Forest Products Association of Canada

Archives for the ‘Press Releases’ category - 2007

FPAC Praises Move by MPs to Examine Forestry Industry’s Challenges

December 11, 2007 Press Releases No comments

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauded today the decision by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources to undertake an intensive study that focuses on the unique opportunities and challenges facing the forest products industry. This comes less than a week after Avrim Lazar, FPAC chief executive and president, issued such a request to MPs on the Standing Committee of Industry, Science and Technology during testimony dealing with the impact of a stronger Canadian dollar.

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Forest Industry Head Calls on Parliament to Undertake Forest Products Industry Study

December 5, 2007 Press Releases No comments

Even though global demand for forest products is strong and Canada has the resources to meet this need, Canadians are losing out as mills shut down in the face of unprecedented competitive stresses for the forestry industry. As a result, the head of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has called on MPs to follow the lead set by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology and launch an intensive study that focuses on the unique opportunities and challenges facing the forest products industry, which is Canada’s largest exporter of goods.

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Forest Product Industry Challenges Bank of Canada’s Passivity on Canadian Dollar

November 22, 2007 Press Releases No comments

Highlighting the impact on manufacturing of the Canadian dollar’s record setting flight over recent months, the head of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) urged the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance to recommend that the federal government and Bank of Canada show stronger leadership in addressing the unprecedented and unchecked rise of the Canadian dollar.

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Canadian Forest Products Industry Aims to be First Carbon-Neutral Sector

October 30, 2007 Press Releases No comments

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) announced today that Canada’s forest products industry, a global leader in sustainable forest management, is setting a new bar for environmental responsibility and action on climate change: industry-wide carbon-neutrality by 2015 without the purchase of carbon offset credits. A partnership with WWF-Canada will inform and help guide the initiative. The announcement was made at the second annual Business of Climate Change Conference in Ottawa.

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Canada’s Forest Products Industry Welcomes DiCaprio’s The 11th Hour

August 10, 2007 Press Releases No comments

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) today expressed support for Leonardo DiCaprio’s documentary, The 11th Hour.  Although not yet released in Canada, promotional materials and statements indicate that the film will highlight the importance of maintaining and enhancing the world’s forest cover in mitigating the impact of climate change.

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