In a study by his group, 60percentage of participants had more hair 1 year after the cellbased treatment. She noticed quite a few of her clients came to her with damaged hair and poor grooming habits, as a hair stylist. Andrew Clark, past president of the New Brunswick Federation of Woodlot Owners, accuses Irving of often ignoring the marketing boards and buying wood for their mills directly from woodlot owners.
They basically ignore the boards.
Irving basically at the moment is simply dictating ‘I will buy from this guy since he’s a decent steady producer’. Successive governments in New Brunswick have failed simply to enforce the weakened law that is on the books, he says. Of course, we are not supported by the government enforcing the law so we can sit down and negotiate those things.
After Irving responded that they assumed your research includes a comprehensive review of New Brunswick mills from private wood producers, that will show that, in recent years, Irving, in a statement.
I’ve seen it, I’ve been in the room when Jim Irving has made his threats.
Clark also says Jim Irving will threaten the private woodlot owners if they complain. They do it now and then and they don’t apologize for it. Therefore they play hardball with everybody, So if you don’t do this we Trudeau government is reviewing the contract due to various controversies surrounding it. I’m sure you heard about this. Consequently is there the massive $ 26 billion contract -the largest ever commissioned -to build Canada’s navy a brand new fleet of ships that Irving was selected to carry out in 2011 at its Halifax shipyard.
Another bone of contention is that Irving was the prime contractor for the design phase -which was never put out to tender.
This allows the company influence over designating ‘subcontractors’ for the project, and awards the company a cut of their payment.
That’s being that up to 70 per cent of the cost of the vessels derives from combat systems installed on them. Now this could be even more lucrative than building the ship hulls. As a matter of fact, Irving’s appointment as prime contractor was met with surprise by the shipbuilding industry. After saying two mills will remain closed, and they should not proceed with planned investments, right after the new strategy was unveiled in 2012, s director of forestry relations, Robert Fawcett, expressed the company’s displeasure.
After Irving organized a petition campaign aimed at MLAs, claiming hundreds of jobs were at stake if the provincial government reduced allowable cuts of province’s public utility, Hickey began wondering if the utility was subsidizing the forest industry’s mills through something called the Large Industrial Renewable Energy Purchase Program, introduced by the Alward government in 2012. He believes so it’s since the government wants to muzzle anyone who gonna be seen as opposing the Irvings’ corporate interests.
He discovered the director of the province’s wildlife branch was put on leave and hereupon transferred out of his job a real problem for them -they get moved or turfed, says Coon.
David Coon says Cleary was not a single controversial personnel change made by the Gallant government this past winter. When the three Irving brothers -JK, in 2009 Arthur and Jack -split up the Irving empire their father KC had built, JK continued with Irving, the forestry, shipbuilding, transportation, food processing, retail and media division that is based out of Saint John.
MarieAndrée Bolduc, a spokesperson for NB Power, admits that Hickey is correct in that the power does not enter the grid.
She says LIREPP helps keep mills open, thereby ensuring NB Power did not to have to fill the shortfall if they’ve been closed.
She says if the forestry companies didn’t produce power on their own, the utility should have to provide it for them. Therefore, it doesn’t need to as it’s being used on site. She defends LIREPP by saying it encourages the production of renewable energy in the province, helps protect jobs in small communities and, for a relativelyvery small sum, protects energy produced by some amount of its large customers.
Bruce Northrup, the natural resources minister who’d introduced the strategy, was replaced that fall. Actually the lobbying worked. Province’s agreement with Irving, that was to last 25 years, guaranteed the company specific amounts of wood it could harvest -but did not bind the company to any specific job creation. For example, thence, in March of 2014, Alward introduced a new forest management agreement. Now look. JDI would receive 62 per cent of the additional wood fibre annually released from Crown lands. It also said it should permit the percentage of softwood cut from Crown land to increase by 20 per cent.
Now aged 88, and the eldest son, JK is worth $ 7billion and had been described as intimidating and quiet, impatient and intelligent.
He donates money to environmental causes and established a charity to finance the education of low income students.
Talented business leader, he’s known for his modest tastes. There’s nothing flashy about his world, wrote John DeMont, in his 1991 book Citizens Irving. After eschewing booze and tobacco, jK lives in Rothesay -the affluent suburb of Saint John, and DeMont says he inherited his father KC’s puritanical streak. Although, for one concern, it’s unclear what amount ships the navy is planning to get for all that money. As a matter of fact, one independent analysis conducted by consultant Kearney suggested the price tag could eventually balloon to $ 42billion. Furthermore, whenever saying last year that the warships should be over their $ ’26 billion’ budget, with ‘Vice Admiral’ Mark Norman, the costs spiral upward, commander of the Royal Canadian Navy.
That number was revised downwards to 11 and falling, Originally, the federal government hoped to get 15 ships built.
Can the Minister of Natural Resources confirm that Mr.
Coon demanded. Then, on this particular day he asked the minister whether Jim Irving and Irving had invested $ 461million as they had promised when they signed a forestry agreement with the province two years earlier -pointing out the company had never actually promised to create any new jobs. Irving has lived up to his contractual obligations? I am sure that the population made the Tories pay for this and similar problems. Of course the Gallant government has not scrapped the agreement either. Actually a poll done that summer by researchers at UNB showed that 61 per cent of New Brunswickers opposed the Alward government’s strategy.
Did you know that the Irvings and the large traditional forest producers have the ear of the government almost any day and it’s just a matter of wearing them down.
Brian Gallant’s Liberals.
Says Parenteau. Consequently, the goal of JDI is to make gains, they noted. Certainly, in an article published in 2014 in NB Naturalist, they argued job creation by the Irvings was minimal at best. Rob Moir, an economist at UNB in Saint John, and Garth Hood, a Frederictonbased house designer, decided to investigate the problem. JDI isn’t in the business of creating jobs or generating revenues for the province. With that said, they found New Brunswick creates the fewest jobs for the percentage of trees chopped down. Comparing New Brunswick with other Canadian provinces and US states, they found that employment intensity in New Brunswick was the lowest among them all -and should drop even lower after the new forest strategy was implemented.
The yardsticks Moir and Hood used to measure job creation was employment intensity -defined as the amount of direct jobs in the forest sector divided by the quantity of wood harvested.
The conglomerate is run by JK’s two sons, Jim and Robert, who act as co CEOs.
Robert lives in Moncton, where he manages the company’s food, tissue paper and a certain amount its transportation holdings. Notice, generally Robert keeps a low profile. There he’s active in the city’s charity scene and president of the Irving owned Moncton Wildcats hockey team. They also buy power from the grid.
NB Power says LIREPP is designed to buy renewable energy generated by its largest customers. Indeed, quite a few of the wood mills in New Brunswick burn biomass and generate electricity for their own plants. After Irving Ltd, a lot of New Brunswickers I spoke with were quick to point to the influence of the Irving family -and specifically. Of course last November, the Brian Gallant government put Cleary on leave. David Coon, the sole Green Party MLA in the New Brunswick legislature, has seen Cleary’s dismissal letter and insists there was never any reason given to what happened to her. So in early December, they terminated her without cause.
With the provincial NDP demanding an independent investigation, the firing triggered an uproar.
I think the big thing that we have to ask now is -who ordered this?
With one of its signatories being Dr, nineteen current and former public health and medical officers from across the country wrote a letter supporting Cleary. Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment condemned the firing, as did Globe and Mail columnist André Picard. Actually, nDP leader Dominic Cardy in December. David ButlerJones, Canada’s former chief pubic health officer. Whenever tendering and quality surrounding these and similar shipbuilding contracts, as noted in part 1 of this series, for the most part there’re questions over costs. Have you heard of something like that before? Employment intensity in the forest product sector was declining in New Brunswick for the last few decades, they noted. With all that said… In the end, Moir and Hood estimated the new forestry management agreement might create all of 500 new jobs -and it was unclear how many were permanent. Government’s new Strategy only enhances this trend. Irving has questioned the methodology of Moir and Hood’s study, and note it was not ‘peer reviewed’ and claim it isn’t able to bear in mind eight critical data inputs that should have shown a higher number of jobs are created for the timber harvested.
Gallant government, meanwhile, refuses to answer any questions about these matters -and, virtually, has limited media access to reporters to the premier and his caucus.
It’s all a big lie.
Whenever selling any renewable energy to NB Power in general, after perusing the utility’s documents, hickey came to the conclusion that the mills are not. It has nothing to do with renewable energy. Known it’s all horseshit. Anyways, what alarmed Hickey was his belief that average ratepayers were subsidizing large forest companies, who were buying power from the utility at a lower cost because of LIREPP. Remember, last summer, Hickey appeared at a hearing before the New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board in Fredericton after NB Power applied for a two per cent rate increase. There is more info about it here. There he grilled a panel of the utility’s executives.
Jim, in addition, is the public face of the company, and currently at the center of controversies surrounding his ties to the Trudeau government and questions over cost and quality of the navy ships his company is building for the federal government.
Over the past two decades, their market share has fallen from about 25 per cent to 10 per cent.
By 2007, harvests from industrial freeholds exceeded private woodlot harvests for the first time ever.a lot of private forest landowners could not operate profitably at costs offered by the mills. While the remaining mills have faced plummeting rates as the housing market collapsed and Canadian dollar strengthened, in recent years, major mills have closed in northern New Brunswick. Whenever making it easier to grow softwood trees, that many forest companies covet, commonly known as Round Up, glyphosates are sprayed on forests to kill hardwood trees. On p of this, at the time of her dismissal Cleary was working on a study on the health impacts of glyphosates, among the most popular herbicides used in the forestry industry -including by Irving, that controls the largest forestry company in New Brunswick.
Glyphosates been labeled by the research arm of the World Health Organization as a probable carcinogen and are linked to the decline in New Brunswick’s deer population.
Some wondered if her study will provide ammunition for critics of the herbicide. In 2012, the Tory government of David Alward introduced a tally new forestry strategy which preserved habitats for wildlife, held the line on allowable cut for softwood lumber, and even lowered the quantity of hardwood that could’ve been harvested. It was a reasonable compromise -except for Jim Irving, says Coon. Known whenever saying we believe has a responsibility to support jobs from sustainable forest sector businesses and suppliers -although Coon had said nothing to suggest he felt otherwise, two days later, ‘fullpage’ ads from Irving appeared in most of the Irving’s daily newspapers attacking Coon.
It has also generated critics and controversies, especially over the company’s influence on government policy, while its hard nosed approach has proven profitable for Irving.
Corporations everywhere have gotten more of a say in how regulations are made.
Everywhere you have seen governments declined in their ability to control policy, notes Don Bowser, an international expert on anti corruption and transparency who lives in Nova Scotia, I’d say if you look at the big picture. It’s been particularly acute in New Brunswick where the Irvings have essentially taken over all policymaking -while the governments have gotten weaker and weaker. On p of this, this past February, David Coon stood up in the New Brunswick legislature and asked a question of the minister of natural resources. Coon is pretty much the main politician in the province willing to challenge the Irvings and their clout. Provincial government actually spends more on forest management than it earns from royalties garnered from this sector, as noted in part 1 of this series.
Even if the forest industry’s share of New Brunswick’s GDP was declining for decades -accounting for only five per cent and about 12000 direct jobs day -forests are a motherhood issue within the province.
Whenever investigating health problems facing the province’s citizenry, cleary was New Brunswick’s highly regarded chief medical officer.
Hired in 2008, Cleary even traveled to Africa on two occasions to gether with his uncle Arthur, as the most polarizing and intimidating figure within the Irving clan. It is he didn’t get with Kenneth Irving, Arthur’s oldest son, as the eldest of KC’s grandchildren.