Tory Rushton & Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin take part in the Future of Forestry in Cumberland County

January 10, 2020 at 9:10 am

Progressive Conservative MLAs Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin and Tory Rushton will be co-hosting Session Two of the Future of Forestry in Cumberland County, along with forestry experts to discuss immediate and long-term strategies for the region’s forestry industry.

“Cumberland County needs to see immediate action in order to save the forestry sector and the many jobs that depend on it,” said Smith-McCrossin, MLA for Cumberland North. “The first meeting started an important dialogue, and I look forward to continuing this discussion about how we move forward.”

During the first session of this meeting, participants discussed changes within the forestry industry and potential strategies for the immediate- and long-term to protect jobs. This session had nearly 90 people in attendance. The second session will also feature Frank Gallant of Peak Experience, who will lead a follow-up discussion on strategies to support the forestry sector in Cumberland County.

“Our number one focus must be the retention of jobs,” said Tory Rushton, MLA for Cumberland South. “With so many jobs at stake, it is important that we have these meetings to discuss the future of the industry and how we can protect jobs in the region.”

This meeting, which is being hosted in partnership with Cumberland Business Connector and Athol Forestry, will take place on Sunday, January 12th, from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at the Credit Union Business Innovation Centre in Amherst (5 Ratchford St.).

All members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting.