Another big ticket also expected today is a large investment in nature conservation and Indigenous oversight of a network of new parks and development-protected areas. The Trudeau government has stated it plans to protect 17 per cent of Canada’s land mass. At present, that number is closer to 10.6 per cent. A survey for the Boreal Songbird Initiative found that 87 per cent of Canadians support the 17 per cent target.
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