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  • The Working Forest on
    Canada takes next step in softwood lumber dispute

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    Thank you for sharing your insights.

  • Canada takes next step in softwood lumber dispute

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    It is most unfortunate but has to be done. The lobbyists are still ruling the roost in Washington even though Mr Trump had indicated he would put a stop to the glad handing. Perhaps sooner rather than later would be nice? Rembos is proud member of the Association of Lumber Re-manufacurers of Ontario (ALRO). This is an association compromised of Independent lumber Re-Manufacturers. We are currently paying the highest duties of all softwood lumber exporters from Canada. Job loss is inevitable in the reman world come the new year. We purchase our raw material at arms length, have to re-manufacture, suffer significant yield loss and pay the highest duty rates! A totally intolerable situation. There is nothing "fair" about the lumber stalemate with the United States. The so called Coalition for FAIR Lumber Imports is anything but. The group is only interested in lining their own pockets. THAT is why they exist. Canada does NOT subsidize the softwood industry. We operate differently than they do on the US side yes.....that doesn't make it wrong. Go GoC Go! Eat them up at WTO! Glenn Boothe Managing Partner Rembos Inc.

  • John Muileboom on
    Closure of seed plant draws industry concern

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    Typical no brain liberal idea !

  • Irene Lariviere on
    Opinion: Closing seed facility risks forests’ future

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    NO WAY! Where is the News report that speaks about the insanity of this decision. In a media storm that flips out over Climate Change and a government that Slaps Carbon Tax on our backs, how the hell do they Justify closing a Seed facility that has preserved the integrity of Ontario Forests since 1923. This smells and looks like a completely insane person, group of persons in government has totally 'lost it'! Or, our Government is now in a deeply committed relationship with Monsanto (the most diabolical 'business' on the planet). All of the Province of Ontario should be made aware this; another K. Wynne hypocrisy.

  • lizzie on
    Closure of seed plant draws industry concern

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    the people, animals, earth need more forests of indigenous plants. Please reconsider this bad decision

  • Lesley Strutt on
    Closure of seed plant draws industry concern

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    Trees are the most important resource of this planet. They clean the air, filter the water, nourish the earth, keep the planet cooled down. We CANNOT afford to lose any organization that grows seedlings for reforestation! DO NOT CLOSE this tree seed facility!

  • Lee Thurston on
    Opinion: Closing seed facility risks forests’ future

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    We can’t spend 2million a year on the seed plant but we can cancel a gas plant to the tune of 1/2 a billion or more. Sounds kind of like the junior ranger program.

  • B Boysen on
    Opinion: Closing seed facility risks forests’ future

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    Online petition https://www.change.org/p/kathleen-wynne-save-the-ontario-tree-seed-facility?recruiter=834088399&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_page&utm_term=triggered

  • Opinion: Closing seed facility risks forests’ future

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    […] The Working Forest, November 9, 2017: Closing Seed Facility Risks Forests’ Future […]

  • Phil Shantz on
    Opinion: Closing seed facility risks forests’ future

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    Government keeps talking about the need for climate change adaptation/resiliency and is now investing millions or billions in it. Seems ridiculous to close the facility.

  • Carol Bacon on
    Opinion: Closing seed facility risks forests’ future

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    Is there a contingency plan to have some universities or other organizations assist with the storage of the seeds? "A call to arms" (or seeds in this case). Please let us know if there is a petition. Thanks for raising the alarm and wonderful letter.

  • Ge9rge Anderson on
    Forest sector execs on trade mission to China, Japan

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    WE didnt learn a thing -!! Pat Bell developed a relationship with the Chinese in 2008 just to let things slip back to the old habits of shipping our products to the U.S.A. when things improved. Now in 2017 we are asking the Chinese to buy more wood products due to the tarrifs the USA have now put on our wood products once again -- Will we ever learn ?

  • Kenneth Herman on
    Agreement with local snowmobilers protects caribou habitat

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    I think u should get rid of wolves or coyotes or at least get numbers down this would give the larger animals to increase as young are very volunarable what was the population 15/20 years ago Good Luck KH

  • Marg Carruthers on
    Agreement with local snowmobilers protects caribou habitat

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    Excellent signs of working together. Congratulations to all parties.

  • Susan Hay on
    Opinion: Closing seed facility risks forests’ future

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    This is not the way to cut costs! Now, more than ever we need to be planting more trees and replacing those that succumb due to disease and damage due to climate change.

  • Bernie on
    Opinion: Closing seed facility risks forests’ future

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    I think the FGCA needs to establish an online petition to not close the OTSP. There are really good arguments in this article that can gain the support of many in Ontario.

  • Carol Bulmer on
    Opinion: Closing seed facility risks forests’ future

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    How are we going to regenerate our forests without seed facilities?!

  • Brian Paradoski on
    Opinion: Closing seed facility risks forests’ future

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    Barb You are spot on with your letter. The decision to close the OTSP is detrimental to Ontario and all Ontarians. With tree planting the most important tool to fight climate change...why is our government behind this. P.Wynne talks the talk, but fails miserably in acting responsibly in this matter. I sincerely believe that it's all about money. Sure, the operation of the OTSP is only 2 million a year, but it's not a revenue generator for the Liberals. With another very important call, why haven't the stakeholders been involved? Who really made the decision? If the OTSP closes next September...what is plan B for nurseries that rely on this superior seed source? B.Paradoski

  • J. Slywchuk on
    Opinion: Closing seed facility risks forests’ future

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    Trees are very, very good. Actually they are essential. Stop this closure.

  • SP on
    Opinion: Closing seed facility risks forests’ future

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    Could your Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry be a closet globalist? I suspect so. There is a dark underbelly to the UN's Agenda 2030 "sustainable growth" initiatives. Essentially a bunch of pretty sounding words that actually serve to limit and corral the human population, preventing us from using our own natural resources, allowing corporations to patent plants, and thus deprive humanity of free nature. It's all about power, greed, and control. They are trying to "patent" the Marijuana plant in the US right now, which will effectively make owning seeds illegal, like what Monsanto has done to our farmers. It's a huge trap. Your tree seed problem will soon be a world problem, because these initiatives can be found in every NATO country moving toward the UN's 2030 goals. Please investigate all sides of it and then organize non-violent rebellions against it in your own country. Good luck!

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