Caribou Range Protection – Rally in Support of Rural Communities, Forest Industry and Forestry Contractors

February 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Ray Hilts - Alberta Forest Alliance

Caribou Rally in Support of Rural Communities, Forest Industry and Forestry Contractors – February 22, 2018 – 1pm to 2:30 pm

Hello Friends and Colleagues,

As you are aware the caribou conservation planning process has been underway for a long time and has significant implications for our communities, the forest industry and our membership.

We have engaged and patiently anticipated a constructive outcome that would ensure the prosperity of said stakeholders.

For our part, the Alberta Forest Alliance has been active and involved from our inception in August of 2016. We have engaged with all levels of government both politically and bureaucratically on a number of occasions. These experiences provide little hope that our governments will approach the caribou conservation planning with an acknowledgement of our collective rights to live and work in our communities of the rural north.

We believe it is time to show our governments the importance of this issue by organizing a peaceful and constructive caribou rally at the legislature buildings in Edmonton.

On Feb 22, 2018 the Alberta government is hosting a caribou open house from 3 to 8pm at the Kingsway Legion – 14339 – 50 St NW.  In advance of the open house, we will be sponsoring a rally from 1pm to 2:30 pm at the legislature buildings.

We respectfully request your support and attendance with as many of your citizens, employees and business owners that can attend. It is critical that we show solidarity on this issue and there is no better way than to have a significant presence at this event.

If you are an employer please consider encouraging and providing for an opportunity for your workers to attend.

Everyone is welcome – all ages, backgrounds and interests in this issue. Signs would be helpful too.

There will be a sound system and podium for our use.

If you are interested in speaking at the event, feel free to contact me confidentially to arrange a spot on the program.

Event details:
Caribou Rally in Support of Rural Communities and Forest Industry and Forestry Contractors
Where: Edmonton  Front steps of Legislature
Date and Time: February 22, 2018 – 1pm to 2:30 pm


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