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Canadian governments fail to count environmental costs of industrial logging: Report – Halifax Examiner

January 18, 2024

A new report, The State of the Forest in Canada: Seeing Through The Spin, from eight leading North American environmental groups shows that the federal government is failing to tally the environmental and climate damage caused by industrial logging in Canada.

According to a press release this morning, the report “shows that Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)’s annual report downplays or ignores the significant impacts of industrial logging on biodiversity, the climate, forest integrity, and ecosystem services, and its potential infringements of Indigenous rights.”

The report accuses Natural Resources Canada of failing “to provide Canadians with a transparent and credible synopsis” of basic information about the state of the nation’s forests, and of using “highly selective statistics and distorting or excluding essential information.”

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