As previously posted, we are encouraged to read recent comments by Greenpeace that it is willing to engage Northern communities, workers, First Nations and governments in finding long-term sustainable solutions for the boreal. And we welcome this change of heart by Greenpeace.
In this spirit, Resolute welcomes a resumption of discussions, with the full inclusion of governments, communities, workers and First Nations. At the same time, we are asking Greenpeace to confirm that it will participate in this process. But until this happens, be sure that both Greenpeace and ForestEthics hear you by emailing them directly at act.resolutefp.com.
At this time, these activists continue to specifically target the purchase of products from Canada’s boreal. And Greenpeace and ForestEthics are continuing to intimidate and threaten our customers. Their attacks have resulted in the loss of jobs for workers in Northern Ontario and Quebec, and impact the socio-economic well-being of communities.
Their market campaigning does not reflect on-the-ground forestry practices and sustainability leadership in Canada. It is based on inaccurate allegations. The fact that the Canadian boreal is considered among the best managed, if not THE best managed, forests in the world does not seem to matter to Greenpeace and ForestEthics.
The launch of the “Share Your Voice” campaign follows the strong condemnation of Greenpeace and like-minded activists from mayors, First Nations leaders, union officials and provincial and federal governments.
For more details on the Share Your Voice campaign, read our blog posts:
August 7 – You Deserve a Voice
August 11 – Resolute Response to Greenpeace – Share Your Voice Campaign
August 17 – Inclusive Discussions with the People of the Boreal
To make your voice heard, please visit act.resolutefp.com to send an email right now to Greenpeace and ForestEthics.