McKenna misses deadline on parks management by months: wilderness group


OTTAWA — National parks advocates say they are frustrated that Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has missed by nine months a deadline to respond to concerns over how the parks are managed.

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society says more than 13,000 people took part in a public consultation in January 2017 on how the parks should be run and 600 submitted concrete suggestions.

Director Alison Ronson says most of those suggestions said the parks should focus on environmental integrity instead of tourism.

She says many also said Parks Canada should beef up its science capability and limit commercial footprint on the land.

McKenna was legally obliged to respond by last July.

The Canadian Press


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