Virtual townhall on Alberta parks goes downhill for UCP
A virtual townhall organized by the United Conservative caucus on contentious changes to Alberta’s parks took a turn after moderators disabled the chat on Zoom, where questions were being posed by participants.
Parks Minister Jason Nixon was answering questions about the province’s plans to remove 164 parks from the system and close or partially close another 20.
Opposition to the move has been fierce, with more than 20,000 Albertans writing letters and 15,000 putting up lawn signs in support of the Defend Alberta Parks campaign, organized in part by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS).
CPAWS accessed internal documents through a freedom of…