Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 1995

Abstract

Part I of this Article sets forth Canada's,numerous international forest protection obligations. Part II reveals the pattern of forest destruction and provincial government corruption in British Columbia and Alberta. Part III examines why the Canadian federal government has thus far been reluctant to interfere with provincial forest management. The constitutional arguments supporting this "hands-off" policy are assessed and rejected. Therefore, this Article concludes that the Canadian federal government must ultimately be held accountable for provincial violations of international law.