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 efforts through this collaboration with federal and provincial governments are critical to continued innovation, market diversification and strengthening of rural and northern communities.”

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FPAC provides a voice for Canada’s wood, pulp, and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. The $65-billion-a-year forest products industry represents 2% of Canada’s GDP and is one of Canada’s largest employers operating in hundreds of communities and providing 230,000 direct jobs across the country.

For more information contact:

Richard Walker
Senior Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Forest Products Association of Canada
rwalker@fpac.ca 613-563-1441 x 318
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