Write letters

Contacting provincial and federal elected officials, as well as members of the opposition and newspapers, is an effective and important way to communicate your thoughts on an issue.  Here are some key contacts.

Provincial

BC Premier Hon. Gordon Campbell (and MLA Vancouver-Point Grey)
Mailing address: PO Box 9041 Stn Prov Govt  Victoria, BC  V8W 9E2
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Phone: 250-387-1715  Fax: 250-356-6176

Forest Minister Hon. Patrick Bell ( and MLA Prince George North)
Mailing Address: PO Box 9049  Stn Prov Govt Victoria, BC  V8W 9E2
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Phone: 250-387-6240  Fax: 250-387-1040

Environment Minister Hon. Barry Penner (and MLA Chilliwack-Hope)
Mailing Address: PO Box 9047 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC  V8W 9E2
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Phone: 250 387-1187 Fax: 250 387-1356

Federal

Fisheries and Oceans Minister Hon. Gail Shea
House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6
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Environment Minister Hon. Jim Prentice
House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6
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Send a letter to environment Minister Barry Penner.

A disturbing number of grizzly bears are being shot as ‘control kills’ in BC’s Bella Coola valley. Most of these kills are as a result of humans who don’t secure bear attractants. Despite this, virtually no enforcement action is being taken against individuals responsible for the needless deaths of these bears.

Raincoast is calling on the BC government to reform the Wildlife Act so that provisions addressing bear attractants are more stringent and enforceable. We are also calling on the government to provide sufficient funding for Bear Smart/Bear Aware education in the Bella Coola valley.  More details are in the letter.

Go here to send a letter to Environment Minister Barry Penner to express your concerns about their approach to grizzly bear management.