Plan for a strong future in forestry urges Unifor

By Unifor
Canada Newswire
October 16, 2017
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada

TORONTO – The forestry industry is poised for a strong future if governments and all stakeholders act now, writes Unifor in a new policy publication. “After painful restructuring over the last decade, we see many opportunities to rebuild and create jobs that benefit our communities and sustain the environment,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor’s National President. The Future of Forestry: A Workers Perspective for Successful, Sustainable and Just Forestry is a report from Unifor’s Forestry Industry Council, representing Unifor’s 24,000 forestry members. …Given the challenges faced by unjustified U.S. tariffs on softwood lumber, this timely publication argues that making the right policy choices will boost the value of the forestry industry and create good jobs by taking advantage of innovative technologies, new forest management practices and increasing skills.

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