17 AUGUST 2010
Jack MacDougall response to the LIberal Party's new approach to N.B. Forestry:
The New Brunswick government is attempting a new approach to boost the beleaguered forestry industry in the province's northwest.
"If you want to access this wood, you must own or commit to building a plant here," said Premier Shawn Graham. "Either way, you must employ Miramichiers."
...Green Party leader Jack MacDougall said helping Miramichi benefit from nearby Crown lands is a start, but that an even better solution would be community forest management. He says low-impact, less mechanized harvesting could benefit mill towns like Bathurst, Dalhousie, and Edmundston.
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