These urban parks—Stanley Park, Central Park in New York, Pleasant Point in Halifax—are seen as hugely far-sighted. Whoever came up with this idea...it was a great idea. It's also equally clear that if they hadn't come up with the idea and if it hadn't been protected, they wouldn't be parks today. That's just testimony to what I was saying about how in hindsight the value of doing this becomes more obvious than it was in the day.
The urban park thing is beyond the reach of the CBFA. We're talking about boreal environments. I note that part of the objective of the national conservation plan is to connect Canadians to nature. Most of us live in cities: 50% of aboriginal people live in cities now, and 80% of Canadians do.