Forestry solidarity

The Chronicle Herald
January 2, 2020

Forestry solidarity

Instead of shaking our heads and rehashing who is wrong or right, all of Nova Scotia, both corporate and citizen-based, needs to extend financial assistance to the more than 3,000 workers and families affected by the anticipated Northern Pulp mill closure.

This outcome will significantly reduce prosperity in every corner of the province. The $50-million transition fund is a mere pittance compared to the scope of the problem. Setting up a fund where tax-deductible donations can be made, and looking within ourselves at how we can help, can make life a little easier for our neighbours.

As many have spent thousands or more this Christmas in their own homes, perhaps an additional healthy donation to a “Forestry Fund” can show how Nova Scotians can help each other.

Malcolm Macpherson, Valley

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