Liberals Will Maintain Crown Wood Allocations Tories Gave to Big Companies

The governing Liberals plan to maintain the controversial Crown land timber allocations given to New Brunswick’s big forestry companies by the previous Progressive Conservative government, Department of Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet announced Tuesday.

But the government plans to add 150,000 hectares, or 1,500 square kilometres, to Crown conservation areas over the next five years as part of the province’s new forest management strategy, he said in Saint John.