Forest Products Association of Canada

Press Releases


Rail Monopoly Costs Forest Products Industry $280 Million Per Year

May 2, 2007 Press Releases

Avrim Lazar, President and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) will address the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications today as part of its study of Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and the Railway Safety Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.  He will call for an increase in competition within the railway freight system and new measures to provide shippers with the means to challenge unreasonable costs imposed by the railways.

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Forest Products Industry Puts Government on Notice; Calls for Early Action on Climate Change

April 24, 2007 Press Releases

Avrim Lazar, President and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) will address the Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources today as part of its study of Bill C-288, An Act to ensure Canada meets its global climate change obligations under the Kyoto Protocol. He will call on the government to use 1990 as its base year for calculation of emissions reductions because anything less sends a message to good corporate citizens that environmental responsibility is not recognized and is indeed penalized by making it more advantageous to wait for regulation.

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