Hon. Frank Oberle (Minister of Forestry):
Mr. Speaker, the forest resource development agreements which in the main funded the private woodlot entrepreneurs in the province of Quebec and other provinces are scheduled to be phased out over a period of three to four years.
I hope that provides us with sufficient time to sit down with the provinces to define a more legitimate role for the federal government, in which we can have a longer term commitment and one that would assist the private
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woodlot owners in their efforts to meet the objectives of our modem society.
Subtopic: FOREST DEVELOPMENT