Op-Ed: Provinces to blame for Canada’s broken international conservation promise

This week, ministers from the federal, provincial, and territorial governments responsible for protecting nature will meet to address the nation’s urgent need for a new conservation plan. Canada has promised to protect one-quarter of its land and ocean within four years, and at least 30 per cent by the end of the decade. To get there, we can’t repeat the past. Canada didn’t fulfil its previous conservation vows to the world. To keep our new promises, we must look to the provinces and territories to step up and stop holding us back.

Read the Op-ed by Sandra Schwartz, CPAWS National Executive Director, as published in The Hill Times on June 22, 2021.