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Forestry has a bright future if we can get rid of this government that seems hell bent on driving it into the ground ~~ John Rustad

Nechako Lake MLA, and
Forestry Critic, John Rustad

The following was posted on social media yesterday, by Nechako MLA John Rustad – he granted his permission to share it here:


Ian Paton and I attended a rally in Campbell River on Monday in support of forest dependent families and communities.

About 150 people attended, braving the blustery, wet evening. Speakers talked about the challenges they are facing, the strike that is in its 6th month and the need for HELP!

Why is Horgan’s NDP government so hell bent on destroying BC’s forest industry? And now that negotiations have broken down, this will be a very bleak Christmas for thousands of forestry dependent families. Forestry feeds my family.

One hundred and twenty thousand (120,000) workers in the province depend on a healthy forest sector.

The north Island is getting the worst of it. Horgan’s NDP should immediately bring help to those struggling families. They need to bring in back to work legislation so that a cooling off period can take place. And they need to immediately role back their policies that are making BC’s forest sector uneconomical.

Enough is enough Mr. Horgan.

Do the right thing or call an election so BC can have a government that will respect families, communities and the forest sector.


FOOTNOTE:

I asked John about the rejection of Jim Pattison’s offer to purchase all shares of Canifor ... this is what he had to say:

I am not surprised by the rejection of the Canfor privatization offer. Forestry has a bright future if we can get rid of this government that seems hell bent on driving it into the ground”.

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