DEVASTATING IMPACT ON CANADA SEEN FROM U.S. TIMBER DUTIES
redoak at forestmeister.com
Mon Jan 21 07:02:23 EST 2002
Janice Jules wrote:
> British Columbia forest industry is behind almost everything the new
> government is doing. They are pushing for new subsidies at every turn - even
> cursory glances at the changes reeks of an industry payoff by the new
> government. Just on example; the government will now pay for any
> non-legislated silviculture activity.
The forestry world almost everywhere is on welfare, more than most industries,
more than most poor people. The ultimate welfare queens.
> Don Staples <dstaples at livingston.net> wrote in message
> news:u4grak8o3vfa32 at corp.supernews.com...
> > I don't know if you would consider this part of the impact, but the
> > following is from Steve Nix's group over at About.com
> > The announcement of government service cuts came down yesterday. A drastic
> > shift in the way our government is providing services. Every ministry
> > health and education is being cut by around 35%. This is being achieved by
> > staff layoffs and service cuts.
> > For example, over the next three years, the Forest Service will eliminate
> > about 1400 FTEs (Full Time Equivelant positions). This will be done by
> > eliminating current vacancies, early requirment, position buyouts, and
> > finally layoffs.
> > They will be closing 11 (out of 51) district offices and 3 (out of 6)
> > regional offices.
> > Legislation is being changed to more results oriented with professional
> > accountability and less micromangement by the Forest Service.
> > Peter Rennie, RPF
> > Senior Resource Forester
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