Discussion in 'Canada' started by Said1, Feb 11, 2005.
wanna make a wood for oil deal? :teeth:
well of course wto and nafta found that! have to justify their being there one way or another
I love to hear the someone here defend the US's stance on this.
This US action has cost thousands of jobs in Canada. If you say that this stance would save jobs here, let me see it.
i firmyl beleive the wto and nafta need to go away. sure they create jobs in third world countries, no problem. but what pay are they getting? im willing to bet they are getting WAY less than their American counterparts. speaking of which. what happens to these people who loose jobs by going overseas? they get fucked, as usual.
Everybody cries about subsidies, although Canada hands out money like it was growing on trees (pun intended). I think the prov/fed gov could also stand to back off a bit with their control/protection/meddling in many industries.
Only 0.4 percent of Canada's land that is managed for commercial timber production is harvested each year. On average, another 0.5 percent of the commercial forest area is damaged by fire and insect attack.
Canada has 36.5 million hectares (86.5 million acres) of protected forests, about eight percent of the total forest. This is an area larger than the entire country of Germany (34.9 million hectares or 86 million acres). Canada has the largest total protected area of forest of any country in the world.
There has been a considerable increase in the area of protected land in Canada during the past decade. In British Columbia alone, the total protected area was doubled from less than six percent of the land to nearly 12 percent of the land between 1990 and 2000.
94 percent of Canada's forests are publicly owned, mainly by the provincial governments, which manage 71 percent, and by the federal government, which manages 23 percent of the total forest.
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