Ontario seeks new forest agreement
June 22, 2013 – Northern Ontario mayors are calling for an expanded renewal of the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement that will involve key stakeholders like local and provincial governments, First Nations communities, environmental groups and the forestry sector.
Following the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement’s expiry, there is concern among towns in Northern Ontario that renewed attacks by environmental groups on forestry companies will create instability for employees of the forestry sector. Hundreds of towns across Canada rely on the forestry sector for jobs and economic growth.
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