Comment: Don’t blame overharvesting for forestry woes


A commentary by the publisher of the View From The Stump newsletter. I read with concern the Feb. 23 article, “More mill closures inevitable as B.C. forest industry crisis deepens.” To correct Ben Parfitt, the resource industry analyst at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, infestations did not begin in 2009. Mountain pine beetle outbreaks in the…

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