Forest Products Association of Canada

Archives for the ‘Press Releases’ category - 2020

CANADA’S FOREST SECTOR SEEKS SUPPORT TO WEATHER THE COVID-19 STORM: FPAC SHARES WITH MPS OPTIMISM FOR THE FUTURE DESPITE CURRENT CHALLENGES

April 17, 2020 Press Releases No comments

Earlier today, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) President and CEO appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance to share with MPs how Canada’s forest sector and workers are managing through the current COVID-19 crisis. He also presented to the Committee ideas on how the industry and government can work together to […]

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INDUSTRY GROUPS COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT CANADA’S FOOD BANKS

April 9, 2020 Press Releases No comments

In an effort to bolster support for Canadian families in need, 18 national and regional industry associations and partners came together today to donate a total of $36,000 to the Ottawa Food Bank, Food Banks Canada, and to food banks across the country – and they have challenged other industry groups to do the same. […]

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CANADA’S FOREST PRODUCTS SECTOR EMBRACES ESSENTIAL SERVICE DESIGNATION

April 2, 2020 Press Releases No comments

Today, the federal government moved to recognize that Canada’s forest products sector and its workers provide essential products and services to Canadians. Earlier this week, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) President and CEO Derek Nighbor called on the federal government to bring clarity to this issue given the confusing patchwork of measures that are […]

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Declaring Forest Products Sector as ‘Essential and Critical Infrastructure’ During the COVID-19 Crisis

March 24, 2020 Press Releases No comments

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 Justin.Trudeau@parl.gc.ca March 20, 2020 RE: Declaring Forest Products Sector as ‘Essential and Critical Infrastructure’ During the COVID-19 Crisis Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, Let me begin by commending you and your government for […]

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CANADA’S FOREST SECTOR SUPPORTS EFFORTS TO ADDRESS NATIONAL TRUCK DRIVER SHORTAGE

March 11, 2020 Press Releases No comments

Earlier today, Trucking HR Canada released a Labour Market Information (LMI) report entitled: The Road Ahead: Addressing Canada’s Trucking and Logistics Industry Labour Shortage. This is a vital step forward in addressing the ongoing truck driver shortage, as it provides a comprehensive look at the challenges facing the trucking and logistics workforce in Canada.   […]

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CANADA’S FOREST SECTOR PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR THE #CELEBRATECITIZENSHIP CHALLENGE: FORESTRY LEADERS ENCOURAGE ALL TO ATTEND A CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY

March 4, 2020 Press Releases No comments

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Wood Council (CWC) have joined forces in support of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) #CelebrateCitizenship Challenge  – encouraging business leaders and employers across Canada to provide employees with paid time off to attend their citizenship ceremonies – as a step towards a more open, diverse, […]

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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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