2008-09-18

Pine beetle, carbon taxes on top of list

Forestry, carbon tax, and the economy are a few of the issues that Federal MP candidates hope to address if they win a seat in the Cariboo-Prince George riding.

Dick Harris, the Conservative Member of Parliament, says one of the issues he would be addressing as an incumbent MP would be the Mountain Pine Beetle.

He says he would ensure that funding would continue to be provided to help mitigate the damage that the beetle has caused to the economy. The federal government has used some of the pine beetle funding to enhance economic diversification for the region and provide job training funds for forest workers who may face layoffs because of the pine beetle.