Securing a Sustainable Future for BC’s Forest Communities

Speech to the Stand Up for the North Conference
January 24, 2007
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"Before talking a bit about where the opportunities lie to strengthen the hands of resource-dependent communities through forest policy changes, I thought it would be instructive to look at two events that occurred in and around one community in BC’s Interior earlier this year. The community is Quesnel. And the events capture, I think, why more community tenures are required in BC and why the province should be thinking far more carefully and creatively about how it allocates publicly owned timber in the months and years ahead."