Forest Products Association of Canada

Press Releases

FPAC Calls on First Ministers to Invest in Future of the Forestry Industry

January 10, 2008 Press Releases

Following today’s announcement by the Prime Minister, the head of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) called on the First Ministers to use their meeting Friday to develop a plan to invest in the future of the forest products industry, and the over 300,000 jobs and 300 communities that it supports. While FPAC welcomed the government’s assistance to workers and communities who have been harmed by the high dollar, it noted that a vibrant and competitive industry is the best path to economic prosperity for workers and communities.

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FPAC Praises Move by MPs to Examine Forestry Industry’s Challenges

December 11, 2007 Press Releases

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauded today the decision by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources to undertake an intensive study that focuses on the unique opportunities and challenges facing the forest products industry. This comes less than a week after Avrim Lazar, FPAC chief executive and president, issued such a request to MPs on the Standing Committee of Industry, Science and Technology during testimony dealing with the impact of a stronger Canadian dollar.

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Forest Industry Head Calls on Parliament to Undertake Forest Products Industry Study

December 5, 2007 Press Releases

Even though global demand for forest products is strong and Canada has the resources to meet this need, Canadians are losing out as mills shut down in the face of unprecedented competitive stresses for the forestry industry. As a result, the head of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has called on MPs to follow the lead set by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology and launch an intensive study that focuses on the unique opportunities and challenges facing the forest products industry, which is Canada’s largest exporter of goods.

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Forest Product Industry Challenges Bank of Canada’s Passivity on Canadian Dollar

November 22, 2007 Press Releases

Highlighting the impact on manufacturing of the Canadian dollar’s record setting flight over recent months, the head of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) urged the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance to recommend that the federal government and Bank of Canada show stronger leadership in addressing the unprecedented and unchecked rise of the Canadian dollar.

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