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 Nancy Tupper, Economic Analyst, FPAC
India is undergoing a remarkable transformation. As an economic analyst, I am struck by the potential for India to change the dynamics of trade for the Canadian forest products sector. The question is how to penetrate this rapidly emerging market, and understand the realities that are making up the modern face of India.
-- by David Lindsay, President and CEO, FPAC
Autumn was certainly a busy time for all the staff at the Forest Products Association of Canada.
by JP Gladu, President and CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
I’m proud to say that I have always had a deep connection to the forest.
by David Lindsay, President and CEO, FPAC
Remembrance Day 2014 at the Cenotaph in Ottawa was one of the most poignant in recent memory.
by Richard Garneau, President and CEO, Resolute Forest Products
Last month in Toronto, I attended the Clean50 Summit. I was lucky enough to attend the Summit as one of 50 individuals named to Canada’s 2015 Clean50, which “recognizes leaders who have made the greatest contributions to sustainable development or clean capitalism in Canada”.
David Lindsay, President and CEO