Forest Products Association of Canada

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Derek Nighbor, President and CEO, FPAC

FPAC CEO: Reflections from an Asian trade trip

November 28, 2016 Tree Talk Blog

Every year the Government of British Columbia leads a delegation to Japan and China in an effort to support and grow the market for BC wood products.  I appreciate the opportunity to join BC Minister of Forests Steve Thomson and representatives from Natural Resources Canada, BC forest products associations and industry leaders on this year’s […]

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Remembering the Canadian Forestry Corps

November 11, 2016 Tree Talk Blog

By Derek Nighbor, CEO, Forest Products Association of Canada November 11th marks Remembrance Day, a time to remember those who have served in the armed forces—including a little known group called the Canadian Forestry Corps. It is somewhat fitting that this Corps served in Europe—after all, the roots of the Canadian forest products industry as […]

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Robert Larocque Photo


May 20, 2016 Tree Talk Blog

By Robert Larocque, Vice President, Climate Change, Environment, and Labour, FPAC Canada’s forest products industry has just become the first sector to announce how it intends to help Canada reach its ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in the fight against climate change. I feel extraordinarily proud of our sector’s leadership in addressing climate […]

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Derek Nighbor, President and CEO, FPAC

Why I Am Proud to Join Canada’s Forest Industry

April 5, 2016 Tree Talk Blog

By Derek Nighbor, CEO Forest Products Association of Canada. I have long had a close attachment to the forest industry. Growing up as I did in the Ottawa Valley, forestry was a big part of our community.  From the plants throughout Pembroke, such as McMillan Bathurst, Canada Veneer, Eddy Match and the Canadian Splint to […]

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Finding my roots in the forest industry

March 14, 2016 Tree Talk Blog

by Shayna Mason, Registered Forester In Training, University of Alberta Graduate How is it that a person can grow up in a small city, whose economic stability is reliant on forestry, and have no idea what a forester is or what they do? I am not exactly sure how I did it but somehow I […]

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