Taxpayer Subsidies - When forestry canít pay its way, we all pick up the tab

Government subsidies for forestry ($million) 3

YEAR
Provincial Expenditures
Federal Expenditures
Total
1980
11.5
4.0
15.5
1981
10.6
5.0
15.6
1982
12.0
2.4
14.4
1983
14.3
4.3
18.6
1984
15.0
5.6
20.6
1985
18.4
9.5
27.9
1986
21.7
12.9
34.6
1987
25.4
11.9
37.3
1988
25.6
12.8
38.2
1989
27.3
9.8
37.1
1990
28.9
11.6
40.5
1991
30.2
9.4
39.6
1992
28.5
9.2
37.7
1993
23.9
9.8
33.7
1994
25.1
9.3
34.4
1995
23.2
4.3
27.5
1996
22.4
0
22.4
1997
21.1
0
21.1
1980-1997
385.1
131.8
516.7
1990-1997
203.3
53.6
256.9

3 includes spending on silviculture, spraying, fire suppression, road building, and other management expenditures