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Companies close in Domtar protest


April 17, 2006
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Lebel-sur-Quvillon-based businesses closed their doors on April 10, in a staged protest of Domtar’s closures last …

Lebel-sur-Quvillon-based businesses closed their doors on April 10, in a staged protest of Domtar’s closures last year, the CBC has reported. People living in the area have confirmed that failing the Quebec government’s ability to convince the company to reopen its two plants, the town will be forced to permanently close.

Last fall witnessed the closure of two Domtar-owned facilities, a sawmill and a pulp and paper plant. According to the CBC, these two operations secured employment for 58% of the 3,800 people town.

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To date, talks with the company concerning a potential reopening of the facilities have been unsuccessful.

With the exception of the town’s hospital, nearly every single business in the town participated in the protest.


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