Federal funding for the Fraser Basin Council Society

Petition: 445

Issue(s): Climate change; Compliance and enforcement; Governance; Water

Petitioner(s): A Canadian resident

Petitioner Location(s): Mission, British Columbia

Date Received: 20 August 2020

Status: Completed—Response(s) to petition received

Summary: The petition raises concerns about federal funding for the Fraser Basin Council Society, a non-profit organization whose mandate is to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout British Columbia. The petition requests information about the federal government’s involvement with the Fraser Basin Council Society and the criteria and sources of funds that the government used to provide the organization with $2.5 million over the past 5 years. In addition, the petition asks if the government has received or expects to receive any reports on the use or outcome of this funding.

Federal Departments Responsible for Reply: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada; Environment and Climate Change Canada; Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Indigenous Services Canada; Natural Resources Canada