The government: News bulletin heard on public radio
Source: RÉCIT national de l'univers social
Broadcast news of radio operator A.M.O.Sphere, on Thursday, June 30
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen!
Yesterday, Mr. Jay Govern, the Québec Minister of Natural Resources and Wildlife, defended Bill 71, which imposes a 20% reduction on the annual allowable cut in Québec forests. The forestry industry and its workers are contesting the application of this law, which they claim will endanger the survival of some of the companies of the region.
This policy follows the recommendations of the Coulombe Commission, which submitted an alarming report on the state of Québec forests in 2004. The government wished to illustrate its willingness to rectify this worrisome environmental situation, while allowing large companies to adjust to the changes required. Caught between a rock and a hard place, the government is thus trying to satisfy all the players involved in the exploitation of forests.
The minister also announced the government’s plan to protect 8% of the forest territory over the next few years.
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