Attacks on Canadian forestry industry strain credulity

By Yaël Ossowski and David Clement, Consumers Choice Center
The Hamilton Spectator
December 11, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada

Canada is bountiful with energy and industry that provide dividends for its citizens. Whether that means reserves of oil, softwood lumber, or iron ore, responsible use of these resources makes Canada punch above its weight when it comes to economic growth and a strong standard of living. While these jobs continue to power the nation, many environmentalist activist groups — both foreign and domestic — call our country to task on the sustainable production of our natural resources. And too often, their bombastic and unfounded claims are accepted wholesale by many media outlets. In only the latest example, the US NGO Natural Resources Defense Council partnered with Nature Canada… claim that carbon emissions from the forestry sector are even more than oilsands production. Instead of applying a critical analysis to a claim that has been rejected by NRCan and international experts, the press accepted the activist groups’ claim.

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