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YCS Offers Condolences on Thomas Berger’s passing

Press Release – For Immediate Distribution

April 29th, 2021 - Whitehorse, Yukon

Yukon Conservation Society Offers Condolences On Berger’s Passing

The Yukon Conservation Society is saddened to learn of the passing of Thomas Berger, QC OC OBC.

He will be remembered in the North for many things, but especially for his role as the Royal Commissioner of the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry in the 1970s and more recently for being the lead lawyer for certain Yukon First Nation Governments and Environmental non-governmental organizations on the Peel Watershed case.

The Yukon Conservation Society extends its deepest condolences to his family and colleagues. His legacy of environmental protection in the Yukon will long be honoured.

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Lewis Rifkind
Mining Analyst
Yukon Conservation Society
1 (867) 668-5678 x4

Coral Voss,
Executive Director
Yukon Conservation Society
1 (867) 668-5678 x3

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