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Fight for Your Parks: Stop commercial development in Banff and Jasper National Parks

In 2014 the Glacier Skywalk opened in Jasper - a huge steel tourist attraction built for the profit of a private company at what used to be a free-for-all look out. Then, in July of 2015, just before the last federal election, a massive expansion of the Lake Louise Ski hill was approved. It requires removing land from legally protected wilderness to accommodate the expansion demands of a private business. These developments are an assault on the very essence of our national parks - which are supposed to be managed in the best interest of ALL Canadians.

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Fight for Your Parks: Stop commercial development in Banff and Jasper National Parks
Fight for Your Parks: Stop commercial development in Banff and Jasper National Parks
The list of inappropriate development within our national parks is growing and it threatens the natural values our parks are intended to protect. Join us and fight for YOUR parks!
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In the 1960s, 1970s, and again in the 1990s, CPAWS and other conservationists fought hard to stop massive, private profit commercial development projects in Banff National Park, and won.Twenty years later we are facing the same challenges.

Canada’s national parks are at the heart and soul of our Canadian identity. Yet this growing trend of commercial development threatens the natural values our parks are intended to protect, as well as our collective responsibility to pass them on unimpaired to future generations.

For decades experts have highlighted the threat posed to Canada’s national park ecosystems from incremental infrastructure development.  It’s why putting nature first in each and every management decision in our parks is so important, and why the views of Canadians, who polls show value our national parks’ natural beauty and wildlife above all else, need to be respected by the federal government.

We need to Fight For Our Parks and stop this trend. We have fought this fight before and won. Our goal is to do it again..

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