*** Victoria Rally Monday, March 2, 2015 ***
This is your big chance to make your opinion heard. There is a rally at the Legislature at 11 a.m. Monday, March 2. See the Facebook event page for more details. Please share.
The BC Government has recently announced changes to the way Limited Entry Hunting authorizations are allocated. Guide-Outfitter allocations have increased, at the expense of Resident Hunters.
You need to take action now to let the policy makers know if you are not happy with this handover of public resources to private interests. The legislature will be meeting February 10th to discuss this issue so it’s imperative you let your elected officials know that now is the time to represent your interests, not just the interests of the GOABC (which by some coincidence is a big campaign contributor to the Liberals).
The most important action you can take is to contact Premier Clark, Minister Thomson, and your local MLA and tell them what you think.
More details of the policy change, and contact information for the politicians, can be found at the following sites:
There are two active online petitions. Please add your voice if you feel strongly about this issue.
A number of public meetings have been set up to provide more background and information about these allocation policy changes.
Public meetings have already been held in Prince George, Langley, Kelowna, Kitimat, Terrace, Dawson Creek, and Fernie, as well as the following locations.
Nanaimo – Wednesday, January 21
Vancouver – Thursday, January 22
Oliver – Sunday, January 25
Fort St. John – Tuesday, January 27
Victoria – Tuesday, January 27
Kamloops – Thursday, January 29
Quesnel – Saturday, January 31
Peaceful public demonstrations are being held to show resident hunters’ opposition to these changes. Please make time to attend if possible – the media is watching and public opinion will be important.
Media coverage has been good so far, but we need to keep the pressure up. The time for action is now.