Forest Products Association of Canada

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Where we’ve come and where we’re going

July 10, 2015 Op Eds

The following is a speech given by David Lindsay, President and CEO of FPAC, at the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers, in Thunder Bay. Minister thank you for that introduction and good morning to all. I am very pleased to be here on behalf of the Forest Products Association of Canada. I’ve been asked to […]

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Canada’s forest products industry: an environmental leader

March 20, 2015 Op Eds

By David Lindsay, President and CEO, Forest Products Association of Canada

As we approach the United Nations International Day of Forests (on March 21st), Canadians can feel proud that its forest products industry has become a world leader in environmental credentials.  For an industry that was admittedly once an environmental offender, the past few decades have been a remarkable journey.

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Rail Transportation Key to Forest Industry’s Future Growth and Prosperity

March 17, 2015 Op Eds

by Jean Francois Larue, Chief Economist, FPAC

The forest products industry accounted for 12% of Canada’s manufacturing GDP in 2013 but, more importantly, the industry provides high paid employment across more than 200 forest dependent communities across the country.  The Industries’ sales were $58 billion including about $30 billion in exports to 180 countries across the globe.  The main destinations for those products were the United States, numerous countries in Asia, and the European Union.

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