Strengthen the relationship with Washington State / Strengthen the ECC

In the 1990s, BC and Wash St created the Environmental Cooperation Council to manage our shared ecosystems like the Salish Sea and the Columbia River Basin. This agreement acknowledge the scientific reality that nature does not see random political lines created in 1846. This regional agreement has been neglected by the BC Liberals and responsibilities have been delegated to Environment Canada. With the growth that is expected to occur between Metro Vancouver and Metro Seattle - we really need to work together to create a sustainable region with advanced infrastructure. This will also help scale up opposition against regressive federal policies in both the U.S. and Canada (e.g. Pipelines and shipping Oil). This all dovetails with truth and reconciliation as both Coastal and Plateau communities in BC and Wash were disrupted by the national boundary created.

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