Deregulation Backgrounder - Bill 84 Parks & Protected Areas Amend Act
The BC government introduced Bill 84 – the Parks and Protected Areas Statutes Amendment Act, 2003 -- on November 18, 2003. The Bill does three things:
- It weakens the Park Act provisions regarding recreational and tourism development in parks;
- It authorizes the removal of petroleum and natural gas from the subsurface of parks and protected areas; and
- It changes the boundaries to seven parks.