Ontario forest crisis looms
July 26, 2005 By Pulp & Paper Canada
The Chronicle Journal recently reported the forestry crisis in Northern Ontario is coming to a head and Dryden-area…
The Chronicle Journal recently reported the forestry crisis in Northern Ontario is coming to a head and Dryden-area residents are feeling the frustration. According to the Journal, union, industry and municipal leaders are disconcerted that the province isn’t attacking the problem head on.
The Journal further reported that over 300 Dryden-area residents attended the opening of the city’s We Care campaign on July 19th, an effort put together by the Northern Ontario Municipal Association to try and drum up awareness of the crisis the pulp, paper and saw mill industries are up against in the Northern parts of the province.
According to the Journal, Weyerhaeuser vice-president Norm Bush addressed the crowd concerning avenues the government could pursue to help the industry. Ideas he touched upon included the sharing of road construction and maintenance costs, fuel tax credits for the forest industry, the setting up of a prosperity fund and incentives for green energy usage.
Bush pointed out that the recommendations formed part of a report that was presented by the Minister’s Council on Forest Sector Competitiveness, and that as of yet, the government has not initiated any of the suggestions.
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