From left to right: Mike Légère, excutive director of Forest NB, Blaine Higgs, Premier of New Brunswick and Terry Noble, Chariman of Forest NB, attending the banquet on the 13th of March 2019.
.– 2019 Industry Forum and the annual general meetings of Forest NB and the Association of Registered Foresters of New Brunswick (ARPFNB) welcomed many forest sector professionals and leaders as well as Premier Blaine Higgs and Minister of Energy and Resource Development, Mike Holland.
It was quite an event with many informative plenary sessions on hot button issues in the forest industry such as the use of glyphosate, taxation, the softwood lumber dispute and review of the Crown Land and Forests Act.
On March 13,
Premier Blaine Higgs
attended the opening banquet citing that he “(...)
recognizes the importance of the forest sector in communities and New Brunswick’s economy, and realizes that forestry is hard work
(...).” Not in recent memory has a Premier attended the Forum and we are glad the new Premier recognizes the importance of the forest sector in NB.
Dr. Joe Schwarz
, director of the Mcgill Organization for Science and Society, in presenting the forum dinner keynote explained “(...)
99.9% of chemicals are natural and the dosage creates the poison (...) glyphosate does not pose a risk to humans when administered correctly
.The presentation corrected a lot of mis-information concerning glyphosate and other commonly used chemicals. The independent Organization for Science and Society of Mcgill is a scientific office, dedicated to communicating scientific facts to the public and stimulating critical thinking. For more information, visit