School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

Could Resolute keep its logging rights near Fort Frances without a mill? Expert says it's possible

March 21, 2019

CBC News, Matt Prokopchuk with comments by Warren Mabee, Professor and Head of Department, Department of Geography and Planning; Associate Professor School of Policy Studies, Queen's University

Resolute's current forestry licence for the Crossroute Forest states that the wood harvested is to be used for the "existing forest resource processing facility ... located at Fort Frances, Ontario." The mill closed in 2014. At least one previous potential deal for the property also fell through.

But when the time comes for licence renewal, the company can argue that the wood is needed for its other operations in the northwest, said Warren Mabee, the director of the Queen's University Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy.

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