Preliminary and Final Decisions

Forest Practices Board v. Government of British Columbia

Decision Date:
November 21, 2002
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Third Parties:
Western Forest Products Limited, Third Party


Decision Date: November 20, 2002

Panel: Alan Andison

By consent of the parties, the appeal of a review panel’s decision to rescind a stopwork order, issued by a forest official in the Queen Charlotte Islands, was dismissed. The consent order was made subject to the parties’ joint submissions, which noted that the Government would amend its stopwork order forms, and all other documents referring to stopwork orders to clarify that stopwork orders are not formal findings of contraventions. Further, the Government agreed that a legally issued stopwork order, that has already been lifted, should not be rescinded solely on the basis of policy.