Bob Zimmer: B.C. Forestry Can Help Lead Economic Recovery

Former Canfor log yard. After Canfor shut down its sawmill and OSB plant, Fort Nelson’s logging industry dried up. Photo By NORTHERN ROCKIES RURAL MUNICIPALITY

By Bob Zimmer

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources is currently studying economic recovery in the forestry sector.

As a member of this committee, I recently put forward a motion to have the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, invited to appear and answer questions about the recent WTO ruling that the U.S.-imposed tariffs on Canada’s softwood lumber broke international trading rules. This motion was passed unanimously, and I look forward to getting answers directly from Minister Ng about what the Liberals plan to do now that Canada has won its WTO case.

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