Letter and signatories calling for the protection of British Columbia's iconic old-growth forests - Canopy

Letter and signatories calling for the protection of British Columbia’s iconic old-growth forests

Some things can’t be replaced.

British Columbia used to be the land of giants, with trees towering 250 feet tall.

For thousands of years, these forests have cleaned our air and water, nurtured species, stabilized the climate, and been stewarded by Indigenous Nations through the jurisdictional management of their traditional lands.

Today, less than 3% of these vital, old-growth forests remain. 

Premier Horgan, protect the irreplaceable.


Indigenous Leaders and Protectors
Chief Rande Cook • Ellen Gabriel • Hasheukumiss Richard George
Khelsilem • Melina Laboucan-Massimo • Kanahus Manuel
Joe Martin • Grand Chief Stewart Phillip • Clayton Thomas-Muller

Scientists, Academics, and Foresters
Anthony Britneff, Retired RPF • Dr. Maxwell Cameron • Dr. Kai Chan
Professor Wade Davis • Dr. Jacquelyn Gill • Herb Hammond RPF
Professor Mark Jacobson • Am Johal • Dr. Andy MacKinnon
Dr. Michael E. Mann • Dr. Reed Noss • Dr. Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon
Dr. Suzanne Simard • Dr. David Suzuki • Eric Young

Authors and Broadcasters
Margaret Atwood • Suzanne Buffam • Mark Cullen • Emma Donoghue
Gillian Jerome • Naomi Klein • Avi Lewis • John MacFarlane • Yann Martel
Bill McKibben • Linda McQuaig • Michael Ondaatje • Valerie Pringle
Andrew Pyper • Bob Ramsay • John Ralston Saul • Madeleine Thien • Laura Trunkey • John Vaillant

Political Figures
The Honourable David Anderson • Councilor Christine Boyle
Donna Cansfield, Former Ontario MPP • John Cashore, Previous B.C. Minister of the Environment • Olivia Chow, Former MP
The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson • Libby Davies, Former MP
Sharon Johnston, Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy
Stephen Lewis, Former Leader of the Ontario NDP
The Honourable Roy MacLaren • The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney
David Peterson, Former Premier of Ontario
Gregor Robertson, Former Mayor of Vancouver, BC
Svend Robinson, Former MP • Senator Nancy Ruth

Bryan Adams • Tyler Bancroft • Dave Bidini • Claire Boucher (Grimes) • Bruce Cockburn
Charlotte Cornfield • Zach Gray (Zolas) • Sarah Harmer • Ricky Kej • Dan Mangan • Brighid Fry & Pascale Padilla (Moscow Apartment) • Shawn Patterson • Ryan Peake (Nickelback) • Joel Plaskett • Marky Ramone • Tegan and Sara • The Weather Station • Neil Young

Actors and Artists
Robert Bateman• Edward Burtynsky • Tantoo Cardinal • Shawn Doyle • Morgan Fairchild
Jane Fonda • Josh Fox • Daryl Hannah • Bec Hill • Adrian Hough • Peter Keleghan Bonnie Sherr Klein • Piper Perabo • Mira Sorvino • Dame Emma Thompson

Business and Civic Leaders
Bob and Francine Barrett and Family, Polytainers • Tom Boddez, Partner at Active Impact Investments • Martha and George Butterfield, Co-Founders of Butterfield & Robinson • Louise Dennys, Executive Vice President of Penguin Random House • Michael de Pencier, Co-Founder of InvestEco • Michael Green, CEO of Michael Green Architecture Inc. • Karri Green-Schuermans, Co-Owner of Chambar Restaurant • Andrew Heintzman, Managing Partner of InvestEco • Kyle Housman, CEO of Native Shoes • Anne Lambert, Founding Director of International Conservation Fund of Canada • Judy Matthews, The Bentway • Mickey McLeod, CEO of Salt Spring Coffee • Heather Reisman, CEO of Indigo Books • Diego Saez Gil, Co-Founder CEO of Pachama Inc. • Mike Winterfield, Founder of Active Impact Investments • Mark Wolverton. Co-Founder of Lush Cosmetics • Al Zikovitz, CEO of Cottage Life

Athletes and Olympians
Tamo Campos, Professional Snowboarder • Justin Lamoureux, Olympic Snowboarder • Georges Laraque, Former NHL Hockey Player • Kirsten Moore-Towers, Olympic Figure Skater • Leilani Münter, Racecar Driver • Spencer O’Brien, Pro Snowboarder • Pamela Leila Rai, Olympic Swimmer • Marie-France Roy, Professional Snowboarder • Jesse Winchester, NHL Hockey Player

Social Justice and Environmental Advocates
Jodie Emery • Tim Gray • Vicky Husband • Joanna Kerr
Dr. Harvey Locke • Denny Manchee • Cristina “Mitty” Mittermeier
Judy Rebick • Jean Swanson • Greta Thunberg • Rita Wong