Public Hearings on Bill 74: Forest Act

Public Hearings on Bill 74: Forest Act

YELLOWKNIFE (May 8, 2023)  – The Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment, chaired by Jackie Jacobson, will hold public meetings in Hay River, Enterprise, Fort Providence, Fort Liard, Fort Simpson, and Yellowknife regarding Bill 74: Forest Act. 

The Bill proposes changes to the following areas:

  • sustainable forest management;
  • wildfire, and the protection of forests, communities and values at risk; and
  • the roles and responsibilities of the Government, Minister, Renewable Resources Boards, Renewable Resources Councils and forest management committees.

A plain language summary for the Bill can be retrieved here.

Members of the public and media are invited to attend and share their thoughts with the Committee at one of the following community meetings:

Hay River – Community Hall
Monday, May 15 at 7:00 pm

Enterprise – Community Centre
Tuesday, May 16 at noon
(Lunch at 12, meeting at 12:30)

Fort Providence – Community Hall
Tuesday, May 16 at 5:00 pm

(Supper at 5 pm, meeting at 5:30 pm)

Fort Liard – Community Hall
Wednesday, May 17 at 6:00 pm
(Supper at 6 pm, meeting at 6:30 pm)

Fort Simpson – Community Hall
Thursday, May 18 at 6:00 pm
(Supper at 6 pm, meeting at 6:30 pm)

Yellowknife – Legislative Assembly

Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 pm

Written feedback can be sent to before June 6, 2023.

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For more information, please contact:
Public Affairs and Communications
Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly