Contending with consequences: Charest
October 23, 2006 By Pulp & Paper Canada
The Quebec government may have announced a hefty aid package for the forestry sector, but it doesn’t anticipate the…
The Quebec government may have announced a hefty aid package for the forestry sector, but it doesn’t anticipate the funding will cure all the industry’s ills.
According to a recent report by the Montreal Gazette, Premier Jean Charest warned Quebecers of more hard times to come.
“This is the moment to be lucid and frank, and recognize that a restructuring has consequences. No one can say how many (jobs will be lost or mills closed); that depends now on each of the partners’ implicated in the sector, the Gazette reported him as saying.
The Quebec government recently unveiled an approximate $300 million aid package for the province’s faltering industry, driving total provincial aid set to pour into Quebec to roughly $722 million, to be dispensed over the next four years.
The report further confirmed that the Liberal government would soon address the National Assembly and seek approval for flexibility in directing harvested wood to a company’s mill of choice.
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