Canada’s Forest Sector Responds to Misleading Report

By Derek Nighbor, President and CEO, FPAC
Forest Products Association of Canada
October 18, 2022
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada

Derek Nighbor

Derek Nighbor responds to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Nature Canada who jointly released a misleading and damaging report on Canada’s GHG emissions: Last week, economists …confirmed their expectation that Canada will enter a recession in the first quarter of 2023. This presents unique challenges for working families in rural and northern Canada where economic prospects are often limited to a few key industries like agriculture, energy, mining, and forestry. In hundreds of these communities …the forest sector is a central economic driver and provides jobs to over 200,000 Canadians. …Both NRDC and Nature Canada fundraise on their anti-Canadian forestry campaign rhetoric. It’s worth noting that NRDC staff suggest they care about Canada’s forests and Canadian workers, even as they actively lobby multiple US states to … restrict Canadian forest products coming into those states. For reasons that are difficult to understand, Nature Canada has chosen to be a willing partner.

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