Mayor Yu weighs in on Prince George Pulp and Paper mill closure

By Ted Clarke
The Prince George Citizen
January 12, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

“The city is not going to take this lying down,” Prince George Mayor Simon Yu said in reaction to Canfor’s plans to permanently close the pulp division of Prince George Pulp and Paper. “I will be talking to potential investors to see if there are economic opportunities we can seize upon immediately,” he said. “If we do not have a program for these 300 families they will move out of town and this will be devastating to the local economy and beyond.” …Yu said there could be opportunities to work mining or transportation sectors. …Bailey, Ralston and Premier David Eby will be in the city next week for the three-day reources forum. Some senior employees will be offered early retirement packages to help absorb the job losses. But with so many other businesses connected to the pulp mill supply chain there will be an obvious ripple effect.

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