Ontario government to release new forest sector strategy
By Ellen Cools
The government of Ontario will be releasing a new forest sector strategy for the province this fall.
According to a statement from Ontario Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, John Yakabuski, to mark the start of National Forest Week, the new plan identifies tangible steps to create the right conditions for the industry to innovate and attract investment.
Minister Yakabuski noted that Ontario’s forest sector supports 155,000 jobs and creates more than $16.6 billion in revenue, and consequently plays a key role in the province’s economy.