Who wears the big boy pants? (II) - Macleans.ca

Who wears the big boy pants? (II)


On the matter of Fish Lake—an issue that came to involve questions concerning the environment, the economy, provincial jurisdiction, federal oversight and aboriginal land rights, not to mention warnings of potential violence and racial strife—Environment Minister Jim Prentice decided to side with the grizzly bears.

“Fish Lake would be drained, and there would be the loss of all the associated wetlands and a number of streams,” Environment Minister Jim Prentice said. “Really, it was the loss of the whole ecosystem, which was pretty pronounced in terms of its environmental effects.”

“The loss of the job opportunities is difficult, but at the end of the day we have a responsibility to strike an environmental process and to follow the recommendations,” he said on CTV’s Power Play.