December 30 2010, Ottawa, ON
Recognized globally for its unmatched environmental leadership, Canada’s forest products industry is entering the International Year of Forests with a return to profitability and a growing demand for its lumber, pulp and specialized papers produced from well-managed forests. The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness of sustainable forest management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.
December 08 2010, OTTAWA
Thirteen CEOs from companies belonging to the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) held a pre-budget meeting with the Minister of Finance, Jim Flaherty, yesterday in Ottawa. The meeting provided an informal opportunity for industry leaders and the Minister to discuss the Government’s priorities for the economy and for the CEOs to provide the Minister with a vision for the forestry products industry as it emerges from the recent recession and continues to transform itself into a green and innovative player in the bio-economy.
December 06 2010, OTTAWA
The Chairman of the Board of the Forest Products Association of Canada, Jim Lopez, today announced that Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. has become the newest member of FPAC and the latest signatory to the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA). The association is the voice of Canada’s wood, pulp and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade and environmental affairs.
November 19 2010, OTTAWA
“The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) welcomes this report on “Building a Green Economy in the Boreal Forest”, said Avrim Lazar, President and C.E.O. of FPAC. “FPAC is partnering with Greenpeace and other environmental organizations in the historic Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement which signifies a new era of joint leadership in the Boreal Forest. The goal remains a better protected, more sustainably managed Boreal Forest and a stronger more competitive forest industry.”
October 25 2010, OTTAWA, Ontario
FPAC BUDGET 2011 RECOMMENDATIONS:
http://www.fpac.ca/publications/10_25_2010_Forest Product Industry submission_FINAL.pdf
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) commends the government for its strong stewardship through a difficult economic period and urges it to build on Canada’s solid position by strategically setting business conditions that would help the industry become greener, more competitive and an innovative contributor to the bio-economy.