Greenpeace claims that the boreal forest is being “destroyed.” How much of Canada’s forests are actually harvested each year?

Answer: Less than 0.5%

That’s right, less than 0.5% of Canada’s forests are harvested each year.  It’s far less than the amount disturbed by insects, disease and forest fires combined. Additionally, Canadian law requires that 100% of harvested areas be regenerated. In Quebec and Ontario, the provinces in which Resolute operates, about 75-80% regenerates naturally. The other 25% is promptly reforested. Here are other Canadian forest facts that may surprise you. 

Previous Week's Questions and Answers:

When forced to answer in court, Greenpeace said their attacks on Resolute were:

Answer: “Rhetorical Hyperbole”

For years, Greenpeace and its allies have been waging a campaign based on the false claim that Resolute Forest Products is "destroying" the boreal forest. In legal filings, they admitted that their campaign amounts to "hyperbole" that doesn't adhere to “strict literalisms or scientific precision". Greenpeace publicly insists its claims against Resolute are factual, but in court, says that its campaign was more “figurative than literal” and “non-verifiable statements of subjective opinion[s].” 


Dozens of communities in the boreal forest have asked to dialogue with Greenpeace over their misleading claims. How many has Greenpeace visited?

Answer: None that we know of.

For several years now, Greenpeace has routinely ignored the thousands of stakeholders across the Boreal who have pleaded with the activist organization to halt their attacks on responsible forestry. First Nations communities, local citizens, workers, mayors, and other leaders have written, phoned, marched, and shared their voices online. Their pleas have been disregarded.



How many weeks has it been since Greenpeace disregarded the deadline for documentary disclosure as ordered by the Canadian court?

Answer: “9 weeks”

As part of our ongoing litigation against Greenpeace in Canada, the court rightly ordered both parties to make documentary disclosure by December 15. During this process, both parties are required to exchange documents relevant to the litigation. Resolute delivered its affidavit of documents to disclose more than 20,000 documents. Greenpeace has failed to comply with the court order and has not produced its affidavit for documentary disclosure.

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