May 3, 1988 (33rd Parliament, 2nd Session)


Lorne Everett Greenaway (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of State (Forestry and Mines))

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Greenaway:

Madam Speaker, the Hon. Member probably does not know, and it is not his fault, but last night in
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Vancouver there was a program announced by the Western Diversification Office. It has contributed $171,000 to COFI and the IWA. The plan is to send IWA members to Europe, to Asia and to the United States to look at the lumber markets there and to come back to report what they have seen to the IWA workers right across the province.
The Hon. Member was talking a few moments ago about cooperation and diversification. I thought that he might like to hear something positive. It was announced last night and he probably did not have a chance to see the press release. It is a program involving $171,000, a co-operative effort between COFI and the IWA. It is a bench-mark, a very positive initiative. I am pleased about it. I think everybody is happy with it. It should bring some real benefits to the B.C. industry.

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