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New ruling gives Kruger green light


May 1, 2006
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Nearly a year later, the Quebec Court of Appeal has reversed a decision that will now permit Kruger to continue its…

Nearly a year later, the Quebec Court of Appeal has reversed a decision that will now permit Kruger to continue its harvesting and forest management activities on Ile Ren-Levasseur.

A temporary injunction, handed down last June, prompted Kruger to lay off 153 people on the north shore of Quebec, when it was prohibited from logging on the island.
The new ruling will now stabilize the jobs of affected workers, Jean Majeau, Kruger vice president of corporate affairs confirmed.

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“This decision, which ensures the company’s timber supplies according to the timber supply and forest management contract signed with the Quebec government in 1997, will also ensure the jobs of Kruger and contractors’ forest workers, as well as the jobs of employees in the three Kruger mills on the North Shore (Scierie Manic in Ragueneau, Scierie HCN in Forestville, and the Longue-Rive planing and drying mill). It also secures the supply of wood chips from the North Shore destined for the Kruger Wayagamack mill in Trois-Rivires.”


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