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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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Robert Larocque Photo


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


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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Happy New Year!

January 4, 2016 Tree Talk Blog No comments

Happy new year to all our readers! Welcome to 2016! Our last year in blogging was a great success and we’re happy to have been able to share stories from the forest products industry with you. Some highlights of 2015 include a blog all the way from Sweden by Linda Eriksson (Forest Policy Advisor, Swedish […]

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Print this so you can understand and remember it better!

November 30, 2015 Tree Talk Blog No comments

by Phil Riebel, President, Two Sides North America Originally published by Two Sides North America: Two Sides recently released a new survey into the preferences of consumers for printed versus digital communications.  Here are our favorite results: 88% of respondents believe that they understand and can retain or use information better when they read […]

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