Good to get a dialogue going, and hear member's differing perspectives/experiences: Please read the article (http://blogs.theprovince.com/2013/0...-liberals-are-planning-a-b-c-forest-giveaway/) and speak out/up ! There's an election coming folks, tell Steve Thompson you dont want your forests given away ! firstname.lastname@example.org - Office phone # 250 387-6240, constituency phone # 250 712-3620 "....the bill would give the provincial cabinet powers to grant forest companies de facto private control over public forestlands without first having to notify or consult with the public. Instead of companies enjoying rights to log set volumes of trees on public forestlands, companies would gain dramatically expanded powers to log trees on defined areas that in effect become their own semi-private fiefdoms." "f the new legislation passes, the provincial cabinet could grant forest companies the rights to roll over numerous volume-based forest licences into area-based Tree Farm Licences. TFLs bestow by far the most secure rights of access to publicly owned trees of any arrangement with the provincial government. The new legislation could massively expand their use, beyond the limited number now issued."