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RESOURCE JOBS ARE KEY TO STRONG COMMUNITIES, SAYS NIGHBOR

June 19, 2018 Press Releases No comments

Canadian industries will continue to work with Ottawa in the hope of addressing cross-border trade issues and regulatory challenges that impact their competitiveness. However, industry leaders also have an opportunity to put their respective sectors on a stronger competitive-footing, according to Derek Nighbor CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada – who will be […]

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COMPETITIVENESS AND SEIZING OPPORTUNITIES, THE CENTERPIECE FOR DISCUSSON AT FCM CONFERENCE

May 31, 2018 Press Releases No comments

How Canada’s business community and municipalities can work more closely together to support vibrant and strong communities will be front and centre at this year’s Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Annual Conference and Trade Show in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Derek Nighbor, CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) says the issue of industry […]

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FPAC PRESENTS FOREST COMMUNITY CHAMPION AND PARTNER AWARDS

May 23, 2018 Press Releases No comments

Ottawa, Ontario – Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) honoured industry partners – each exemplifying the true meaning of partnership, in Ottawa today. “The Canadian forest industry employs more than 230,000 people in over 600 communities, from remote villages to our largest cities – in all regions of the country – and it also has […]

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FPAC SALUTES FOREST INDUSTRY’S BEST AND BRIGHTEST IN NATION’S CAPITAL

May 23, 2018 Press Releases No comments

Ottawa, Ontario – The Forest Products Association of Canada honoured a series of national award winners for their extraordinary contribution to the forest sector during an industry trade luncheon attended by industry leaders, partners, and government representatives in Ottawa today. The Canadian forest sector directly employs more than 230,000 people in over 600 communities, from […]

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FPAC STATEMENT ON UNCOATED GROUNDWOOD AND NEWSPRINT DUTIES

March 14, 2018 Press Releases No comments

Last night, the U.S. Department of Commerce imposed preliminary anti-dumping duties up to 22.16% on imported Canadian uncoated groundwood paper (newsprint). On behalf of the workers in our sector, Forest Products Association of Canada is disappointed in this outcome and strongly believes that these duties are completely unjustified and represent a costly and losing proposition […]

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FPAC STATEMENT ON UNCOATED GROUNDWOOD AND NEWSPRINT DUTIES

March 14, 2018 Press Releases No comments

Last night, the U.S. Department of Commerce imposed preliminary anti-dumping duties up to 22.16% on imported Canadian uncoated groundwood paper (newsprint). On behalf of the workers in our sector, Forest Products Association of Canada is disappointed in this outcome and strongly believes that these duties are completely unjustified and represent a costly and losing proposition […]

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FPAC APPLAUDS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ON THE SIGNING OF THE COMPREHENSIVE AND PROGRESSIVE AGREEMENT FOR TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP (CPTPP)

March 8, 2018 Press Releases No comments

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauds the Canadian government, and in particular Minister Champagne, on the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. This agreement will benefit the Canadian forest products industry by eliminating tariffs, as […]

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FPAC LENDS SUPPORT TO PRIVATE MEMBER’S BILL AIMED AT MAKING WOOD THE BUILDING MATERIAL OF CHOICE FOR FEDERALLY PROCURED PROJECTS

March 1, 2018 Press Releases No comments

Forest Products Association of Canada CEO Derek Nighbor addressed the Standing Committee on Natural Resources today in support of South Okanagan–West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings’ private members Bill C-354 that would require the federal government to make wood the building material of choice for government projects. “In passing this bill, the government will send a […]

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BUDGET 2018 HELPS SUPPORT FOREST SECTOR PRIORITIES ON: ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE; SKILLS TRAINING AND EXPANDING TRADE

February 27, 2018 Press Releases No comments

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) sees some encouraging opportunities for Canada’s forest products sector in today’s federal budget including measures to support our transition to a low carbon economy, skills training, and expanding trade. In the budget tabled today by Finance Minister Bill Morneau entitled “Equality & Growth a Strong Middle Class”, he earmarked: […]

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