The Forestry Occupancy Act aims to offset the well-documented overexploitation of Quebec forests. Photograph by: ALLEN MCINNIS; THE GAZETTE, The Gazette
From The Montreal Gazette:
New legislation aims to downgrade industry's role in deciding what goes on in the woods.
By all accounts, August will not be a restful month for Nathalie Normandeau, Quebec's deputy premier and recently-appointed minister in charge of natural resources.
Topping her new department's agenda is the Forestry Occupancy Act, a bill that will be the subject of National Assembly committee hearings beginning Sept. 1 and a bill that proposes to revolutionize forest management in Quebec as it downgrades industry's role in deciding what goes on in the woods.
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