NDP forestry critic Gilles Bisson blasted the forestry minister for allowing wood cut in Ontario forests to be shipped to Quebec over Ontario mills that need it. He says that a second-generation sawmill in Timmins has come to the province to get an allocation of poplar to supply a niche market. He says that they came back to ask for more and the ministry said that most of the wood had been allocated. Bisson asked in the legislature on Wednesday why is it that the province is allowing 71,000 cubic meters of wood to be shipped to Quebec and not supplying mills in Ontario?

Gilles Bisson