By André Perreault, The Review, October 22, 2018
Hello, yes it’s me. This letter is in response to Louise Sproule’s well-written article concerning deforestation and something that might happen in 2019. Judging by the past performance of our local, provincial and federal politicians I see nothing happening at all, especially since the government is solely responsible for orchestrating and sanctioning this mass deforestation as a means of making money by the destruction of all our natural resources.
Ontario, having lost manufacturing in the province, decided to go the way of Alberta and totally decimate our environment as a means of financial gain.
As for 2018, I firmly believe that mass deforestation will continue, unabated, till at least the year 2025. The only thing that will stop large cash crop farmers, more than likely financial from out of the country, will be a total loss of all trees, and nothing left to cut. After all, the farmers have had their way, the only trees left will be those between the highways and those land-holding and woodlot owners who are not farmers. Yes . . . you know us – people who have been putting our money where our mouths are for decades, yes – our money and our time planting saplings, clearing standing deadwood, trying to care for our forests both large and small, as best we can.