Foresters hard up to fight softwood lumber dispute
Ontario and Quebec chambers of commerce say forestry companies are preparing for a trade war with the United States over softwood lumber and are asking the Canadian government for help. The chambers are sending a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, requesting the federal government commit to loan guarantees as Canadian...
Forestry workers to meet MPs for softwood lumber lobby
Unifor members from across Canada will meet with MPs next week to discuss how the federal government can save good Canadian jobs during Canada-U.S. Softwood Lumber Agreement negotiations. “The stakes couldn’t be higher for one of the largest sectors of Canada’s economy,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “The Trudeau...
Inaccuracies riddle forestry column – Comment
I would like to address some inaccurate comments by Ben Parfitt in his March 10 column. Mr. Parfitt seems to suggest that B.C.’s response to the devastating pine beetle infestation (escalated logging rates) was wrong, saying that the longer it continued, the more rapidly local forests would be depleted and...
‘Made in Canada’ wasps next step in battle against ash borer
This week the first batch of ‘Made in Canada’ parasitic wasps will emerge in the fight against the emerald ash borer. Researchers at the Great Lakes Forestry Centre in Sault Ste. Marie have reared 12,000 of the tiny wasps, which go by the name Tetrastichus. These wasps will join other...
Forest sector partners with Federation of Canadian Municipalities
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has become Corporate Partner of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to help advance shared priorities in the areas of economic growth, innovation and sustainable land-use management. “In many rural and northern communities across Canada the forest sector is a critical driver of...
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