Environmentalists, forestry industry agree biodiversity bill needs changes

It was standing-room only for meeting of law amendments committee on Monday. (Jean Laroche/CBC)

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Environmentalists, woodlot owners and forestry company representatives were united in calling for changes to the measures being proposed by the McNeil government to protect Nova Scotia's biodiversity, but Bill 116 is headed back to the floor of the legislature without amendment.

That's because Liberal members on the law amendments committee used their majority to defeat a motion by Progressive Conservative MLA Tory Rushton to send the Biodiversity Act back to the Department of Lands and Forestry to mull over what it was told Monday afternoon.

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Source: CBC News

 

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