"The solution is aircraft": Aircraft and the political economy of Canadian forest fires

Stephen Pyne

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Abstract

As for the case of Canadian forest fires, there are two paradoxes to be considered. First is that the institutions must settle the relationship between political confederation and the boreal forest. In addition to the problem is the British North American Act which have granted certain provinces the control over their lands and natural resources. The second aspect to be dealt with is the Canadian scene which have matched the world's most savage fires within its most advanced machines. However, in the end, Canada used the same methods all over again as they approached the use of airplanes for fire protection along with the latest technologies while dealing with the northern economy, American market, the politics of confederation, internal agreement, and institutional improvements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)458-477
Number of pages20
JournalAmerican Review of Canadian Studies
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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