NDP to prioritize raising Lake Cowichan weir if party takes power in Ottawa
The New Democrats will prioritize raising the Lake Cowichan weir to protect the Cowichan River if the party takes control in Ottawa after the fast-approaching federal election.
NDP House Leader Peter Julian, along with Cowichan-Malahat-Langford candidate Alistair MacGregor and others, made the announcement on Thursday afternoon at the Quw’utsun’ Conference Centre in Duncan.
Julian says the Harper Government hasn’t done enough to help save a designated heritage river.
A few local governments say the NDP are the only major party that has gone public so far in supporting the idea of raising the weir.