Forest Products Association of Canada

Archives for the ‘Tree Talk Blog’ category0

Michelle Brownlee, Sustainable Prosperity

Exploring the links between natural capital and productivity through the lens of the Forest Products Sector

September 28, 2015 Tree Talk Blog No comments

By Michelle Brownlee, Sustainable Prosperity Sustainable Prosperity, in partnership with the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and others, recently launched a research project to explore links between productivity and natural capital.  You can learn more about the project here. This 2-year research project looks at how our environmental and economic successes are linked – […]

Read More >

Susan Murray photo

“Fillers” – The 1958 Version of Twitter

July 30, 2015 Tree Talk Blog No comments

By Susan Murray, Vice-President Public Affairs, Forest Products Association of Canada Whether it be the poetic “paper is the vehicle of thought” or the more prosaic “fibres in wood are called pulp”, they are among the one-line twitter-length “fillers” put together in 1958 by the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association, the precursor to FPAC. It’s […]

Read More >

Forestry Ministers from Across Canada Meet in Northwestern Ontario

July 20, 2015 Tree Talk Blog No comments

​by David Lindsay, President and CEO, Forest Products Association of Canada One of the most beautiful summer spots in Canada is the Lake-of-the-Woods area in North Western Ontario.  Kenora, on the shores of Lake of the Woods, was an ideal location for a policy summit on forestry innovation.  Minister Greg Rickford invited Forestry Ministers from […]

Read More >

Policy and Canada’s Forest Products Industry

July 14, 2015 Tree Talk Blog No comments

by Julie Cafley, Vice-President, Canada’s Public Policy Forum As vice-president of Canada’s Public Policy Forum, I have the privilege of working with and learning from Canada’s most prominent thought leaders. My work with Forum often centers on Indigenous issues and Canadian natural resources. Canada has a proud history of protecting its forest resources. Since the […]

Read More >


Canada’s Forest Products Industry: Growing a Greener Tomorrow

June 18, 2015 Tree Talk Blog No comments

?by David Lindsay, President and CEO, Forest Products Association of Canada As the voice of the Forest Products Industry of Canada in Ottawa, FPAC works closely with politicians, public servants, academics and stakeholders from other industry associations.  We have strong partnerships with environmental groups and Aboriginal associations.  We also participate with other public policy organizations […]

Read More >




University Researchers – a Big Boost for Innovation

April 13, 2015 Tree Talk Blog No comments

By Gurminder Minhas, Managing Director, Performance BioFilaments

Canada’s forest products sector is transforming and becoming more innovative―it’s moving towards extracting more value from every tree in the form of bio-energy, bio-chemicals and other bio-materials.  Canada is in an international race to produce these products and one of our key competitive advantages is our robust innovation system that includes the exciting research and development being undertaken by the academic sector.

Read More >