With a federal election call a few months away, the Federal Government has announced the extension of its program to support the growth of overseas markets for Canada’s forest industry.  Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay made the announcement Wednesday afternoon at the Council of Forest Industries convention in Prince George.

Findlay says the program will receive an additional $8.9 million.  “By diversifying markets for our forest products and enhancing competitiveness for Canada’s forest industry, we are helping Canadian producers to prosper and supporting jobs and opportunities for Canadians.”

She contends the Expanding Market Opportunities Program helped Canada grow sales into China by more than 1,000% between 2007 and 2014.