may have heard mentioned on CBC that there are three Atlantic Provinces
declared exempt by the US from heavy softwood countervailing duties.
However, you may not have noticed that the CBC has not explained why Nova
Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador have been given
Why not? CBC just can’t bring themselves to hurt the
feelings of the international logging companies operating in BC public
forests. CBC used to be a program for Canadians; not so much anymore. It now
seems to operate more on the international stage that suits the globalists.
In this view, bigger is better. And bigger has bigger power.
In June, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross excluded three Atlantic Canadian
provinces, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador
from the countervailing duties for softwood. The rationale for that
exclusion by the American government is “that lumber companies in those
provinces gets most of their wood from private lands and so do not benefit
unfairly from the use of Crown lands”.
Secretary Ross means that the Maritime Provinces pay the market rate for the
trees they harvest. He means the other provinces, including BC, do not. In
BC the logging companies steal the trees (broadly speaking) from public
forests. From unceded Indian land. And from us, BC citizens. Of course BC
softwood is subsidized. Again, by us. We can stop it.
The international logging companies should pay the market rate for the trees
they plunder from public forests. They should also be required, along with
the minister of forests, to learn from First Nations the art of controlled
burning of forest debris that prevents the kind of catastrophic fires we are
experiencing now. We must find ways to demand this or our province, except
for the cities, will become a burned over wasteland.
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