NDP turn attention to raw log exports

By Greg Fry
CFJC Today
February 19, 2018

KAMLOOPS  — It was an issue they hammered at while in opposition and one they raised often during last year’s provincial election campaign: the NDP’s quest to halt raw log exports. B.C. Forests Minister Doug Donaldson addressed the issue while in Kamloops recently, noting the level of raw exports, up to six million cubic metres a year until recently, is not satisfactory. “That’s not what communities want to see. Our way of addressing it is looking at methods for more B.C. logs to be processed in B.C. mills so that there’s more jobs provided through the publicly held resource,” he told reporters. …”What we’ve seen is a disconnect between the volumes and the publicly held forest resource and the positive impact that that can have on communities.”

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