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Council is protesting the protesters

Timmins city council wants Greenpeace to know their protests have consequences. The environmental group has been speaking out against the forestry industry, targeting different companies and their clients. Mayor Steve Black says the North relies on the industry, and the government needs to know that.

“The way they’re going about is specifically targeting different companies, and going after their clients, and trying to urge them to stop using their products as a way of attacking them, and getting back to the company.

“It’s really something that I think as a municipality we need to step up and help our industry partners, that produce hundreds of thousands of good jobs in Northern Ontario in the forestry industry, that we rely on.”

Black referenced the Resolute mill, and says it’s time to let the government know they need to take action.

Council passed a resolution on Monday, to have a signed letter supporting the industry sent to multiple politicians, including Kathleen Wynne and Michael Gravelle.

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