BC forest sector has a future… just not here in BC

Interview with Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun
CKNW Mornings with Simi
December 31, 2022
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

CKNW’s Simi Sara interviews Vancouver Sun Columnist Vaughn Palmer on the future of the BC Forest Sector. Sara: At the end of 2022, the BC forestry industry looks like its in a bit of trouble. Palmer: Yes, the industry is in serious trouble in BC. It’s been in decline for a long time. In the ~40 years I’ve been writing about politics in BC, one of the biggest changes is that forestry has moved from being absolutely central for governments of every political stripe, and central to the success of the BC economy — to: its still important in some communities, it still provides a lot jobs, still provides a lot of export income for the province—so its not inconsequential—but it just isn’t central anymore. [AUDIO only. 12 min]

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