Sen. Jackson to host Logging Roundtable with Gov. LePage
October 18, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US East

Troy Jackson

Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson, of Allagash, will host Governor Paul LePage at a Logging Roundtable at 4 p.m. Friday, October 27th, in New Canada. The purpose of the meeting is to let Governor LePage hear firsthand from Maine loggers and truckers about the effect unfair Canadian competition has on their livelihoods and their families. …“I’m tired of coming home from Augusta to hear my colleagues in the logging industry say that their machines or trucks are idle because all the local work is being done by workers from across the border,” said Senator Jackson, a fifth generation logger whose family still makes a living in the Maine woods. “If families like mine are ever going to get relief from unfair international competition, decision makers in Augusta need to understand the real effect that international competition has on local workers and the local economy.”

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