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NEWS RELEASE · 25th April 2012
Judy Ellis
In our ever eroding forest industry, a group of long - time contractors and sub contractors are banning together to address the lack of government support for the smaller operators that sustain the forest industry.

A town hall meeting has been called on Saturday April 28, 2012 at 3 o'clock at the Skeena Diversity Center.

The objectives are:
-to address unpaid invoices from several contractors and subcontractors.

-Clarify what problems contractors are facing and hopefully gain first hand knowledge of why we are not getting paid.

-We will discuss possible ways to secure payment for services rendered.

-Discuss the value of contracts.

MLA Robin Austin will be attending to hear our concerns and key players in our local forest industry and media have been invited.

Please feel free to come out and support us.
Comment by Paul Repstock on 26th April 2012
This is only a small facet of a much larger disaster. In the opinion of our government, Canadians have become irrelevant.
It seems that the Canadian government, regardless of political affiliation, has decided that the Canadian People are an unnecessary drain on their ability to collect royalties and other payments from International buyers.
The government has decided that Canada's resources are owned by the government and that it is more efficient for the government to "sell" these resources in a manner to maximise the government's "Profit". That means cutting out as many middle men (Canadian workers and processors), as possible. If they promote the sale of raw materials to foreign markets, Canadians have no jobs, but the politicians get paid. How did they ever get the notion that they "own" the nation's resources? This error must be corrected. If not, we will not be able to afford our own materials.