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Canada’s Forest Sector Pays Tribute to a Global Forest Industry Champion

June 12, 2019 Press Releases No comments

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) President and CEO Derek Nighbor issued the following statement today in tribute to Sylvain Lhôte, Director General of FPAC’s European counterpart, the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI). Lhôte passed away suddenly and unexpectedly last week.  His celebration of life will be held in Brussels tomorrow.   “Our global […]

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CANADA’S FOREST PRODUCTS SECTOR RESPONDS TO LAUNCH OF FSC’S NEW CERTIFICATION STANDARD

June 3, 2019 Press Releases No comments

Earlier today, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) formally released its new National Forest Stewardship Standard for Canada. Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) embraces third party certification and participated in FSC’s consultation process which was used to develop the new requirements. Today’s announcement marks the end of FSC’s multi-year consultation process with a number of […]

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FORESTRY AND FOREST PRODUCTS SECTOR RELEASES GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRESS REPORT

May 17, 2019 Press Releases No comments

The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) launched its 2019 Sustainability Progress Report and issued its Global CEO Leadership Statement 2.0, which includes seven key areas that the forestry and forest products sector will collectively tackle for a more sustainable world.   The sector will continue to deliver progress across its represented regions […]

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CD HOWE REPORT EXPLORES THE FUTURE OF CANADA’S FOREST PRODUCTS SECTOR

May 15, 2019 Press Releases No comments

Earlier today, the C.D. Howe Institute released a new report entitled: “Branching out: How Canada’s Forest Products Sector is Reshaping its Future”.  The study explores current industry trends and advancements that Canada’s forest products sector has made in the face of growing business challenges.  It also provides a number of recommendations, which would enable the […]

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CANADA’S FOREST SECTOR CELEBRATES ITS BEST AND BRIGHTEST IN VANCOUVER

May 9, 2019 Press Releases No comments

Earlier today, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) hosted its annual Awards of Excellence luncheon in Vancouver where it recognized individual and group contributions that are making a difference and taking the industry into the future. FPAC hosts this annual event to recognize excellence in the sector and to honour the achievements of our workers […]

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FPAC Welcomes Agency Decision on Supply Chain Congestion Issues

April 16, 2019 Press Releases No comments

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) welcomes the Canadian Transportation Agency’s recent findings around rail service delivery in the Vancouver corridor. Canada’s forest products sector relies on an efficient and reliable transportation system to move its products throughout Canada and to global markets. Over the past two years, system congestion through the Lower Mainland of […]

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Canada’s Forest Sector Applauds Investments in Skills and Innovation

March 19, 2019 Press Releases No comments

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauds the federal government’s commitment to skills development and innovation in Canada’s forest products sector. Today’s budget commits more than $250M in funding to bolster Canada’s forest products industry, which employs more than 230,000 Canadians. “Today the government signaled that it recognizes and supports the transformation taking place in […]

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Forest Sector Pays Tribute to Victim of Ethiopian Plane Crash

March 11, 2019 Press Releases No comments

Forest Products Association of Canada President and CEO Derek Nighbor issued the following statement today upon learning that Peter deMarsh, a life-long advocate of the Canadian forest sector and woodlot owners, was among those who perished in Sunday’s crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane: “The forestry community lost an incredible man this weekend.  Peter dedicated […]

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