The Great Log Export Drain

February 27, 2017
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This short two-part report shows that between 2013 and 2016, more raw logs were shipped from BC than during any other four-year period in the province’s history. If these logs had been processed in some of BC’s hardest hit forestry communities, at least 3,600 new jobs could have been generated. This has prompted two forest industry unions and three leading environmental groups to call for a ban on raw log exports from old-growth forests and bold government action to stimulate BC’s flagging forest sector. 

It originally appeared as a feature post on our Policy Note blog.