Coronavirus pandemic to worsen Canadian forest industry’s situation in 2020

Coronavirus pandemic to worsen Canadian forest industry’s situation in 2020
Under the challenge of US timber tariffs, the new coronavirus pandemic will undoubtedly worsen the Canadian forestry industry's situation which urgently needs the support of government funds to survive.    The pandemic caused the forest industry to face a severe recession. Currently, the Canadian forest products giant Resolute Forest Products (RFP) has laid off more than 1,000 employees at its Quebec factory.  Karl Blackburn, senior director of public affairs and intergovernmental relations at RFP, explained: "Currently, there is a slight increase in the demand for the pulp market, especially the surge in the ...

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