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Ont. premier pledges to preserve giant swath of northern boreal forest

July 14, 2008
The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty says forestry and mining activities will be prohibited in a 225,000-square-kilometre area of the province's northern boreal forest.

McGuinty says the government will work with First Nations and other residents to develop a plan to prohibit commercial activities in about half of the province's boreal forest.

And mining and forestry companies will have to consult early with First Nations before starting any new projects in the other half of Ontario's boreal forest.

 

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