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Ontario consults public to modernize forest tenure system

Aug. 27, 2009 - The Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, and Forestry has released a discussion paper to guide public comment on modernizing Ontario's forest tenure and pricing system.


August 27, 2009
By Canadian Biomass

Aug. 27, 2009 – The Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, and
Forestry has released a discussion paper, Ontario's Forests, Ontario's
Future,
to guide both online public comment and a series of consultations to be held in
September and October 2009. The paper deals with how the province should
modernize forest tenure and pricing, the system it uses to determine how wood
supplies are licensed, allocated and priced, as well as the associated legal
obligations.

A series of stakeholder and public consultations has been
scheduled as follows: Sault Ste. Marie, September 17; Timmins, September 22;
Hearst, September 24; Dryden, September 29; Thunder Bay, October 1; Marathon, October
6; Huntsville, October 13; and Pembroke, October 14. Additional sessions will
be held with Aboriginal organizations and communities.


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