B.C.’s forestry sector finds itself in a “deepening” and “never-ending” crisis

A new report warns of a “deepening” and “never-ending” crisis in British Columbia’s forestry sector and criticizes government’s inadequate response to it. Titled ‘A Better Future for B.C. Forestry’, the report was co-prepared by three unions (Unifor, United Steelworkers, Public and Private Workers of Canada) with contributions from others including Canadian Labour Economist Jim Stanford. It finds the sector has “experienced a perfect storm of repeated and intersecting crises” that have “devastated.” They include the on-going softwood lumber dispute; the mountain pine beetle infestation; declining demand for lumber in house construction and newsprint ...

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