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Friday, August 31, 2007: There are many problems in the wood industries in New Brunswick and all sides are looking for the Government to take a leadership role, as they are not only the holders of the public purse but the stewards of the crown lands owned by the people.
This government is doing no better than the last one.
There are many things in play in a global market place, which we in New Brunswick cannot control. But there are many we can control and it's the responsibility of our elected leaders to guide ...
Wednesday, June 06, 2007: The Self-Sufficiency Task Force, the New Brunswick Forest Products Association and the Telegraph-Journal's editorial and news content have been trying to convince the public there is an impending wood shortage, to justify cutting the conservation areas.
"Time to act is now" and "Open up Crown land" read the headlines. This could lead readers to believe that the public forest is not already being harvested by industry
Tuesday, May 22, 2007: I'm writing regarding the forestry sector recommendations put forth in Part II of the Self-Sufficiency Task Force's Reality Report. I believe these recommendations would harm our province if acted upon.
Land set aside for conservation
Quoting task force co-chairmen Gilles LePage and Francis McGuire: "In New Brunswick, approximately 30 per cent of the forest is set aside for conservation.... In return for better management of forested land, the provincial government should consider reducin...
Tuesday, May 22, 2007: I would like to respond to an article entitled Report thrills forest industry that recently appeared in the daily newspapers May 10 by reminding my fellow citizens of New Brunswick of our history.
In order to bring hope to the industry order of chaos in 1982, we gave industry guaranteed volumes of wood, management of Crown land and a long-term outlook. The question is, did this strategy work?
Friday, May 18, 2007: Let's be certain about this: Shawn Graham is not a friend of small business in this, our small province. A woodlot is certainly a small business.
How can our present provincial government even consider cutting any percentage of the protected areas? When anyone mentions "protected areas," think parks like Mt. Carleton and Fundy, both diamonds in the rough. What's next after these areas are cut?