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UNESCO seeks new safeguards for Wood Buffalo National Park

By Mark Gustafson, Melody Lepine      

The governments of Canada, Alberta, and British Columbia have the task of moving beyond aspirational talking points to demonstrating real leadership and stewardship of one of Canada’s most amazing places. Canada’s international standing and Mikisew’s way of life are both be at stake.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, pictured, both stated in Question Period recently that they take the mission report recommendations seriously, but Canada’s actions are telling a much different story, write Melody Lepine and Mark Gustafson. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

VICTORIA, B.C.—On Canada Day, while many Canadians made use of their ‘Canada 150’ passes for free admission to Canada’s national parks, a delegation of the Mikisew Cree First Nation was in Poland working to save Canada’s largest national park, Wood Buffalo National Park (WBNP).

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