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Domtar Reaches Agreement with Natural Resources and Wildlife


May 1, 2008
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Domtar has reached an agreement in principle with the Minister of Natural Resources and Wildlife on the reallocatio…

Domtar has reached an agreement in principle with the Minister of Natural Resources and Wildlife on the reallocation of forest harvesting rights in Northern Quebec.

The agreement between the company and Claude Bchard remains subject to consultations with local elected officials, First Nations communities and other wood business operators in the region. Providing that it is accepted, Domtar will be able to put its consolidation plan into action, which will see the reallocation of 665,000 net annual cubic metres for the Val d’Or sawmill, and 450,000 net annual cubic metres for the Matagami sawmill, which will provide the required volume to restore the viability of these operations.

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The agreement also calls for for the permanent closure of the Lebel-sur- Quvillon sawmill, in addition to the reallocation of 276,000cubic meters to other sawmill operators in this region, namely,Barrette-Chapais, Les Chantiers de Chibougamau and Abitibi-Bowater(Comtois).


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