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On the Eve of the US Inauguration…

Tree Frog Forestry News
January 16, 2017
Category: Today's Takeaway

Not surprisingly, on the eve of the US inauguration, stories abound on the repercussions of a Donald Trump presidency.

First up, the American Forest Resources Council “thinks it may able to reverse President Barack Obama’s expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Southern Oregon”, and the American Loggers Council has published its priorities for the Trump Administration: “to protect family-wage jobs and keep American loggers working in the woods”.

Meanwhile, north of the 49th, pundit Vaughn Palmer (Vancouver Sun) opines on how “Trump’s tariffs on wood could hurt some BC communities” and a CFJC Kamloops story speaks to how the Trump presidency brings uncertainty for both the “forest and cattle industries”. Looking for the silver lining, Michael Den Tandt (National Post) notes “five ways Canada could benefit from a Trump Presidency”. Spoiler alert: he references “the original Canada-US free trade deal”.

Finally, Ottawa isn’t making any new friends with their decision “to appeal $13.8 million award to Vancouver Island First Nation” related to logging contracts going back to 1948.

— Tree Frog Editors