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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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FOREST INDUSTRY APPLAUDS GOVERNMENT’S SOFTWOOD LUMBER TASK FORCE

February 22, 2017 Press Releases No comments

February 22, 2017 – OTTAWA: Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased that the Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, has launched the creation of a federal-provincial task force on softwood lumber. “A Team Canada approach is critical for our industry”, said Derek Nighbor, CEO of Forest Products Association of Canada. “These […]

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CANADA GROWS ON TREES: CELEBRATING CANADA’S 150th

February 2, 2017 Press Releases No comments

Canada grows on trees. And as Canadians gear up to celebrate our nation’s birthday on July 1st Forest Products Association of Canada will be counting down 150 days by sharing 150 daily facts about our industry on Facebook and Twitter. The forest sector has played a vital role in Canada’s history since before Confederation and […]

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DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA AND FORESTRY LEADERS LAUNCH INNOVATIVE COLLABORATION ON BOREAL FOREST WETLAND CONSERVATION

January 12, 2017 Press Releases No comments

Wetlands and waterfowl in Canada’s boreal forest will be the beneficiaries of a new program launched by Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and forestry sector leaders. The partnership is a visionary approach to sharing knowledge and resources to advance sustainable forest management and wetland stewardship in the boreal forest, an area that offers one of the […]

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FOREST INDUSTRY APPLAUDS PRE-BUDGET REPORT AS GOOD FOR SECTOR INNOVATION

December 8, 2016 Press Releases No comments

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased that the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance has put forward recommendations that will help support forest sector innovation and transformation. The committee tabled its pre-budget report yesterday. It recommends that the Government of Canada strengthen its commitment to Canada’s forestry sector including support for the […]

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