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“The BC NDP won the spring session. And it wasn't even close”
That’s the headline from Keith Baldry’s June 3rd recap of our latest session of the legislature. This spring, our government continued to make choices that put people first and focused on making life better and more affordable for British Columbians while building a strong economy. We passed legislation that included the final steps in eliminating MSP fees, better protections for workers, phasing out gas-powered vehicles, making ticket buying fairer, improving forest management practices, and more. In fact, our government has been able to accomplish most of our four year agenda in just two years! We’ve followed through or made positive progress on 90 of the 122 pledges in our platform. Read more
 
The Zero-Emission Vehicles Act (ZEVA), enacted into law on May 29, will ensure that zero emission vehicle stock is available to consumers and that our province remains a leader on clean energy vehicles . All new light-duty cars and trucks sold in BC will be zero emission, that is battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric or hydrogen fuel-cell by 2040, with an interim target of 10% by 2025. British Columbians who purchase electric vehicles typically save about 75% on their fuel and maintenance costs, which currently add up to about $1,500 per year. For more information visithttps://www.cevforbc.ca/clean-energy-vehicle-program
 
Thank you!
Very few women MPs and MLAs around the world become mothers while in office. Those who came before me did a wonderful job of setting the stage and making change to the point where my son Zavier and I benefited from the immense support these last two Legislative Sessions in Victoria. We shared our gratitude with the House during these final days of the Spring Session.
I want to
hear from you!


Nelson-Creston Community Office
433 Josephine St. Nelson V1L 1W4
1-877-388-4498

www.michellemungall.ca

 
 
CleanBC Open House Salmo
 
The Clean BC Open houses in Creston, Kaslo and Nelson were a great success and I am bringing the event to Salmo.
 
Thursday June 13, 2019 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM, at Salmo Secondary.

There will also be representatives from Fortis BC, the Community Energy Association, the RDCK’s Regional Energy Efficiency Program and the West Kootenay Eco Society on hand to provide information on incentive programs and opportunities for you to take action and reduce your greenhouse gas emissions.

I invite people to come to the open house to learn more about these and other programs to reduce our carbon pollution.

 
RSVP & more info HERE.
Your Voice on Forestry Industry
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development currently has two public commentary periods open on how our forestry industry operates in this province. I know that there are many people in the riding concerned about logging practices a I receive numerous letter, calls and emails from you regularly.
 
Private Managed Forest Land Program Review
The first is a review of the Private Managed Forest Land Program (also known as the Managed Forest Program). The review is one of several policy reforms announced as part of the Coast Forest Sector Revitalization Initiative.
The review will examine how well the Private Managed Forest Land Program is meeting its goals to:
•             encourage private landowners to manage their lands for long-term forest production, and
•             encourage sustainable forest management practices, including the protection of key public environmental values.
 
To participate, please fill out the online survey or you can request to make a written submission by emailing:
ForestTenuresBranch@gov.bc.ca
The opportunity for public comment ends July 9, 2019.
 
Input received from this engagement process is an important part of the ministry’s review of the program. To determine where the program is most effective, and if improvements are needed, the ministry wishes to understand the different views and concerns of all British Columbians. The ministry plans to develop recommendations for fall 2019.
To provide input please visit the engagement site below
 
https://engage.gov.bc.ca/govtogetherbc/consultation/private-managed-forest-land-program-review/
 
Forest and Range Practices Act

The Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA) governs the sustainable management of B.C.’s public forest and range resources. It covers planning and practices that protect environmental resources and public safety, as well as public oversight and administrative fairness for those who hold rights to forest and range resources.
Together, the Act and its regulations are the foundation for competitive forest and ranching industries, partnerships with Indigenous peoples, and stability for forestry and ranching-dependent communities.
We want to improve the legislation to ensure it will continue to sustainably manage our forests and rangelands. Guiding principles for proposed changes include putting the resiliency of the land first, public trusts, reconciliation with Indigenous Nations, scientific knowledge as well as flexibility.
 
Forest and range industry, communities and organizations are encouraged to provide written comments through stakeholder submission to
engagefrpa@gov.bc.ca
Feedback will be accepted until July 15, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
 
Feedback from the engagement process will inform changes to the Forest and Range Practices Act and regulations that are planned over the next two years. A What We Heard Report will summarize comments received and be publicly available in fall 2019.
Please visit the engagement site listed below for more info on how to provide input
https://engage.gov.bc.ca/govtogetherbc/consultation/forest-and-range-practices-act/
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