Gee,talk about hysteria there fernwoodguy.
Read the Act yourself.
When compensation for use may be payable
11 A holder of a road authorization applicable to a resource road must not request or obtain money or any other benefit or compensation from any person using or wishing to use the resource road unless,
(a) in the case of a person using or wishing to use the resource road for a purpose that is not an industrial purpose, the regulations otherwise provide, or
(b) in the case of a person using or wishing to use the resource road for an industrial purpose,
(i) the money, benefit or compensation is sought in accordance with section 38 or 39, or
(ii) the regulations otherwise provide.
That's a clear exemption for public recreational use, right in the Bill.
Speaking as a professional who is involved in building and deactivating these roads, the Bill is sorely needed. Right now there are conflicts between industrial users. Let me give you an example.
Forest Company A builds a logging road to do some logging.
Forest Company B and Mining Company C then use the road to access their own chart area/claim and rip the road up with heavy equipment but do no maintenance.
At the moment, Company A bears all the costs of construction and is responsible for all maintenance until deactivation. B and C get a free ride.
The purpose of this Bill is to ensure that costs and responsibilities for the road are shared equitably by different industrial users. We have needed a bill like this for years.