Premier David Alward says Yes to a stronger future for New Brunswick’s forestry sector

EDMUNDSTON- Premier David Alward was at Twin Rivers paper Co. in Edmundston today to say Yes to the province’s new forestry growth plan.

The forestry growth plan has triggered $600 million in new private sector investments in the province’s mills and forestry operations. The result is new jobs and a strengthened forestry sector that will continue to be the foundation of New Brunswick’s economy for generations.

“New Brunswick was literally built around forestry and the men, women and communities who have powered this industry for generations. Our vision for the future of forestry in New Brunswick to be even stronger than its past,” said Alward.

“Our forestry growth plan will help put more boots in the woods and in our mills and ensure we will sustain good jobs, strong communities, and healthy forests.”

As a result of the new forestry growth plan, Twin Rivers Paper Co. is investing $70 million upgrades to its operations in Edmundston and Plaster Rock.

The Progressive Conservative team is the only party with a plan to spur $10 billion in private-sector investments in New Brunswick jobs and communities.

The investments in shale gas and natural resource development will create thousands of jobs each year and generate new spinoff opportunities in every region of the province and every sector of the economy, said Alward.

“When our mills are growing and more work is happening in our woods it creates new opportunities for small businesses throughout New Brunswick. This creates jobs and helps us bring our people home to work,” said Alward.

“The Progressive Conservative team is the only party saying Yes to natural resource development that will create jobs and strengthen our communities.”