Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Resolute Refuses To Sign "Draconian" Deal

Resolute Forest Products is refusing to sign on to the new Boreal Forest Agreement effectively killing the proposal. The deal was designed to prevent the over-harvesting of trees.  Spokesperson Seth Kursman says it would have had a detrimental affect on communities and First Nations throughout the north. He says the demands from  many environmental groups were draconian and would have lead to the cancellation of company projects in Ignace and Atikokan. The deal had been signed by seven environment organizations and 19 forest product companies in Canada