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Reactions to Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement

Officials, First Nations, activists offer praise, criticism

Source:  Copyright 2010, Dominion
Date:  June 8, 2010
Original URL: Status ONLINE


The announcement of the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement has sparked a mix of sweeping pronouncements and passionate reactions. Below, we have compiled a small sampling. See also Dawn Paley's analysis of the agreement itself, published today.

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"The Ontario government is encouraged to see environmental groups and forest companies working together to help develop a plan that would lead to both a healthy and a prosperous Canadian forest."

--Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry

"As Minister of the Environment, I welcome the signing of this collaborative agreement between forest sector companies and environmental groups, which represents significant progress for the conservation and sustainable use of the boreal forest of Canada. I am pleased that the agreement has goals that will help the federal government to implement our ...

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