Gary Burrill, leader of the NDP, originally introduced An Act Respecting
Parks and Protected Areas, otherwise known as the Owls Head Act. Mr. Burrill tableed the Owls Head Act (Bill 231) on February 26, 2020. When Premier McNeil prorogued (discontinued) the Legislature, all of the bills on the table but not passed died.
We are grateful that Lisa Roberts of the NDP re-introduced the Owls Head Act (now Bill 65) on March 25, 2021. The bill has been introduced but not passed, so it is not yet a law. We hope that it will be someday.
Owls Head Act
This Bill strengthens the process for designations and removal of designations under the Provincial Parks Act, the Special Places Protection Act and the Wilderness Areas Protection Act.
Read the full bill, here.