Wood Waste and Log Exports on the BC Coast
Study reveals need for government action
(Vancouver) Numerous opportunities to generate jobs from coastal forests are routinely squandered and in the absence of much-needed reforms the situation will only worsen, says a new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
The study focuses on two troubling trends plaguing the coastal industry: rising log exports and mounting wood waste. It finds that the combined effect of wood waste and log exports was a loss of an estimated 5,872 jobs in 2005 and 5,756 jobs in 2006.