Boreal Forest in the News
Ont. to protect huge swath of Boreal forest
July 14, 2008
TORONTO – Ontario will prohibit mining and forestry across a swath of northern boreal forest larger than the Maritime provinces, Premier Dalton McGuinty announced Monday as part of a larger plan that will also include changes to the antiquated Mining Act.
Under a framework to be developed, McGuinty said 225,000 square kilometres - roughly half of Ontario's boreal forest - will be protected and designated strictly for tourism and traditional aboriginal use.
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