Forests are a big part of life in Quebec. In economic terms, this sector generates nearly 90,000 direct jobs paying $3.2 billion in wages. Some commentators are worried about what lies ahead for our forests. What is really happening? Will we soon be facing a shortage of wood? Is greater intervention by public authorities likely to lead to a more sustainable use of Quebec forests?
Economic Note in French on Quebec’s forest management policy.
The latest report of the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation distorts the true state of our environment.
Column on the Kyoto Protocol and climatic change.
The underground water situation in Quebec, particularly in areas north of Montreal, is distinguished by poorly defined usage rights and by a price which is practically nothing. Among other findings, this study shows that the economic value for the underground water resources in the area north of Montreal is $250 million.