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Premier John Horgan Supports a Strong and Sustainable Future for BC’s Forest Industry

Canadian Wood Council
April 5, 2019
Category: Special Feature
Region: Canada, Canada West

Rick Jeffery

The Canadian Wood Council applauds Premier John Horgan’sannouncement… to choose wood construction wherever possible for public sector buildings. Two landmark projects mentioned as examples where wood will be showcased prominently are the new Royal BC Museum in Victoria and the new St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. “Premier Horgan’s announcement in support of increased wood opportunities in BC is welcome news for an industry that supports jobs, market development, and CleanBC’s plan to reduce climate pollution for the province,” explained Rick Jeffery, Interim President of the Canadian Wood Council. …“This is the beginning of the change our forest industry needs,” Premier Horgan said. “We have committed $20 billion in public infrastructure over the next three years. I have directed that all these projects consider the use of engineered wood as a primary building material, whenever and wherever possible.”

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