Forestry doesn't pay the bills, folks in Issue analysis Posted July 5 · Report reply 5 hours ago, Guest roskva said: As an example of this type of institutionalized 'state capture', the current Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources Minister is former president of COFI (council of forest industries), one of the major groups that lobbies on behalf of the industry. Minister Donaldson's personal work history, as described on Wikipedia: "With his father working in the Royal Canadian Air Force, Doug Donaldson was born in 1957 at the Canadian Forces' Zweibrücken Air Base in Germany. Donaldson completed a bachelor's degree in Biology and moved to Field, British Columbia where he worked in Yoho National Park for 8 years before leading private guided tours of the area. After completing a Masters in Journalism he had numerous articles published in the Calgary Heraldand The Vancouver Sun but moved to Smithers where he wrote for a local newspaper, The Interior News. He took a job in Prince George with the CBC Morning Show but moved back to the Bulkley Valley area, living in Telkwaas a technologist in the forestry industry before moving to Houston working as a manager at Northwest Community College (later renamed "Coast Mountain College"). Finally, Donaldson settled in the village of Hazeltonwhere he became the communications officer for the Gitxsan Treaty Office. In 1992, he starting teaching journalism at the Gitxsan Wet'suwet'en Education Society located in the same village. In 1994, he co-founded the non-profit group Storytellers Foundation which focuses on civic literacy and economic development on the community-level." There's no mention of Donaldson ever having been "president of COFI".