Withdraw Bill 29: conservation groups

The Canadian Press
Date published: 
Fri, 2010-11-12

Conservation groups hope to convince Premier Ed Stelmach's government to withdraw its proposed Alberta Parks Act.

The groups have launched a campaign, called Save our Alberta Parks, to raise public awareness of how the legislation would affect the province.

The coalition includes the Alberta Wilderness Association, Provincial Parks Stewards Association, Canadian Parks & Wilderness Association, Federation of Alberta Naturalists and the Sierra Club.

The groups say Bill 29 would make it easier for the government to approve resorts and off-road vehicle trails in protected areas and ecological reserves.

"For the [Tories] to claim that the new legislation makes it simpler for the public makes no sense," said Dorothy Dickson of the Stewards of Alberta's Protected Areas Association in a written release.

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