WWF-Canada: Balancing Conservation and Development in Northern Ontario
TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – July 14, 2008) – Today, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty announced the Ontario government’s commitment to balance conservation and development interests in Northern Ontario.
WWF-Canada is available for comment on the Premier’s statement. WWF-Canada believes:
– First Nations must have a central role in decision-making about northern lands and waters;
– Industry, including mining and forestry, should benefit from long-term, stable land use allocations;
– Conservation of lands, waters and wildlife, including the threatened woodland caribou, is best addressed before industrial permitting, so that the most important natural areas are protected first.
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