Ice cream company causes caribou protection debate with Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities and Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association

By Emma Meldrum
Timmins Press
November 3, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada East

NOMA and FONOM are defending their work after Ben & Jerry’s announced it will “implore the government of Canada to protect woodland caribou, a species that is under threat by unsustainable logging practices.” Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association and the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities issued a joint statement on Monday in response to the ice cream company’s announcement earlier this month. “To claim Ontario has not acted to save caribou is conveniently ignoring over 20 years of hard work, 600 tracked animals and $11 million…of government research,” stated the NOMA and FONOM release. “Campaign science is once again attempting to shut down Ontario’s most renewable and sustainable sector, at the expense of 57,000 hardworking men and women in northern and rural communities across the province.”

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