Province pressed to cut logging

Peter Gorrie

Just three weeks into the job, Natural Resources Minister Donna Cansfield
has angered environmentalists over whether to curb, or even ban,
logging in Algonquin Provincial Park.

She’ll probably come under
more pressure next week, when provincial environmental commissioner
Gord Miller releases his annual report.

Although it’s not
usually evident to the million or so people who camp, canoe or hike
each year in Ontario’s oldest park, trees can be cut down and hauled
out of more than three-quarters of the popular “wilderness” preserve.