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.

What to expect at PaperWeek 2015 in Montreal

January 30 2015

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.

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The Bio-Economy: An Exciting Future for the Forest Products Industry

January 26 2015

​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. 

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Enhancing Our Outreach to Aboriginal Communities

January 05 2015

-- 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.

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The Growing Potential of India

December 09 2014

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.

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Our Busy Fall

November 27 2014

​-- by David Lindsay, President and CEO, FPAC

Autumn was certainly a busy time for all the staff at the Forest Products Association of Canada. 

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