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Canfor Calls on BC Government to Rethink Old Growth Deferral Process

Press Release

Vancouver, BC — Canfor Corporation (TSX:CFP) is issuing an open letter from Don Kayne, President and CEO, calling for an approach to the management of British Columbia’s old growth forests that is based on the facts of sound science and Indigenous traditional knowledge and a collaborative process that includes broad representation.

“We can choose a path that brings First Nations, labour leaders, forestry professionals and communities together to develop a sustainable old growth management plan that protects our forests and ensures sustainable employment for our communities. We are asking the Government of British Columbia to rethink the old growth deferral process,” said Don Kayne, President and CEO, Canfor. “Together, we can build on the 75% of old growth forests that are already protected or outside harvesting areas.”

British Columbia is a world leader in sustainable harvesting and forest management practices that include rigorous environmental standards and a comprehensive permitting system.

The letter follows on the next page.

Media Contact:
Michelle Ward
Senior Director, Communications & GR
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Investor Contact:
Pat Elliott
CFO and SVP, Sustainability
(604) 661-5441
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Dan Barwin
Director, Corporate Finance
(604) 661-5390 [email protected]

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