Trips to China saved jobs

Kudos to your editorial "All over the world," and the absolute necessity to trade with China. Indeed, thanks to the foresight and hard work of Colin Kinsley, Pat Bell and the B.C. Forest industry, with follow up trips by Shari Green, thousands of forest industry jobs have been saved and our local industry has prospered during the economic downturn of the last six years. Not only has increased trade with China kept our forest industry alive and well, but it's maintained a higher price for B.C. softwood. As you note, the poorly informed critics who argued Prince George should ignore a market of 1.4 billion people have been silenced. Your recommendation that mayor-elect Lyn Hall continue the China-trade overtures is sound advice.

Bruce Strachan

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