We all had high hopes of the Lahey review of forest practices. The government accepted Professor Lahey's recommendations and promised implementation. Yet, two years later while some work has been done behind the scenes, substantial progress has not occurred.
This reminds Ray Plourde of the scenario in 2010 when the Natural Resource Strategy secured a positive reaction from the Dexter government, but then languished while the DNR bureaucracy conducted more 'studies' and put forward delaying strategies.
On August 10th, Shelly Hipson gave Louise Renault of CBC a run-down of 'progress' to date, and the next day Ray followed up with an interview with Preston Mulligan.
Here are links to the two interviews:
One key recommendation of the Lahey review, which has not been followed up, was to expand the range of values expressed in the mandating of legislation for forest regulation in Nova Scotia.
Paul Pross offers some thoughts on the values that have been suggested by HFC supporters in a thoughtful essay found below.