Legalese shows true intent behind climate change policy

Oak Bay is changing it’s antiquated Official Community Plan (PDF) to include some new verbiage about climate change. On Dec 7th, the public will have a chance to speak to council about the issue (PDF). All of this is driven by an agreement between the Province and Union of BC Municipalities and their members regarding combating climate change. This is quite laudable but the actual agreement between the various parties is very neatly undermined by the final section of the agreement (PDF), which reads:

This Charter is not intended to be legally binding or impose legal obligations on any Party and will have no legal effect.

So much for that. More information about the actual amendment as I get it.

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