Revamp the Crown Forest Act! Give us back our forest!
  • Petitioning Government of New Brunswick

This petition will be delivered to:

Government of New Brunswick
Minister, Natural Ressources
Bruce Northrup

Revamp the Crown Forest Act! Give us back our forest!

    1. Charles Thériault
    2. Petition by

      Charles Thériault

      Kedgwick River, Canada

For the last ninety years, New Brunswick has been a Client State to the forest industry. Every year, millions upon millions of dollars that could fund healthcare, schools and roads are manipulated out of our hands into the coffers of industry.

The Crown Forest in New Brunswick is our most valuable natural ressource yet we have received very little benefit for our ownership. Controling Crown Forest means controling government! Think about it! 4 companies contrôle 100% of our Crown Forest. A forest we own! Our richest ressource, the corner stone of our economy. That is one big stick to wield over government. 

British Columbia, Ontario and Québec have all recently changed their forest acts. We need to do the same!

It's time to take control of our wealth once and for all! 

We the people of New Brunswick have the power to bring about change.

Revamp the Crown Forest Act. Give us back our forest!

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Recent signatures


    1. I am running as an Indie candidate for the upcoming provincial election

      Charles Thériault
      Petition Organizer

      I call upon your generosity to help fund my election campaign.
      An independent voice inside the NB Legislature will help transform governance in this province. Thank you for your support.

      Je fait appelle à votre générosité afin de financer ma campagne.
      Une voix indépendante à l'intérieur de la législature au N.B. Va transformer la gouvernance. Merci pour votre support.

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      C Thériault Indie Candidate Charles Thériault, Independent candidate for Restigouche West 2014. We need to take the fight to Save our Crown Forest and strengthen our economy into the NB Legislature. Your donation will go to pay all the communication tools (Billboards,radio ads, pamphlets, ect.)

    2. Reached 4,000 signatures
    3. Episode 20 Sacré Coeur in Québec A fine solution

      Charles Thériault
      Petition Organizer
      Ep 20

      The mill in Sacré Coeur (Sacred Heart) Québec went bankrupt 3 times. It was slated for dismantlement when in 1985 the community organized itself in a form of co-op and purchased the mill. The result has been remarkably successful.

    4. I call upon your generosity. Any donation big or small, is appreciated

      Charles Thériault
      Petition Organizer
      Save our forest in New Brunswick

      Since October 2012, I have been creating a docu-web series called Is our forest really ours? This project is about forcing government to revamp the Crown Forest Act in N.B.which was enacted in 1980 and gave control of managing our public forest to the forest industry. Report after report by e...

    5. Reached 3,000 signatures
    6. N.B. have no vision for the Crown Forest!

      Charles Thériault
      Petition Organizer

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      Ep 19

      Ted Robak explains that what is missing in New Brunswick, is a long term vision for its Crown forest management. A plan in place to focus on sustainability for the forest's sake. To make sure that our children and grandchildren can benefit from our most richest renewable resource.

    7. Check out the clear-cut nearest you

      Charles Thériault
      Petition Organizer

      Episode 18 Check-0ut the clear-cut nearest you.

      Charles Thériault shows you how to use an interactive satellite map showing global clear-cuts from 2000 to 2012. You can look at the clear-cuts in your neck of the woods and determine the devastation.

    8. Where have all the deer gone

      Charles Thériault
      Petition Organizer

      Episode 17 Where have all the deer gone?
      Wildlife biologist Rod Cumberland explains how the spraying of herbicides is obviously a large reason why there are so few deer to be found in our Crown Forest in N.B.

    9. Reached 2,500 signatures
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      Charles Thériault
      Petition Organizer

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    11. Episode 16 of the docu-web Is Our Forest Really Ours?

      Charles Thériault
      Petition Organizer

      Wishing you all a very happy, healthy, prosperous 2014.

      May it be real and your efforts thruthfull.

      Charles Thériault

      Please share this episode far and wide.

      A look back - a look forward

      P.S. Version française à suivre.

      Ep 16

      Time to take stock of what we have learned in the past year regarding the state of our crown forest here in New-Brunswick and take a realistic view of what to expect in 2014. Charles Thériault expects the worseis yet to happen.

    12. Reached 2,000 signatures
    13. Adding value is the answer

      Charles Thériault
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all for your support. Check out the latest episode of Is Our Forest Really Ours?

      Ep 14

      Charles Theriault explains how volume cutting on Crown Lands in New Brunswick is not good for New Brunswickers. We have to concentrate on adding value to every tree harvested. The focus should on reducing the m3 of wood needed to create jobs. We would then create more jobs.

    14. Has everyone seen episode 13? There is something rotten in our forest.

      Charles Thériault
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all for signing and sharing. Momentum is strong and building. check out the web site associated to thic clip.

      Many thanks


      Ep 13

      Charles Thériault asks the question: Why is industry leaving perfectly good marketable logs to rot in the woods? To what purpose does it serve. To cheat the owners? To bankrupt the small contractors? To eliminate competition? It does not make sense!

    15. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Gayle Lavigne SAINT JOHN, CANADA
      • 19 days ago

      This has gone on long enough

      • 21 days ago

      We own the forests and we should control it

    • Christine Gilroy RIVERVIEW, CANADA
      • 21 days ago

      As a New Brunswicker and environmental biologist I think it is imperative that we regain control of our Crown Land Forest. It is absolutely revolting that Irving has their hands in every avenue of forestry and in nearly all public media. I am sick of New Brunswick being simultaneously the poorest and most resource abundant (per capita) province in Canada! It's time for a change!

    • paul gaudet SHEDIAC, CANADA
      • about 1 month ago

      It belongs to the public .

    • daryl doucette MONCTON, CANADA
      • about 1 month ago

      I am sick of government giving away our resources.


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