms. Rice also expanded on the grizzly hunt ban through a number of posts to her Facebook page through the day Thursday.

More notes from developments out of Victoria and across the North Coast riding can be found on our Legislature Archive page.

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