In Canada, the ‘Davids’ are the hooligans fighting our resource ‘Goliaths’

By Peter Foster
Financial Post
October 20, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada

Peter Foster

It is a reflex of human nature to support David versus Goliath, but what if Goliath is righteous, and David is a job-destroying hooligan? Three alleged corporate Goliaths have suffered recent legal and/or or public relations setbacks in confrontations with radical environmentalism. A San Francisco court this week threw out a case brought by Montreal-based Resolute Forest Products against Greenpeace and Stand.Earth over the environmental NGOs’ campaigns of misinformation and intimidation. …The assault on Resolute is central to NGOs’ parallel attempts to control Canadian forestry. For years the company has had to put up with abusive misinformation from Greenpeace and Stand.Earth about its logging activities, but, unlike its quivering corporate colleagues, it had the guts to do something about it, bringing suit both in Canada and, more controversially, in the U.S. under racketeering laws. 

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