NewsForestry sector raises concerns at pre-budget talks SHARE ON: Rocco Frangione, contributor, Monday, Dec. 19th, 2016Forestry companies in the north have expressed concerns to an all-party committee working on the next provincial budget. Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli is a member of that committee and he’s hearing how environmental priorities are endangering the forestry sector. At issue is some companies shutting down over the summer so turtles crossing forestry roads aren’t run over during their mating season. Fedeli says putting one concern over another is not the way to go. He says what needs to be addressed are financial, social and environmental concerns. He says the province can’t just consider environmental factors because that’s putting thousands of forestry jobs at risk. The Tory finance critic says forestry has started to recover and doesn’t need another setback.