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.

Accountability and Transparency in Canada’s Forests

April 27 2015

by Wynet Smith, Executive Director, Global Forest Watch Canada

I recently participated in the Public Policy Forum’s Future of Forestry event held on March 27, 2015 in Ottawa.

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University Researchers – a Big Boost for Innovation

April 13 2015

By Gurminder Minhas, Managing Director, Performance BioFilaments

Canada's forest products sector is transforming and becoming more innovative―it's moving towards extracting more value from every tree in the form of bio-energy, bio-chemicals and other bio-materials.  Canada is in an international race to produce these products and one of our key competitive advantages is our robust innovation system that includes the exciting research and development being undertaken by the academic sector.

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#FutureofForestry: Sustainable Solutions

March 23 2015

by Anne Giardini, forest sector leader: former Canadian CEO of Weyerhaeuser

I will be speaking at a Public Policy Forum event to be held on March 27 entitled the Future of Forestry: Sustainable Solutions.

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Who works in the forest industry?  Amazing people, that’s who!

March 16 2015

​by Paul Lansbergen, Vice President, Regulations and Partnerships, Corp Secretary, FPAC

Have you ever paused to think of why you work where you do?  Or about the people you work with and why they are there too? 

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A Forester Thinking About Forests: How We Ensure Forests Are There For Future Generations

February 23 2015

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.

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