Forest Products Association of Canada

Press Releases

Forest Products Industry Applauds Federal Government Action on Mountain Pine Beetle

March 23, 2007 Press Releases

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) today commended the Government of Canada on the announcement of measures to combat the spread of mountain pine beetle as it tracks eastward across Canada. The $25 million fund will assist in activities related to salvaging of infested trees, removal of pine forests suitable for beetle infestation and breeding and the completion of geographic maps to better target the beetle spread threat.

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Forest Products Industry Urges Government to Learn from its Experience

February 27, 2007 Press Releases

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) today called on the federal government to recognize three policy imperatives essential for keeping jobs in Canada while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Since 1990, FPAC members have not only reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by 44% (7 times Kyoto baseline targets), they have done so while increasing production by 20%, improving intensity per tonne of output by 54%, improving air quality by 60%, and they are ready to do more with the creation of intelligent regulations and a tax regime that supports industry re-tooling.

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Forest Products Industry Urges Opposition to Support Back to Work Legislation

February 23, 2007 Press Releases

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) today welcomed the government’s initiative to introduce back to work legislation to bring to an end the ongoing strike by CN’s freight conductors and switching yard employees. The industry also called on the opposition parties to recognize the significant impact the strike has already had on Canada’s economy and support the legislation.

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