Mayor Dave Canfield of Kenora, Ontario, on Forestry’s Economic Impact
Mayor Dave Canfield of Kenora, also President of the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association, discusses the cooperative relationship between boreal communitites and the forest products industry over the years.
More than 200,000 Canadians are directly employed in the forest products industry, and more than 600,000 Canadians rely on the industry for their livelihoods. Mayor Canfield’s region has depended on forestry for its livelihood for over 150 years, and as stewards of the forest, the community has partnered with the industry to ensure the forests are sustainably managed.
The forest products industry and Resolute Forest Products have invested heavily in sustainable forest management to ensure the environmental, social, and economic sustainability of boreal communities like Kenora.