A B.C. conservation group is fuming over what they say was the province’s decision to “quietly” extend the public feedback period on increasing the trophy killing of wolves and grizzlies.
Chris Genovali with Raincoast says he was upset when he learned the deadline was moved from the end of last year to the end of January.
“There’s been no public announcement by the province to let people know they still had time to give their feedback.”
“On the one hand we’re glad they’ve extended the comment period to more reasonable dates – the previous deadline was New Year’s Eve. But if you’re going to extend the comment period you have to let the public know that you’ve done it and they have an opportunity to give their feedback.”
The group is also upset the province timed the consultations to take place during the busy holiday period.
Raincoast is opposed to the province’s proposals to increase trophy killing.
He says after a recent Insights West poll found 95 per cent of British Columbians agree with that sentiment, it’ll reflect when the public comment period is over.