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From Laggard to Leader

October 28, 2015 Op Eds No comments

  THE CANADIAN FORESTRY SECTOR’S VIRTUOUS CYCLE ON CLIMATE CHANGE by David Lindsay, President and CEO, The Forest Products Association of Canada Droughts from California to British Columbia. Record-breaking   temperatures in Central Canada. Fires in Saskatchewan—all blamed on climate change. Yet as angst grows about the impact of climate change, so do fears that curbing […]

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Message to New Government: Canadian Forest Industry Will Help Reach Your Economic and Environmental Goals

October 23, 2015 Op Eds No comments

By: David Lindsay, President and CEO, Forest Products Association of Canada *En anglais seulement* With the federal election now behind us, the new Prime Minister can and must promote the economy and the environment in the first few weeks of his mandate.  The foundation for both future economic stability and environmental sustainability will be laid […]

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CANADA’S FOREST PRODUCTS INDUSTRY: Understanding Labour Productivity in Ontario and Quebec 2000-2013

July 10, 2015 Op Eds No comments

Download the FPAC Summary of the Labour Productivity Study (PDF) In May, 2014 the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) released a report commissioned by the Centre for the Study of Living Standards (CSLS) on the national picture of labour productivity growth in the forest products sector from the years 2000-2012.  The report, A Detailed […]

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Where we’ve come and where we’re going

July 10, 2015 Op Eds No comments

The following is a speech given by David Lindsay, President and CEO of FPAC, at the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers, in Thunder Bay. Minister thank you for that introduction and good morning to all. I am very pleased to be here on behalf of the Forest Products Association of Canada. I’ve been asked to […]

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Canada’s forest products industry: an environmental leader

March 20, 2015 Op Eds No comments

By David Lindsay, President and CEO, Forest Products Association of Canada

As we approach the United Nations International Day of Forests (on March 21st), Canadians can feel proud that its forest products industry has become a world leader in environmental credentials.  For an industry that was admittedly once an environmental offender, the past few decades have been a remarkable journey.

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Rail Transportation Key to Forest Industry’s Future Growth and Prosperity

March 17, 2015 Op Eds No comments

by Jean Francois Larue, Chief Economist, FPAC

The forest products industry accounted for 12% of Canada’s manufacturing GDP in 2013 but, more importantly, the industry provides high paid employment across more than 200 forest dependent communities across the country.  The Industries’ sales were $58 billion including about $30 billion in exports to 180 countries across the globe.  The main destinations for those products were the United States, numerous countries in Asia, and the European Union.

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Canada’s Forest Products Industry: Growing Again

March 4, 2015 Op Eds No comments

By David Lindsay, President and CEO, Forest Products Association of Canada

Canada’s forest products industry is looking to 2015 with optimism about further prospects for growth.   After a difficult decade, the sector is once again on the move.

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Help Wanted in that Other Resource Sector

March 4, 2015 Op Eds No comments

By David Lindsay. President and CEO, Forest Products Association of Canada

Entering 2015 Alberta and Canada are facing some economic challenges.  While much of the debate and discussion has revolved around the price of oil, it’s fair to say that jobs and economic opportunity still exists in that other resource sector, the forest products industry.

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