President's Blog

Welcome to “President’s Blog”

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.

Celebrating Aboriginal Participation in a Revitalized Forest Sector

November 19 2014

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.

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Forestry, First Nations and Soldiers

November 12 2014

​by David Lindsay, President and CEO, FPAC

Remembrance Day 2014 at the Cenotaph in Ottawa was one of the most poignant in recent memory. 

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Sustainability, a Resolute priority

November 10 2014

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”.

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Expect Us in the Unexpected:  Taking our Innovation Message to Parliament Hill

October 27 2014

by David Lindsay, President and CEO, FPAC ​A console from a Ford Lincoln; an Indian sari; 3D printing.  These were just some of the items made from wood fibre that we displayed at a recent reception on Parliament Hill.

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Taking Our Cue from Nature

October 07 2014

by Diane Roddy, B.Sc.F., R.P.F Coordinator, CBFA National Working Group 1 (Leading forestry practices)

Ecosystem based management is about the forest industry taking its cue from nature. 

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