Forest Minister touts benefits for Port of Prince Rupert of Chinese housing boom

Pat Bell, BC’s Forest Minister, has been making the rounds in China over the last few days, leading a Canadian delegation of government and forest industry officials, as they seek to increase the movement of forest products from Canada to China and improve trade relations between the two countries.

Some progress towards that goal was apparently reached on Monday, as an agreement was signed yesterday with the City of Shanghai, one which could see British Columbia companies gain a share of the supply chain for an anticipated 20 million square metres of affordable housing space set to be built in that Chinese city by 2012.

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