Photostory #416: Remains Canada's Leading Industry: Pulp and Paper: $2,100,000,000 Giant
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National Film Board of Canada
May 10, 1966
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific in a vast unbroken belt 1,000 miles wide are Canada's famous forestlands. Containing a million square miles of productive wood-producing land, it is from this scenic wilderness source that half the world's supply of vital newsprint comes. The raw material - spruce, balsam, fir, jack pine, hemlock and poplar - for Canada's gigantic pulp and paper industry, grows tall and silent until harvested at maturity. Today, this natural renewable resource, through modern technology, is more completely used by manufacturers than ever, and pulp and paper still leads the nation's industries. In value of production, exports, wages paid, capital invested and power, goods and services consumed, Canadian pulp and paper remains one of the big industries of the world.