Canada: BC government rejected NP proposal despite local majority in favor, report claims

When British Columbia rejected a new national park in the South Okanagan earlier this year, the government cited a lack of public support for a proposal that would have protected “one of the driest, hottest and most threatened ecosystems in Canada.”

The decision was made even though the government had in its possession a study that showed twice as many local residents in support of the park as opposed.

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