Bond reacts to caribou recovery efforts

By Cheryl Jahn
April 10, 2019 - 3:27pm Updated: April 10, 2019 - 5:31pm

PRINCE GEORGE - The issue of caribou recovery has found its way to the BC Legislature, with the MLA for Peace River South delivery a petition.

It has 30-thousand signatures, demanding the NDP end its efforts in light of the hundreds of jobs it will adversely impact.

The MLA for Prince George-Valemount says her office has been inundated with calls. But Shirley Bond says she has been assured the information from the public engagements will be taken seriously.

"We want to make sure that people with local values, with local experience, that their voices are heard. I'm also concerned about economic impacts. We've heard about significant job losses and it's also about values that matter, like tourism and the ability to hunt and fish. Those matter to me, they matter to my constituents. And, frankly, it's time this government paid attention to those voices."

A public engagement session is scheduled for Mackenzie tonight.  

Strimbold case tentatively put over to May 6

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