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Ontario Government Provides Window of Opportunity to Get Species at Risk Policy Right

April 10, 2018

The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is part of the Alliance of First Nation and non-First Nations leaders who were pleased to see Premier Wynne and the Ontario Government have clearly listened to their concerns and are moving forward with a two-year extension to the current regulation for forest management under the provincial Endangered Species Act (ESA).

On April 10th, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) finalized a decision that will allow time for an independent panel, comprised of stakeholders and rights holders, to provide advice on species at risk in forest management and to assist MNRF in achieving a “better understanding of the impacts of climate change, the cumulative effects of all activity on a broad, dynamic landscape and a much better appreciation for the socio-economic implications.”

Charla Robinson, President of the Thunder Bay Chamber says, “It is very encouraging to see that the voices of the Alliance are being heard. By working collectively with government through this panel, we hope to find a long-term solution that will provide positive outcomes for local forestry operations and the jobs and families that depend on them here in Thunder Bay and across the Northwest.”

Click here to see the original memorandum from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

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