Canfor, province need to be held accountable for Prince George layoffs

By Neil Godbout – Editor In Chief, Prince George Citizen
Prince George Citizen
January 12, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

Neil Godbout

The finger pointing and excuses from Canfor were as loud as a chainsaw from the outset of the company’s announcement that it was axing its pulp line at its Prince George Pulp and Paper Mill… It’s because of the closed sawmills in the Prince George area (Canfor’s choice), they said. It’s because of the reductions in the annual allowable cut (the B.C. government’s choice) and the difficulty getting “cost-competitive” fibre, they said. …we’ve arrived at this week because of the greed and incompetence of the big forest companies and the provincial government more interested in milking every cent out of the sector on a month-to-month basis to bolster their revenues than on the long-term management and protection of this invaluable resource. …Premier David Eby will be in Prince George next week for the Natural Resources Forum. It’d be nice to see the affected employees [and] local residents when Eby is at the Civic Centre giving the keynote speech.

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