NOVA SCOTIA’S GENERAL ELECTION AND THE ENVIRONMENT: ALANA WESTWOOD WEIGHS IN

An election has been called in Nova Scotia! With climate change top of mine for many and a time of transition in forestry, this election is key for charting out the province’s environmental future. Ongoing media coverage includes interviews with lab head Dr. Alana Westwood about environmental priorities for this election.

She told CBC News that there are three big jobs waiting on the other side of the election for any government that’s serious about the environment: mitigating climate change, completing the shift to ecological forestry, and increasing protections for biodiversity and endangered species.

“We have some of the most ambitious [environmental] legislation in North America, but it really needs to be followed up by action.”

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