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B.C. premier Harcourt issues the European Parliament a warning

Vancouver Island's Clayoquot Sound. Manitoba's boreal forests. The Central Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland. These picturesque locales have served as the battlegrounds over the controversy of clearcutting — the logging practice that strips a forest bare by cutting every single tree down. On one side are the environmentalists. On the other, logging companies. In the middle are native people. The fate of Canada's old-growth forests and the forestry industry as a whole rests in the balance in the 'war of the woods.'

 The Premier of BC meets with members of the European Parliament, warning them about imposing a ban on clearcutting.

Medium: Radio
Program: The World At Six
Broadcast Date: Feb. 3, 1994
Guest(s): Mike Harcourt, Paul Stause, Jerry Stoney
Host: Bernie McNamee
Reporter: Jeff Davies
Duration: 2:31

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