In the Network: Media Co-op Dominion   Locals: HalifaxMontrealTorontoVancouver

Leaked Copy of the Boreal Forest Agreement

39 page agreement marked "Confidential" available for download

by Vancouver Media Co-op Original Peoples, →Canadian Foreign Policy, →Environment

Leaked Copy of the Boreal Forest Agreement

The Vancouver Media Co-op has received a leaked copy of the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, which was announced yesterday in Toronto.

Click here to download the 39 page agreement, which is marked "confidential." Note that the attachment does not include "schedules" including maps. We'll post it as soon as it becomes available.

UPDATE: Click here to download the full text of the agreement, including the Schedules.

Catch the news as it breaks: follow the VMC on Twitter.
Join the Vancouver Media Co-op today. Click here to learn about the benefits of membership.


agreement available?

I'm pretty sure anyone who asks one of the NGOs can get a copy of this. Would be easier to read and have the details this one doesn't. This version was probably 'confidential' because it's from before it was announced.

We did ask

Greenpeace was asked for a copy the day of the press conference, they declined. I have updated with what they have since released, still does not include provincial maps.

Very disappointed but not surprised at Greenpeace

these people deserve to be further exposed and shunned by engaged and informed environmentalists, climate justice, and indigenous rights activists.

Forest Ethics - I've long given up on.



Boreal Agreement for Caribou

This secret deal displays a disturbing lack of respect for indigenous rights. These environmental groups have become elitist and corporate in their behaviour by not following respectful protocol when addressing land use issues on public lands.
What we need now is for First Nations to be adequately funded and empowered to address industrial forest activity, as well as oil and gas activity in traditional territories in the boreal forest. After all, these First Nations and other residents are the ones that will be affected most by land use decisions. We cannot leave this up to various governments, as most have horrendous environmental and social justice records.
We also need a terrestrial Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to monitor the forest companies' operations in the boreal forest. Sadly the environmental groups involved in this agreement have given up the only leverage they had. The only ones that are smiling are the forest companies......

The site for the Vancouver local of The Media Co-op has been archived and will no longer be updated. Please visit the main Media Co-op website to learn more about the organization.