MP Bob Zimmer is blaming Victoria and Ottawa for Canfor’s decision to permanently close its sawmill and pellet plant in Chetwynd.
“Lack of access due to ever increasing closures by anti-resource development federal and provincial governments is causing families to lose their jobs and livelihoods,” the Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP said in a news release. “The federal government’s plan to remove access to 25 per cent of lands and 25 per cent of oceans by 2025 and 30 per cent by 2030 is going to continue to have negative consequences for hard-working northern Canadians for years to come.“
Earlier this week Canfor announced the Chetwynd closure along with a temporary closure of its Houston sawmill for an extended period to facilitate a major redevelopment on the site. Last week the company announced it will permanently close one of its Prince George pulp mills.
“My heart goes out to all the families affected by the closure in Chetwynd,” said Zimmer. “My Conservative colleagues and I will continue to battle for our resource communities and our offices will do what we can to help those affected by this closure.”