Northern politicians are rallying to show support for sustainability of the Boreal Forest. The Day of Action at Parliament Hill focused on the forestry industry, and Greenpeace’s campaign which targets customers of forest products sourced from the Boreal.
The campaign claims that the Boreal Forest is under a serious threat from loggers. They have called out Resolute, saying they are destroying the forest.
From the Greenpeace website:
“The largest logging company in Canada, Resolute Forest Products is responsible for the destruction of vast swathes of Canada’s magnificent Boreal forest, trashing critical caribou habitat and logging without the consent of impacted First Nations. Greenpeace is urging the company to work with us, other environmental organisations and First Nations to resolve these issues and ensure a healthy future for Canada’s Boreal. Despite the company’s lawsuits, we won’t be silenced for standing up to the company and defending Canada’s ‘Endangered Forest'”.
FONOM calls the campaign misinformed, and says the industry is governed by the Crown Forest Sustainability Act. That act means forest companies abide by certain environmental standards. Half of a percent of the Boreal is allowed to be harvested each year.
FONOM says the campaigns threaten jobs, and economic development. They are asking the government to counteract the movement, and to promote the industry.