May 9, 1911 (11th Parliament, 3rd Session)


George Gordon

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GORDON (Nipissing).

Something has been said about reforestation. In my opinion too much is said on that subject. What this government and other governments which control timber should emphasize the most, and what they emphasize the least, is the preservation of the small timber. If the small timber of the country had the protection which it should have, until such times as the country is in a position to spend more money for reforestation than it is at present, the better it would be for the country. In many parts of the country the small timber is not marketable, bin it has probably taken fifty or seventy-five years to grow. This is the timber which should be protected, and the more we do in the line of protecting that timber and the sooner the department gets down to that basis, the sooner posterity will reap the benefit.

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