Category Archives: Forestry

NAFTA greens us up

(December 11, 2002) It’s NAFTA’s 10th anniversary and what a great decade for the environment it’s been. Sulphur dioxide emissions are down, ground level ozone levels are down, inhalable airborne particle levels are down and energy efficiency is up. Our air is clearer, our water is cleaner and, as a by-product, we’re healthier, too. Continue reading

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Time to get out of Toronto

(March 30, 2002) Only a Toronto-based, left-leaning, corporate-hating. . . globalization-conspiracy theorist like Lawrence Solomon could come up with the strange and twisted logic used to justify forest land privatization in parts of Canada which he clearly has never visited (Natural Value, March 26). Continue reading

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Natural value

(March 26, 2002) Don’t believe all the census hype claiming that Canadians are indiscriminately abandoning rural areas for the cities. Canadians love living in the countryside when the countryside stays true to the rural ideals. Continue reading

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Money in the trees

(March 26, 2002) With six weeks to go before the United States actually imposes a 29% tariff on Canadian softwood lumber, there’s still time for the politicians to work out a compromise. Trade Minister Pierre Pettigrew obviously had that in mind yesterday when he tempered his rhetoric and urged the provinces to sit tight and wait for the negotiation process to run its course. He particularly resisted calls for retaliation. We don’t need an escalating trade war. Continue reading

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Lumber Production

(March 1, 2001) Read Free Trade For Dummies- Lawrence Solomon, in Free Trade for Dummies (Feb. 6), provides a misleading picture of the stumpage system that applies to timber harvesting in British Columbia. Continue reading

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