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YOUNG CANADIAN RESEARCHER CHOSEN TO VIE FOR GLOBAL INNOVATION AWARD

November 29, 2016 Press Releases No comments

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased to announce that a PHD graduate from McGill University, Goeun Sim, has been chosen as the Canadian finalist for the global Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award, based on her exciting and environmentally leading proposal to advance innovation in the forest products sector. Dr. Sim’s research […]

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FPAC RESPONSE TO U.S. ACTION ON SOFTWOOD LUMBER

November 25, 2016 Press Releases No comments

November 25, 2016 OTTAWA: The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) intends to work closely with the federal government to ensure that our industry from coast to coast is vigorously defended in the wake of the U.S. trade action against Canadian softwood lumber. Canadian softwood lumber exports to the United States benefit the economies of […]

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FOREST INDUSTRY APPLAUDS GOVERNMENT FOR ACTION TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION

November 3, 2016 Press Releases No comments

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) welcomes the commitment of Transport Minister, Marc Garneau, to bring in concrete measures aimed at improving Canada’s transportation system. Garneau outlined the government’s “Transportation 2030” plans today in Montreal. The Minister promised to introduce legislation in the spring of next year (2017) to address concerns about adequate service, […]

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FOREST INDUSTRY APPLAUDS GOVERNMENT’S COMMITMENT TO TRADE INFRASTRUCTURE

November 1, 2016 Press Releases No comments

November 1, 2016-OTTAWA: The forest products industry is pleased that today’s fiscal update underscored the importance of better trade infrastructure and “corridors” to service global markets as a means to help grow the economy and support middle class jobs. In his economic update to the House of Commons, the Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, announced […]

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FOREST SECTOR SEEKS FEDERAL PARTNERSHIP TO SUPPORT INNOVATION, JOBS & ENVIRONMENT

October 26, 2016 Press Releases No comments

The Canadian forest products industry is asking for a formal partnership with the federal government to further the sector’s ongoing transformation and contributions to the government’s agenda, including combatting climate change and supporting middle class jobs. The CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), Derek Nighbor, appeared today before the Finance Committee of […]

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ABORIGINAL COMPANY FROM B.C. HONOURED BY FOREST INDUSTRY

October 20, 2016 Press Releases No comments

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) today presented the 2016 Aboriginal Business Leadership Award to Chilcotin Plateau Enterprise Ltd. (CPE) owned by the Toosey Indian Band. The award was presented to Chilcotin’s Forestry & Economic Development Manager, Craig Kennedy, at the 2016 Aboriginal Economic Development Corporation […]

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National Forest Week celebrates industry’s job and environment trend-setting initiatives

September 19, 2016 Press Releases No comments

National Forest Week September 18-24, 2016 The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) says the industry will mark National Forest Week by celebrating the industry’s huge impact on the economy and jobs, contributions to tackling climate change and sustainable forest practices. Derek Nighbor, FPAC’s CEO, announced today that the association will highlight these contributions during […]

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LAUNCH OF ABORIGINAL BUSINESS AWARD FOR FOREST INDUSTRY

September 8, 2016 Press Releases No comments

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) today announced that nominations are open for the 2016 Aboriginal Business Leadership Award. The $5,000 award recognizes and celebrates First Nations entrepreneurs for their success in a forest products business that exemplifies business leadership, exceptional environmental and safety performance and […]

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