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The Forest in Crisis
1981, production : Susan Murgatroyd
The practice of clear-cutting has evolved over time with...
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The Forest in Crisis
Excerpt  (2:13) 1981, production : Susan Murgatroyd
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The practice of clear-cutting has evolved over time with improvements made, particularly, in terms of the scale of projects. This excerpt describes the motivating factors for clear- cutting and the negative results brought by its use on the boreal forest of northern Ontario.

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This film dispels the myth that Canada has an inexhaustable supply of usable wood. It documents the use and misuse of forest resources in northern Ontario, and the efforts of government and industry to find better ways to grow a second forest. However, the problem is not just a northern one. The crisis threatens the forest industry, creator of one out of ten Canadian jobs.