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Historic Broughton Agreement Wins BC Government Recognition
Mowi Canada West was a part of the celebrations at the 2019 BC Premier’s Excellence Awards as the Government-to-Government process in the Broughton Archipelago won the Premier’s Excellence Award for Partnership.
The award recognizes joint-ventures or multi-party in-itiatives between BC Public Service organizations and organizations in the broader public sector, other levels of government, First Nations communities, or in the private or not-for-profit sectors.
In 2019, the ‘Namgis First Nation, the Kwikwasutinuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation, and the Mamalilikulla First Nation, together with the BC Government, developed a framework for the future of salmon farming in the Broughton Archipelago.
Mowi Canada West and Cermaq Canada were invited to the table to provide their input and commitment as part of the process. The result of this work was a historic agreement. Dr. Diane Morrison, M.D. of Mowi Canada West said, “The Government to Government process that lead to this agree-ment is a significant milestone for salmon farming in BC. It is fantastic that the hard work to achieve it has been recognized with the Premier’s Excellence Award for Partnership. We are very proud to have played a part in this process.”
The nomination video that was shown at the awards ceremony can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_dD37qqX98&feature=youtu.be
The 15th Annual Premier’s Innovation and Excellence Awards honoured BC Public Service employees for their exceptional work making life better for British Columbians. This work includes projects to advance reconciliation, im-prove emergency response, and revitalize BC’s environmental assessment process.
The Premier’s Awards recognize public service employees for applying new and innovative approaches in seven categories: Emerging Leader, Evidence-Based Design, Innovation, Leadership, Legacy, Organizational Excellence, and Partnership.
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