Forest Products Association of Canada

Archives for the ‘Press Releases’ category - 2020

New Agreement Further Erodes the Working Forest

February 21, 2020 Press Releases No comments

(Vancouver) – BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) President and CEO Susan Yurkovich and Forest Products Association of Canada President and CEO Derek Nighbor issued a joint statement in response to the announcement today that the Intergovernmental Partnership Agreement for the Conservation of the Central Group of the Southern Mountain Caribou has been signed. “The […]

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FPAC Joins National Groups in Calling on Federal Government to Bring Peaceful End to Illegal Blockades

February 18, 2020 Press Releases No comments

February 18, 2020 The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada Prime Minister’s Office 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A3 RE: Infrastructure Blockades Damaging Canadian Economy Dear Prime Minister: As you are aware, the ongoing rail and other infrastructure blockades taking place in various parts of the country are creating severe […]

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CANADA’S FOREST PRODUCTS SECTOR ISSUES MEDIA STATEMENT ON RAIL NETWORK CLOSURES : CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS AND OPERATIONS FACING SERIOUS RISKS

February 13, 2020 Press Releases No comments

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) issued a statement today signalling the sector’s serious concern over disruptions to Canada’s rail transport system.   “Canada’s forest products sector generates over $73 billion in annual economic activity, ships to 180 countries around the world, and is responsible for 10% of the total tonnage moved along Canada’s railway […]

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CANADA’S FOREST SECTOR LOOKS FORWARD TO GLOBE 2020: FOREST PRODUCTS WILL HELP DRIVE THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

February 10, 2020 Press Releases No comments

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is in Vancouver this week to participate in Globe 2020 and an international discussion about the circular economy and the critical role that Canada’s forests and forestry workers are ready to play.   “As thought leaders gather in Vancouver this week, the planet is seized with an urgency to […]

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CANADA’S FOREST SECTOR EMBRACES NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

February 5, 2020 Press Releases No comments

As delegates gather in Ottawa  to attend Nature Canada’s climate solutions summit, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and Forests Ontario issued a joint statement signalling the support of Canada’s renewable forest sector to advance nature-based solutions to help fight climate change.   “Sustainable forest management and Canadian-made forest products help us reduce greenhouse gas […]

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FPAC LAUNCHES ANNUAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE PROGRAM

February 3, 2020 Press Releases No comments

Earlier today, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) launched its third annual Awards of Excellence initiative in Ottawa.  The program is intended to recognize and celebrate the men and women who have made special contributions to strengthen Canada’s forest products sector and our forestry communities.   Each year, FPAC issues a call for nominations so […]

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CANADA’S FOREST SECTOR SUPPORTS SWIFT PASSAGE OF CUSMA

January 29, 2020 Press Releases No comments

Earlier today in the House of Commons, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, tabled a motion bringing Canada closer to an updated North American free trade agreement with the Canada, U.S., Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauds this effort to provide clarity for Canadian businesses and exporters. “Canada’s […]

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Budget 2020: Opportunity to keep Canada’s forestry workers working while advancing forest health and fighting climate change

January 27, 2020 Press Releases No comments

January 27, 2020   The Honourable Bill Morneau Department of Finance Canada   Re: Budget 2020: Opportunity to keep Canada’s forestry workers working while advancing forest health and fighting climate change   Dear Minister:   Sustainable forest management and Canadian-made forest products provide solutions to some of the biggest issues facing our country today including […]

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