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Supporting The Forestry Industry In Temagami

McGuinty Government Putting Ontario Wood To Work, Supporting the Economy

Temagami Cedar has accepted a wood supply offer from the province to expand its production, creating five jobs and supporting the local economy.

They will use the wood allocations to help expand its production of firewood and pallets.

The wood supply competition is aimed at putting Ontario's unused wood to work while the government takes steps to introduce a new forest tenure and pricing system. Helping build a stronger forest industry is an important part of the Open Ontario plan to create jobs and opportunities in Northern Ontario.

Quick Facts

  • Temagami Cedar has accepted a wood supply offer of 7,000 cubic metres per year of white birch roundwood from the Temagami Management Unit.
  • Temagami Cedar is an existing First Nations company that specializes in cedar products and custom milling in addition to its construction and firewood divisions.
  • Ontario received 115 submissions under the Provincial Wood Supply Competitive Process from forest companies requesting access to underused wood.

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“The wood supply competition is creating economic opportunities throughout the region. I'm pleased that our government is promoting economic development and supporting the improvement and expansion of local forestry operations.”

David Ramsay

MPP for Timiskaming-Cochrane

“Through the wood supply competition, we are strengthening the forestry sector, by putting wood to work and creating jobs.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry

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