Cariboo Mayors Involved in High Level Forestry Meeting in Prince George

The Cariboo Mayors were joined by the provincial government and the Council of Forest Industries last Thursday. (June 27th)

Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson says they talked about where the province was going with its interior renewal strategy…

“How we get together in each of the timber supply areas… industry, First Nations, local government, workers…and start planning on a localized basis what some of our options and opportunities are to get us through this challenging transition period.”

Simpson says they also talked about what can’t be done to help out the forest industry, namely reducing stumpage or the carbon tax…

“Both the Council of Forest Industries and the government stated categorically that is not possible, and they will not be reducing any of the costs associated with the industry, because it would trigger a softwood lumber dispute and they would lose some upcoming appeals.”

 

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IMAGE: Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson – City of Quesnel image