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Derek Nighbor, President and CEO, FPAC

FPAC CEO: Final thoughts – Reflections of an Asian trade trip Pt. 3

December 5, 2016 Tree Talk Blog No comments

In China, the National Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) is a critical department of interest to Canada’s forest products sector. It is this Chinese government department that oversees all details related to building – including codes, working with municipalities and building infrastructure throughout the country. In understanding the power and influence of this […]

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Derek Nighbor, President and CEO, FPAC

FPAC CEO: Onto China – Reflections from an Asian trade trip Pt. 2

December 2, 2016 Tree Talk Blog No comments

After a couple of great days of meetings in Tokyo to further build relationships with the Japanese government and consumers, our Canadian delegation’s attention shifted to the critical Chinese market – first stop, Shanghai. This is my first visit to China and I was absolutely awestruck by the sheer scale.  With some 25 million people […]

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Derek Nighbor, President and CEO, FPAC

FPAC CEO: Reflections from an Asian trade trip

November 28, 2016 Tree Talk Blog No comments

Every year the Government of British Columbia leads a delegation to Japan and China in an effort to support and grow the market for BC wood products.  I appreciate the opportunity to join BC Minister of Forests Steve Thomson and representatives from Natural Resources Canada, BC forest products associations and industry leaders on this year’s […]

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Remembering the Canadian Forestry Corps

November 11, 2016 Tree Talk Blog No comments

By Derek Nighbor, CEO, Forest Products Association of Canada November 11th marks Remembrance Day, a time to remember those who have served in the armed forces—including a little known group called the Canadian Forestry Corps. It is somewhat fitting that this Corps served in Europe—after all, the roots of the Canadian forest products industry as […]

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FOREST PRODUCTS INDUSTRY: A LEADER IN COMBATTING CLIMATE CHANGE

May 20, 2016 Tree Talk Blog No comments

By Robert Larocque, Vice President, Climate Change, Environment, and Labour, FPAC Canada’s forest products industry has just become the first sector to announce how it intends to help Canada reach its ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in the fight against climate change. I feel extraordinarily proud of our sector’s leadership in addressing climate […]

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Derek Nighbor, President and CEO, FPAC

Why I Am Proud to Join Canada’s Forest Industry

April 5, 2016 Tree Talk Blog No comments

By Derek Nighbor, CEO Forest Products Association of Canada. I have long had a close attachment to the forest industry. Growing up as I did in the Ottawa Valley, forestry was a big part of our community.  From the plants throughout Pembroke, such as McMillan Bathurst, Canada Veneer, Eddy Match and the Canadian Splint to […]

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Finding my roots in the forest industry

March 14, 2016 Tree Talk Blog No comments

by Shayna Mason, Registered Forester In Training, University of Alberta Graduate How is it that a person can grow up in a small city, whose economic stability is reliant on forestry, and have no idea what a forester is or what they do? I am not exactly sure how I did it but somehow I […]

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Paul Lansbergen

WHEN IT’S TIME TO BUY: THINK FIRST OF YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

March 2, 2016 Tree Talk Blog No comments

By Paul Lansbergen, Acting President and CEO, FPAC So just how is Canada going to reach its ambitious goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions? Well, a group of about 20 organizations has come up with a suggestion. They have formed a Carbon First Alliance to encourage governments, be they federal, provincial or municipal, to choose […]

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Courtney Kehoe, Student at University of Ottawa

December 12, 2015: The day the world got serious about tackling climate change

January 25, 2016 Tree Talk Blog No comments

by Courtney Kehoe, MSc in Environment Sustainability Candidate, University of Ottawa When I reached out to the Forest Products Association of Canada last spring, asking if they would be willing to take a MSc in Environmental Sustainability student onto their delegation for the climate change negotiations in Paris (COP21), I never imagined how truly enriching […]

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