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NDP Forestry & Agrifoods Critic Christopher Mitchelmore

NDP Forestry and Agrifoods critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits-White Bay North) says today, World Food Day, is an occasion to celebrate the growth of agriculture in our province. He adds he would have liked to see some public acknowledgement by government of the importance of food security as a growing concern.

 

NDP Forestry and Agrifoods critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits-White Bay North) says that as government gets closer to announcing the $90 million it is lending Kruger Inc., he hopes the announcement will include the terms of the loan as promised by the premier in the House of Assembly last spring.

 

NDP Forestry and Agrifoods critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits-White Bay North) says the temporary closure of a Bloomfield sawmill is a clear sign that government is out of step with the development needs of rural Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

NDP Forestry and Agrifoods Critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits-White Bay North) says Government continues to put forestry jobs in jeopardy as it has no apparent long term plan for this sustainable renewable sector.

When the Minister of Natural Resources took on this portfolio, he stated he would put a new focus on the forestry.

 

NDP Forestry and Agrifoods critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits-White Bay North) says it’s time for government to come clean with the people of the province on what’s happening with the forest industry.

 
NDP IBRD Critic Christopher Mitchelmore

NDP Innovation, Business and Rural Development critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits-White Bay North) says new fees and increases to old fees will have small business owners dipping into profits to pay the provincial government up to 700 per cent more this year.

 

The NDP MHA for The Straits-White Bay North says a bit of creative thinking could go a long way towards increasing employment and financial returns related to traditional industries.

Today in the House of Assembly, Christopher Mitchelmore pointed to the community forest model as one with potential for this province.

 

Today in the House of Assembly NDP Forestry Critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits – White Bay North) asked the Minister of Natural Resources why he is not moving forward with forest certifications.

 

Today in the House of Assembly NDP Forestry Critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits – White Bay North) asked the minister of natural resources to commit to attaining international certifications for productive crown lands.

 

Today in the House of Assembly, NDP Forestry and Agrifoods Critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits-White Bay North) asked about a short-lived program that was designed to encourage the development of land for agricultural purposes in the province.

 

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