Species at Risk Act

Res #: 26-15A
Number: 26
Year: 2015
Midterm: No
Expired: Yes
Responses Received: No
Departments: Environment Canada

WHEREAS the spirit and intent of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) legislation is desirable; and

WHEREAS the SARA and embedded habitat protection legislation will have long lasting negative effects on rural municipalities in Saskatchewan by limiting the ability of people and our province to grow and prosper; and

WHEREAS the penalties and fines associated with the SARA are onerous and threaten the livelihood of the stewards of the land with fines up to $1,000,000 and 5 years in jail;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM and the Government of Saskatchewan lobby the Federal Government to repeal the current Species at Risk Act and rebuild it in a way that better respects the socio-economic reality, seeking a balanced approach (economic, environmental, social).