Ottawa ready if First Nations, B.C. can’t produce caribou conservation plan soon

Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said southern mountain caribou face an 'imminent threat' to recovery across British Columbia. HO/The Canadian Press

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The federal government says it is hopeful that it can work with British Columbia and First Nations to come up with a caribou-conservation plan soon – and if not, Ottawa is prepared to issue an emergency protection order.

Ottawa is talking with the provincial government and First Nations, particularly the West Moberly and Saulteau, federal Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said in response to questions at a news conference on an unrelated issue Tuesday in Vancouver.

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Source: The Globe and Mail

 

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