Doaktown residents left wondering if and when Irving will build mill

By Jacques Poitras
CBC News
November 20, 2017
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada East

A war of words between the local MLA and the province’s largest forestry company has people in the Miramichi Valley wondering what’s next for the local economy. People in Doaktown say they hope J.D. Irving Ltd. will eventually go ahead with a $25 million replacement for its aging sawmill in the village. But there’s less consensus on Progressive Conservative MLA Jake Stewart’s call for the Liberal government to “stick it” to Irving and force the company to start the project.   … Irving said last week it was postponing the project because of “market conditions” and the recent imposition of U.S. duties on Canadian softwood. Stewart, the MLA for Southwest Miramich-Bay du Vin, was furious. He said Premier Brian Gallant should force Irving to honour its 2014 commitment.

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