The article also cites Auditor General Kim MacPherson’s criticism of the government in 2015 for the province’s “failure to comply with its own legislation and provide leadership on private wood supply issues through a well-defined role and clear objectives.”
All of which sounds like a preview of regrets that could follow from the current Nova Scotia government’s impending (?) deal with Westfor, re: the Western Crown Lands, which has also displeased some private woodlot owners.
Previous NS governments were equally generous with public forests: total area harvested on Crown lands in Nova Scotia has increased continuously since 2000, while it has decreased on private and industrial lands – View earlier post.
‘Tip of the hat to Treefrog for its post about this story, Feb 20, 2017.