MP Eglinski Pushes for Action on Pine Beetle – October 23, 2017

MP Eglinski Pushes for Action on Pine Beetle

October 23, 2017

OTTAWA:  On October 20th, in the House of Commons, Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, again asked the Liberal government what their plan was to stop the Mountain Pine Beetle from spreading.

“Mr. Speaker, Alberta is getting eaten alive. Jasper Park is turning brown due to the pine beetle infestation. Now they are fed up with Parks Canada and are moving into the foothills region, from 40,000 trees last year to over 500,000 this year. Our previous Conservative government gave $8 million to fight this.

What is the Minister of Natural Resources going to do to stop the pine beetle from attacking our forests?”

MP Eglinski will continue to press the federal government to stop the spread of the mountain pine beetle.

For more information:  Jim Eglinski, MP 613-992-1653

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