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CPAWS in court to defend Jasper National Park from inappropriate development

Conservation groups in court to defend Jasper National Park from further commercial development  

Approval of concept plan to add overnight commercial accommodation at Maligne Lake threatens park protection, groups say

EDMONTON — Conservation groups are in court today to challenge Parks Canada’s approval of a concept plan to build overnight commercial accommodations at Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park, alleging that it would undermine the law and set a dangerous precedent for protection of Canada’s national parks.

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and Jasper Environmental Association are being represented by Ecojustice lawyers in this lawsuit, which aims to quash Parks Canada’s concept approval of commercial tent cabins at Maligne Lake and stop further inappropriate commercial development in Canada’s national parks.

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