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Forests Minister responds to leaked report

A confidential, draft government report predicts that central B.C.'s forest industry could lose thousands of jobs in coming years if action is not taken. The report examined the entire central interior -- from Williams Lake north to Quesnel and Prince George, and east to Burns Lake. The report suggests several options, including harvesting trees in protected areas, cutting younger trees, and changing who manages the forests. To talk about the report and how the government plans to deal with forestry's future, we spoke with Steve Thomson, B.C.'s Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources.

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You can read the confidential draft report on the CBC news website.

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