Plan for strong forest industry

By Unifor
Fort Frances Times
October 25, 2017
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada East

The forestry industry is poised for a strong future if governments and all stakeholders act now, Unifor wrote 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 Unifor’s national president Jerry Dias. “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, the report 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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