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Canadian Forest Industry Prepares For New Opportunities; Celebrates International Year of Forests

December 30, 2010 Press Releases No comments

Recognized globally for its unmatched environmental leadership, Canada’s forest products industry is entering the International Year of Forests with a return to profitability and a growing demand for its lumber, pulp and specialized papers produced from well-managed forests. The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness of sustainable forest management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

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Forest Products CEOs Discuss Industry Future With Minister Flaherty

December 8, 2010 Press Releases No comments

Thirteen CEOs from companies belonging to the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) held a pre-budget meeting with the Minister of Finance, Jim Flaherty, yesterday in Ottawa.  The meeting provided an informal opportunity for industry leaders and the Minister to discuss the Government’s priorities for the economy and for the CEOs to provide the Minister with a vision for the forestry products industry as it emerges from the recent recession and continues to transform itself into a green and innovative player in the bio-economy.

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FPAC Welcomes Millar Western as Newest Member

December 6, 2010 Press Releases No comments

The Chairman of the Board of the Forest Products Association of Canada, Jim Lopez, today announced that Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. has become the newest member of FPAC and the latest signatory to the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA).  The association is the voice of Canada’s wood, pulp and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade and environmental affairs.

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Statement by the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC)

November 19, 2010 Press Releases No comments

“The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) welcomes this report on “Building a Green Economy in the Boreal Forest”, said Avrim Lazar, President and C.E.O. of FPAC.  “FPAC is partnering with Greenpeace and other environmental organizations in the historic Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement which signifies a new era of joint leadership in the Boreal Forest. The goal remains a better protected, more sustainably managed Boreal Forest and a stronger more competitive forest industry.”

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FOREST PRODUCTS INDUSTRY URGES SMART GOVERNMENT ACTION TO CREATE JOBS OF THE FUTURE

October 25, 2010 Press Releases No comments

FPAC BUDGET 2011 RECOMMENDATIONS:
http://www.fpac.ca/publications/10_25_2010_Forest Product Industry submission_FINAL.pdf

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) commends  the government for its strong stewardship through a difficult economic period and urges it to build on Canada’s solid position by strategically setting business conditions that would help the industry become greener, more competitive and an innovative contributor to the bio-economy.

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Forest Industry to Government: Fix Rail Service Now

October 12, 2010 Press Releases No comments

Travacon Research Report: http://www.fpac.ca/index.php/publications2/publication-viewer/492/

The Interim Report:  http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/policy/acg-rfs-review-examen-sfm-rvw-eng-442.htm

Op Ed:  http://www.fpac.ca/op-eds-full/forestry-industry-to-government-fix-rail-service-now/

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is calling on the federal government to act quickly and decisively on the problem identified by the Rail Freight Service Review panel. Early In 2008, the federal government committed to addressing the deficiencies in rail service to rural industries. After two and a half years of process and deliberation the time has come to act.

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Forest Products Association of Canada Supports Government’s Transformative Investment Program

August 2, 2010 Press Releases No comments

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) today commended the Canadian government on the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT), a program dedicated to the integration of transformative investment technology in traditional mills – pulp and paper, newsprint, wood panels, and others – across the country. The $100 million IFIT program is expected to facilitate the transformation of the forest products industry into a world bio-energy leader.

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Metafore Releases Paper Life Cycle Website as Sustainability Resource for Paper Purchasing Decision

July 7, 2010 Press Releases No comments

Online Resource Developed Collaboratively by Paper Manufacturers and Buyers, Industry Associations, Nonprofit Organizations and Academics 

Charlottesville, VA (July 7, 2010) – Metafore, along with a unique collaboration of stakeholders across the paper supply chain, has created a comprehensive online resource that will enable companies and customers to make more informed environmental decisions about the paper products they purchase, use and sell. 

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