In three years, the current British Columbia government has cut nearly 30 percent of public service jobs at the Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection. The bulk of those jobs losses - 320 positions in all - involved members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union and the Professional Employees Association. This report identifies what jobs have been eliminated and which areas of the province have been hit the hardest. It also shows how a reduction in environment staff begun by the previous provincial administration, has accelerated dramatically in recent years. The result is that BC now lags far behind its neighbours to the east, in staffing key areas of environmental stewardship and protection.
Please Hold. Someone Will Be With You : A Report on Diminished Monitoring and Enforcement Capacity in the Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection
Enforcement; BCGEU; Professional Employees Association; conservation officers; enforcement; Joyce Murray;
March 1, 2004
West Coast Environmental Law