Forest Products Association of Canada

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RESOURCE ECONOMY NEEDS RIGHT-SIZED TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

March 7, 2014 Press Releases No comments

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is calling for enhanced shipping capacity and a “right-sized” transportation infrastructure to ensure all sectors can get their goods to market to support jobs and growth.
In response to today’s announcement by the federal government about short term measures to help farmers transport their grain, FPAC is calling for a broader long-term fix to ensure Canada’s reputation as a reliable supplier of goods.
“The forest products industry is one of the sectors now facing downtime and lost revenue because of the lack of an adequate transportation system in this country,” says the President and CEO of FPAC, David Lindsay. “Canada’s prosperity depends on exports yet we often can’t ship our products to market in a timely fashion.”

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BUDGET IS WELCOME BOOST FOR FOREST INDUSTRY TRANSFORMATION

February 11, 2014 Press Releases No comments

February 11, 2014 -OTTAWA: The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) appreciates  the additional support for innovation and sector transformation in today’s federal budget as a way to create jobs and solidify Canada’s reputation as a world leader in developing cutting-edge products from wood fibre. 

The ”Creating Jobs and Opportunities” budget from the federal Minister of Finance, Jim Flaherty, includes an additional $90.4 million  over four years for the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program that has already helped Canadian forest product companies develop world-first innovations.

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