AL­LEGED FAIL­URE TO PRO­TECT CARI­BOU PROMPTS LAW­SUIT

Montreal Gazette - - NEWS -

A wildlife ad­vo­cacy group is tak­ing En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Cather­ine McKenna to court for al­legedly fail­ing to tell Cana­di­ans how the coun­try’s woodland cari­bou are be­ing pro­tected. The Cana­dian Parks and Wilder­ness So­ci­ety said Thurs­day it had filed an ap­pli­ca­tion for ju­di­cial re­view in Fed­eral Court in Mon­treal. The Species at Risk Act re­quires the en­vi­ron­ment min­is­ter to “form an opin­ion about whether or not the crit­i­cal habi­tat of the woodland cari­bou is pro­tected,” lawyer Fred­eric Paquin told a news con­fer­ence.

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