In many ways the story of the forest products industry is the story of Canada; a proud past carved out of the wilderness and a promising future of innovation. Economics and engineering, history and human interest; the forest sector has something for everyone. Through this blog I hope to share some of those stories. From the tree seedlings in the nursery to the cut lumber used to build homes; from the chemicals in individual cells of trees to the medicines and cosmetics they become, there are amazing stories of science and innovation. The forest is a green renewable resource and the forest sector has an important contribution to make to the sustainable development of Canada and the global economy.
I hope you will become a regular reader of the President’s Blog and you will share your thoughts and engage in the dialogue about where forestry has come and where it is going. I’ll tell you what I’m thinking and I hope you will tell me what you are thinking about one of the most storied and interesting industries in the Canadian economy.
by Etienne Belanger, Director of Forestry, FPAC
I’d like to go through some of the different terms that are often mis-used or used interchangeably when talking about forests.
by David Lindsay, President and CEO, FPAC
I had the great pleasure to participate in a panel discussion titled “Rightsizing the Transportation System: Meeting the Needs of the 21st Century” in Ottawa recently.
By Yvon Pelletier, President of Fortress Paper – Dissolving Pulp; Program Chairman of PaperWeek Canada 2015
PaperWeek Canada is the preeminent annual conference and tradeshow for the Canadian pulp, paper and forest products industry.
by Catherine Cobden, Executive Vice-President, FPAC
As we enter 2015, there is little doubt that you will be hearing more and more about the bio-economy.
-- by David Lindsay, President and CEO, FPAC
There was an Aboriginal theme to our work around FPAC over the past few weeks as 2014 came to a close. We presented two Aboriginal awards and staff engaged in a very informative Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training session in the office.
David Lindsay, President and CEO