At the Cutting Edge

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Is Canada's forestry on the brink of collapse? World-renowned environmental activist Elizabeth May thinks it is, and in this exhaustively researched and controversial book tells us why. In its shocking conclusion, At the Cutting Edge foresees the coming of an age when Canada moves from being a world leader in the supply of forest products to a third-tier provider forced to clear-cut and decimate its environment to maintain a place in the global forest industry.
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Overview

Is Canada's forestry on the brink of collapse? World-renowned environmental activist Elizabeth May thinks it is, and in this exhaustively researched and controversial book tells us why. In its shocking conclusion, At the Cutting Edge foresees the coming of an age when Canada moves from being a world leader in the supply of forest products to a third-tier provider forced to clear-cut and decimate its environment to maintain a place in the global forest industry.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871569523
  • Publisher: Sierra Club Books
  • Publication date: 9/20/1998
  • Edition number: 871
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction
Ch. 1 Canada: A Forest Nation 2
Ch. 2 Myths, Propaganda and Half-Truths 11
Ch. 3 Over-Cutting and How It Is Justified in Canada 32
Ch. 4 Environmental Threats to Canada's Forests 39
Ch. 5 Environmental Threats from Canada's Forest Industry 45
Ch. 6 The U.S. Appetite for Canada's Forests 51
Ch. 7 Deregulation, Industry Self-Regulation and the Certification Scam 57
Ch. 8 Atlantic Provinces 66
Ch. 9 Quebec 115
Ch. 10 Ontario 130
Ch. 11 Prairies 149
Ch. 12 British Columbia 184
Ch. 13 Yukon and Northwest Territories 209
Where do we go from here? 219
Afterword 227
Notes 235
Appendices 265
Contact Organizations 271
Biographies of Researchers 276
Bibliography 281
Index 283
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