2012-02-17

BC Government Killing Forest Industry: Auditor General

British Columbia's Auditor General John Doyle released a report finding that the government has failed to plant enough trees to ensure a healthy forest industry in the future.

Worse, the government lacks reliable information on the state of the forest and has no plan for what to do about it, he said.

Various observers said Doyle's report confirmed what critics have said for years, but the minister responsible insisted the province has a plan and is doing the necessary inventory work.