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A worker at Haliburton Forest Sawmill inspects logs for home building.
A worker at Haliburton Forest Sawmill inspects logs for home building.
(FRED THORNHILL FOR THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

The future of Canadian forestry: Using more brain, and less brawn

Canada has a strong competitive advantage in forestry due to our natural endowments, but that is not enough for continued success. Many of Canada’s current forestry products and services are generic and can be easily matched or replicated by other firms in other nations, often with the advantage of lower labour and growing costs.