Government policies are not doing the forest industry any favours

By Alistair Taylor
The Campbell River Mirror
September 7, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Bob Brash

CAMPBELL RIVER, BC — The executive director of the Truck Loggers Association’s message that senior government policies are not doing the forest industry any favours fell on sympathetic ears Tuesday. Bob Brash delivered that message as a delegation to Campbell River City Council’s Committee of the Whole. …Brash’ message was that not much was going on in the world of forestry to help further the industry’s aims. …“Whether you agree with what government is trying to do or not, there should be sort of an adequate transition plan. And right now that’s non-existent.” …He acknowledged that everyone is total agreement with the notion of reconciliation and transfer of tenures to First Nations, however, that process is “taking a long time and instills yet another level of uncertainty.” Government talks about value over volume, but the “Catch-22” for the value-added sector… is they also need certainty of supply in order to invest.

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