Fraser Institute says opportunity squandered with protected industries that were off-limits from the start.
Productivity improving machinery, equipment and intellectual property investments are particularly weak.
What went wrong? Liberals spent $10 million spent to capture seven seats.
Aboriginal rights must be balanced against other competing, critical interests.
The operation produces over 100 million board feet of softwood annually.
Moves up to seventh from eighth, outranking the US: Fraser Institute.