Funeral for forests stretches along Halifax streets

The Chronicle Herald
October 19, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada East

More than 500 mourners staged a mock funeral march for the forests, carrying a coffin made of wood and several stuffed woodland animals and taking over several streets in downtown Halifax on Thursday afternoon. …The funeral march ended on Granville Street in front of Province House, where members of the Healthy Forest Coalition called on the provincial government to reverse its policy of allowing clear cutting, which they say is designed to benefit industrial interests outside Nova Scotia. … . “Clear cutting is also inhumane in the sense that it eliminates jobs. In Nova Scotia the number of jobs in the forestry sector — whether it’s cutting trees or actually doing something with the wood — has been going down, down, down over the last 20 years. “There are fewer and fewer jobs. However, we keep cutting the same amount of land. Fewer people are making the money and most of the money leaves the province.”

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