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Resolute town halls discuss future

Resolute-Garneau Nov. 27, 2014, Thunder Bay - The CEO of Resolute Forest Products believes the public and communities across northwestern Ontario need to get involved in decisions made about forestry.

According to the CBC, Richard Garneau spoke at a forum, organized by the company, at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay on November 25.

About 150 people attended the meeting — many of whom said they support the company's vision for the future.

Bryan Collins, a chemical engineering student at Lakehead said he, and many of his classmates, have found work in forestry. "We've grown up here and we would like to continue to work here.”

Garneau noted the forums are meant to generate interest in forestry, and lobby the province to allow communities to have a voice on forestry-related decisions. The next stop on the tour was the nearby forestry community of Atikokan.

See the full report here.

November 27, 2014  By  Scott Jamieson

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