The impacts of the Forest and Range Practices Act will be:
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Recent initiatives indicate that the government intends to shift the delivery of services from the public to the private sector in areas that have traditionally been off limits.
The BC Government has asked the public to comment on a paper entitled 'A Results-Based Forest and Range Practices Regime for British Columbia'. The Discussion Paper proposes extensive changes to the Forest Practices Code.
On April 8, 2002, the government introduced Bill 22, the Sustainable Resource Management Statutes Amendment Act. Bill 22 received Royal Assent April 11th. On April 16th the government introduced Bill 35, the Deregulation Statutes Amendment Act.
Bill 36, the Energy and Mines Statutes Amendment Act, has ‘deregulated’ the oil and gas industry and weakened environmental protection measures that are currently in place for the oil and gas industry. For example: