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Federal government imposes itself in provincial jurisdiction but lets Quebec govern itself

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I discovered the federal government interferes in many provincial jurisdictions while allowing Quebec to govern themselves in many areas.

One is the federal government's protecting species at risk.  This is now infringing on the logging industry in B.C. and is just an additional reason sawmills are shutting down in certain areas.

The species at risk scheme is described on the federal government website.  This is not the case in Quebec.

Overview of the Pan-Canadian approach to transforming Species at Risk conservation in Canada - Canada.ca

According to what I can find, the various species fall under the jurisdiction of the provinces, not the federal government.

"Natural resources are aspects of the natural environment from which goods and services can be obtained and produced. They include air, sunlight, water, land, vegetation, animal life and geological resources."

Natural Resources in Canada | The Canadian Encyclopedia

I am curious as to whether an individual could take this "species at risk" program to court to seek a declaration that it is unconstitutional because it infringes on provincial jurisdiction.  Would be interesting to see what happens.  But would probably be costly.  An individual would be up against an opponent who has unlimited money, lawyers, and has appointed the Supreme Court.


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