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Minister Sohi Recognizes National Forest Week

Hi. I’m Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, and I’m proud to recognize September 24th to 28th as National Forest Week.

For generations, forests have played an important role in our economy. They continue to do so today. Forests create jobs, drive innovation and are the backbone of many rural and Indigenous communities.

They are also critical to Canada’s efforts to combat climate change. As we know from high school science classes, trees are our planet’s lungs, absorbing vast amounts of carbon from the atmosphere and storing it for decades.

Today, we must remain more committed than ever to these climate goals.

This summer, we witnessed the devastating impact of wildfires across the country, reminding us of the vulnerability of our forests.

As we mark National Forest Week, let’s take the time to remember what forests mean to our communities, our homes, our livelihoods, our planet and — perhaps, most importantly — our future.

Happy National Forest Week.

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