The British Columbia government has announced that it will employ “traffic calming” in the area of Cathedral Grove, rather than bulldozing old growth forest to create a parking lot. The announcement ends a two year struggle by environmentalists and residents opposed to the government’s original plan.

We are proud to have played a small role in this important victory, having successfully opposed the BC government’s application for an injunction that would have had the effect of removing protesters from the public lands where the parking lot was to have been built.

In May of 2004, the late Madam Justice Gina Quijano dismissed the injunction application in a courageous decision that bucked conventional judicial trends.

Read Madam Justice Quijano’s 2004 decision here:
2004 BCSC 720 British Columbia (Attorney General) v. Sager et al