Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement on-line Town Hall

To mark its first year anniversary the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) will be the subject of an online town hall conversation on May 18th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST. Open to the public and media, participants will be able to learn more about the CBFA and put questions to its signatories on a wide range of issues related to Canada’s Boreal Forest including species at risk, the economic importance of the forestry industry, the necessity of finding win-win solutions for the environment and a healthy forestry sector, and how the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement is making progress in these areas. Richard Brooks from Greenpeace and Avrim Lazar from the Forest Products Association of Canada will be on hand to take questions. The CBFA is an historic agreement between 9 environmental organizations and 21 member companies of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) that seeks to implement a globally significant model of conservation and resource management in Canada’s vast Boreal Forest, protect threatened woodland caribou and sustain a healthy forestry industry for the communities who rely on it in a manner that respects Aboriginal rights and title.

The town hall and instructions on how to take part will be located on the CBFA website at www.canadianborealforestagreement.com

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Contact média: Jim Pimblett 647-966-7388, jimpimblett@ententeboreale.ca