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Sustainable Forest Management Will Help Drive Our Net Zero Future

March 19, 2021 Op Eds No comments

By Derek Nighbor | President and CEO, Forest Products Association of Canada Governments and stakeholders agree that we must urgently work together to build our net zero carbon future. The cost of inaction is simply far too great.  The sooner we act, the more effectively we can reduce the risks and protect the health and […]

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February 3, 2021 Op Eds No comments

Earlier today, Forest Products Association of Canada President and CEO Derek Nighbor joined partners from across Ontario’s forestry value chain at the Forests Ontario annual conference, which is taking place virtually through February 5. This year’s event is themed Growing our Future and provides landowners, forestry professionals, students, and educators, and those passionate about Ontario’s […]

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Leaning in by leading the way: Canada’s forest Sector embraces UN Sustainable Development Goals and WEF’s 2020 core focus on fighting climate change

January 21, 2020 Op Eds No comments

As political and business leaders descend on Davos-Klosters (Switzerland) for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, issues related to climate change are looming larger than normal over this year’s gathering. It’s not just the official theme of “Stakeholders for a cohesive and sustainable world” that has set the tone so succinctly. It’s the […]

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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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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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September 24, 2018 Op Eds No comments

About one-third or roughly 3.5 million square kilometres of our country is made up of forest, more than nearly any other country on earth. National Forest Week (September 23-29) provides an opportunity to recognize how Canada’s forest sector has become an international model for sustainable forest management, conservation, and fighting climate change – not to […]

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