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Leak Reveals Push to Win Over First Nations on Controversial Boreal Forest Pact

Published: October 27, 2010, Author: AngelSupport

A leaked document and email obtained by the Montreal Media Co-op shows major environmental organizations engaging in damage control while speedily attempting to court First Nations’ support for the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA). The revelation comes amidst mounting opposition to the agreement from aboriginal organizations, many of which are decrying it as fundamentally flawed. The much-hyped pact between major forestry companies and environmental organizations claimed to suspend logging on 29 million hectares of boreal forest and caribou habitat for three years in exchange for an end to the environmentalists’ global boycott campaigns against the industry.

Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

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