Forest Products Association of Canada

Archives for the ‘Advocacy’ category - 2019

Canadians need reliable rail service

November 26, 2019 Op Eds No comments

The CN Rail strike is only a week old, but its impacts are already being felt in communities across Canada.   TD Economics estimates that this dispute could cost the Canadian economy more than 2.2 billion if it continues to November 30th.   While CN rail service is suspended, Canadian farmers, foresters, miners, and manufacturers have […]

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The Search for Canada’s Greenest Workforce

November 13, 2019 Op Eds No comments

Ann Evans, Chief Financial & Operating Officer, Canadian Kraft Paper Industries; Board of Directors, Forest Products Association of Canada Canada’s forest industry has come a long way from the iconic lumberjack. Today, men and women of all ages and from different backgrounds are now powering today’s forest products sector with skills that run from biology […]

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Climate Change is a Call to Action for Canada’s Forestry Industry

October 5, 2019 Op Eds No comments

Climate change and the environment are now among the top issues for Canadians during a federal election campaign. The Angus Reid Institute recently reported that nearly 70 per cent of Canadians say climate change should be a top priority for the next federal government. Shortly before the election period began, the Canadian Council of Forest […]

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Final Cut: Canada leads in forest certification

August 23, 2019 Op Eds No comments

By Derek Nighbor – President and CEO, Forest Products Association of Canada Forestry has long been foundational in the history, economy, and culture of Canada. More recently, it has figured prominently in what is fast becoming a global “cri de coeur” for environmental leadership and action on climate change. This past December, Canada’s forest sector […]

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Request for Proposal – Strategic Communications – Canada’s Greenest Workforce

July 10, 2019 Advocacy No comments

FPAC is currently seeking strategic communications support to promote and increase users to its recently enhanced online job-matching tool. (Canada’s Greenest Workforce In issuing this Request for Proposal (RFP), FPAC intends to develop a short list of potential vendors for this project. Following oral presentations (if required) and reference checks, a preferred vendor will […]

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May 15, 2019 Advocacy No comments

Canada’s first national Bioeconomy Strategy, released today by Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, reflects the views of more than 400 industry representatives from across the country. The Strategy recommends action on four key priority areas identified in foundational work by the Advisory Council on Economic Growth, the Economic Sector Strategy Tables, and Canada’s forestry ministers. These priority […]

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Standing Tall with Canada’s Forest Workers on International Day of Forests

March 21, 2019 Op Eds No comments

By Derek Nighbor – President and CEO, Forest Products Association of Canada   March 21 is International Day of Forests, as declared by the United Nations. It is a time for us to celebrate our forestry families, forestry communities, and our country’s world-leading approach to how we manage our forests – one of our country’s […]

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February 20, 2019 Op Eds No comments

by Derek Nighbor, president & CEO Forest Products Association of Canada The transformation that is happening in Canada’s forest products sector is not limited to the new technologies we see in our forests and at our mills, nor in the new global markets we are reaching.  It is also reflected in the changing face of our workforce. […]

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