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FOREST SECTOR WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR JOBS AND COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY ADDITIONAL DUTIES

June 27, 2017 Press Releases No comments

The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced preliminary anti-dumping duties on Canadian softwood lumber. The duties, a response to a petition filed by the Committee Overseeing Action for Lumber International Trade Investigations or Negotiations (COALITION), are set at as follows: “Canfor 7.72 percent; Tolko 7.53 percent; West Fraser 6.76 percent and Resolute 4.59 percent. Other […]

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FPAC WELCOMES LOW-CARBON ECONOMY FUND ANNOUNCEMENT

June 16, 2017 Press Releases No comments

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) supports the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, and her government’s $2 billion in federal funds over the next 5 years for the Low Carbon Economy Fund.  Details are as follows: An envelope of $1.4 billion will be available to support the leadership commitments from […]

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FOREST INDUSTRY APPLAUDS GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE TO SOFTWOOD DUTIES

June 1, 2017 Press Releases No comments

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased that the Government of Canada has launched initiatives to ensure the forest sector remains competitive in the face of the unwarranted duties implemented by the U.S. on softwood lumber. “We appreciate that the federal government is standing tall for Canadian forestry communities by launching a comprehensive package […]

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EACOM JOINS FOREST PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

May 29, 2017 Press Releases No comments

Forest Products Association of Canada is pleased to announce that EACOM Timber Corporation has become a member of the association. Established in 2008, EACOM is a major wood products company in Eastern Canada. Its operations include the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of lumber and wood-based value-added products, and the management of forest resources. “EACOM’s commitment […]

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Bioeconomy proponents welcome SuperCluster program details

May 25, 2017 Press Releases No comments

Proponents leading the development of a bioeconomy supercluster welcome the federal government’s launch of the Innovation Superclusters Initiative. Such superclusters will help specific high potential Canadian economic strengths to advance technical platforms to enhance their world leadership position. The Canadian bioeconomy covers a wide range of Canadian traditional and non-traditional bio-sourced industrial sectors that employ more […]

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FOREST SECTOR WELCOMES NEW FEDERAL RAIL LEGISLATION

May 16, 2017 Press Releases No comments

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) welcomes the new transportation legislation tabled by Transport Minister Marc Garneau today. CEO Derek Nighbor says the government understands that a more competitive and efficient transportation system is critical for Canada’s forestry dependant communities. The legislation tabled by Minister Garneau today would promote transparency, system efficiency, and strong […]

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FOREST SECTOR WILL FIGHT FOR JOBS AND COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY U.S. DUTIES

April 25, 2017 Press Releases No comments

April 25, 2017-OTTAWA: The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced preliminary countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber. The duties, a response to a petition filed by the Committee Overseeing Action for Lumber International Trade Investigations or Negotiations (COALITION), are set at: West Fraser 24.12%, Canfor 20.26%, Tolko 19.5%, Resolute 12.82%, JD Irving 3.02%, and 19.88% […]

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FOREST SECTOR SEES SOME OPPORTUNITIES IN FEDERAL BUDGET

March 22, 2017 Press Releases No comments

March 22, 2017-OTTAWA: Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) sees some opportunities for Canada’s forest products sector in today’s federal budget. In the budget tabled by Finance Minister Bill Morneau today, he earmarked: $1.8 billion to support clean technology. It is critical that the forest products sector is central to the government’s clean tech strategy. […]

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FOREST SECTOR PARTNERS WITH FEDERATION OF CANADIAN MUNICIPALITIES

March 15, 2017 Press Releases No comments

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has become Corporate Partner of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to help advance shared priorities in the areas of economic growth, innovation and sustainable land-use management. “In many rural and northern communities across Canada the forest sector is a critical driver of the local economy” says FPAC […]

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