Policy tinkering will send more logs overseas: NDP

New rules fail to protect sawmill jobs, says NDP critic – but loggers welcome changes

In the tug-of-war for coastal logs, Lower Mainland sawmills are increasingly losing out to overseas exports – and recent changes to log export rules will only intensify that trend, says the NDP’s forestry critic.  …The TLA is largely supportive of the Liberals’ measures. TLA executive director Dwight Yochim said being able to factor the cost of transporting logs to Vancouver into the fair-market-value pricing formula will make a big difference to companies that harvest wood.

Jan 29, 2013
Business in Vancouver

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