Increasing exports will undermine battered North Coast economy, says think tank
November 20, 2002 |
(Vancouver) The BC government is forfeiting hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in revenue by allowing a dramatic increase in raw log exports. An estimated 800 forestry jobs, or $162 million in wages and benefits, for BC's hardest hit communities are currently being lost due to these exports from public land--a figure that may increase to 1,500 jobs and $306 million in wages for the next three years.
BC exports raw logs, jobs and revenue