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 both countries and we want to see an outcome that provides fair access for Canadian producers and American consumers alike.

As we work with the federal government to defend our industry, this is a reminder of the importance of innovation to the future of Canada’s forest products sector and the need to diversify our export markets and products.

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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:

Fiona McDonald
Communications Coordinator
Forest Products Association of Canada
fmcdonald@fpac.ca 613-563-1441 x 318
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