Media

Press release and Statement November 26, 2015 calling for a new Crown Lands and Forest Act:

Press release

Statement

Backgrounder

Links to media stories from 2014:

All CBC media coverage is found here: http://www.cbc.ca/nb/features/crownforestrydebate/

Individual stories and coverage from 2014:

Graham Forbes (UNB) & Roberta Clowater (CPAWS) shocked at new plan (March 13): http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/new-crown-forestry-plan-greeted-with-shock-dismay-1.2570803

Harry Forestell talks with Tom Beckley (UNB) (March 12): http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/NB/ID/2441582490/

CBC coverage of new strategy (March 12): http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/new-forestry-plan-provides-more-crown-wood-to-industry-1.2568734

Nature NB’s reaction (March 17): http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/nature-nb-voices-objection-to-new-crown-forest-policy-1.2575346

David Coon on Irving clout (March 14): http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/irving-clout-with-government-challenged-in-wake-of-forest-deal-1.2572410

Sabine Dietz (Nature NB), Ken Hardie (NB Federation of Woodlot Owners); interview (March 17): http://www.cbc.ca/informationmorningfredericton/2014/03/17/dear-david-alward/

Reaction of Marc-André Villard to announcement, Radio Canada (March 12): http://ici.radio-canada.ca/regions/atlantique/2014/03/12/002-plan-forets-nouveau-brunswick.shtml

Matthew Betts reaction (March 18): http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/forest-scientist-terms-new-crown-policy-radical-experimental-1.2576830

Mathews Betts interview (March 18): http://www.cbc.ca/informationmorningfredericton/2014/03/18/forest-strategy/

Miramichi Chamber of Commerce interview, Mike Hill (March 18): http://www.cbc.ca/informationmorningmoncton/2014/03/18/forestry-strategy-panned/index.html

David Coon on secrecy of deal with Irving (March 18): http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/david-coon-demands-details-of-irving-forest-deal-be-made-public-1.2578362

Don Floyd interview on Shift (March 18)): http://www.cbc.ca/shift/2014/03/20/maple-syrup-producers-protest-forestry-plan/

Maple syrup producers express their concern (March 19): http://ici.radio-canada.ca/regions/atlantique/2014/03/19/003-producteurs-acericoles-nouveau-brunswick.shtml

Maple syrup producers protest, interview (March 20): http://www.cbc.ca/shift/2014/03/20/maple-syrup-producers-protest-forestry-plan/

Marc-André Villard (U de M) interview on CBC (March 19): http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/j-d-irving-scientific-adviser-blindsided-by-new-forest-policy-1.2578781

Entrevue avec Marc-André Villard (U de M): http://ici.radio-canada.ca/regions/atlantique/2014/03/20/010-consultation-plan-forestier-nouveau-brunswick.shtml

Rod Cumberland, retired biologist (March 20): http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/new-crown-forest-plan-slammed-by-retired-provincial-biologist-1.2580430

Political Panel CBC (March 21): http://www.cbc.ca/informationmorningfredericton/2014/03/21/political-panel—foresty/

David Coon on the silence of government scientists (March 21): http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/government-accused-of-muzzling-scientists-on-forest-issue-1.2581316

Jean Saint-Cyr dans l’Acadie Nouvel sur la stratégie bâclée : http://www.acadienouvelle.com/editoriaux/2014/03/20/la-strategie-baclee/?pgnc=1

Conservation Council of NB (April 8):  http://www.conservationcouncil.ca/the-case-against-the-nb-forest-plan/

Green Party press release (April 8): Green Party Learns Details of Tory Forest Strategy Premised on Deregulation

David Coon’s CBC radio interview regarding leaked information (April 9): http://www.cbc.ca/informationmorningfredericton/2014/04/09/forestry-leaks/

Private woodlot owners say they’re key to protecting Crown forest (April 9): http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/private-woodlot-owners-say-they-re-key-to-protecting-crown-forest-1.2604595

Tom Beckley (UNB) on the lack of consultation (April 10): http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/lack-of-consultation-on-forestry-changes-challenged-by-unb-prof-1.2605235

Tom Beckley’s interview on CBC Information Morning (April 10): http://www.cbc.ca/informationmorningfredericton/2014/04/10/forestry/

Jamie Simpson’s interview on the danger to the Acadian Forest ecosystem, CBC Information Morning (April 11): http://www.cbc.ca/informationmorningfredericton/2014/04/11/acadian-forest-2/

Letter by scientists (April 16): Letter as it appeared in the Telegraph Journal

Deal with government (April 24): J.D. Irving’s Crown forest contract made public.

Thom Erdle commentary (April 24): Commentary – Let’s add focus to the forestry debate

Rick Murray, a forestry technician and third generation logging contractor (April 25): Former logger says Irving agreement ‘disappointing’.

David Coon criticizing deal with JDI (April 25): Forestry deal ‘remarkable in its audacity,’ says Coon.

Information Morning interview with David Coon (April 25):Terry Seguin talks to David Coon who says the government’s forestry deal is a sellout to industry.

Marc-André Villard interview with CBC (April 25): Forestry Deal Reaction

David Bell on the deal with JDI (April 30):
J.D. Irving forestry deal ‘already done,’ expert says

Vince Zelazny, Gerry Redmond, Dan Murphy, Rod Cumberland (former DNR staff and biologists), and Tom Beckly: CBC story: Ex-government scientists speaking out on policy issues;

Information Morning interview (former staff interviews, Volpé & Green letter): Listen

Letter from former DNR ministers: New Crown forest plan criticized by ex-DNR ministers; Letter Volpé & Green

Forest Rally media coverage (May 13): Media Co-op – Hundreds come out to oppose Irving forestry deal; video clips: speeches of Jean-Guy Comeau, Don Bowser and Rod Cumberland; Premier David Alward discusses forestry plan with blogger Charles LeBlanc ; CBC evening news; Hundreds protest Crown forestry deal outside legislature; CTV coverage: N.B. legislature site of protest against new forestry plan; Global News: N.B. legislature site of protest against new forestry plan; videos from live stream during the event

184 academics sing an open letter to government (May 15): CBC news story & open letter

Democracy Watch on the forestry deal (May 21): CBC story

Former Minister of Natural Resources, Jeannot Volpé (May 22): interview with Charles Thériault

CBC story on poll conducted by UNB researchers (June 13): New Crown forest policy opposed by 61% in survey

NB Media Co-op new story (June 27): Kent County Municipal leaders unanimously condemn Tory forestry plan

Sabine Dietz (Nature NB), interview CBC (July 3): Nature NB’s magazine: NB Naturalists – Our Forests – Nos Forêts

Roberta Clowater (CPAWS) interview CBC (July 4): Protected Natural Areas Announcement by Minister Robichaud