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Canada’s Forest Sector Responds To Federal Budget 2021: Forestry In Unique Position To Help Government Deliver On Environment And Economy: Nighbor

April 19, 2021 Press Releases No comments

Earlier today, Canada’s Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, tabled the federal government’s 2021 budget. Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) recognizes that this budget comes at a critical time when we all need to come together to keep people safe, get more Canadians working, and kickstart a lasting economic recovery that leaves no […]

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Statement from FPAC President and CEO Derek Nighbor on the Conservative Party of Canada’s Climate Plan

April 16, 2021 Press Releases No comments

Canada’s foresters see the impacts of a changing climate in our forests every day. Forests are dynamic, ever-changing landscapes that are experiencing more frequent and concerning drought conditions, pest outbreaks, and more catastrophic fire patterns. These natural disturbances pose a serious risk to the health of forests and forest ecosystems, forestry jobs, and the vibrancy of 600+ forestry communities across Canada. Left unchecked, these threats will challenge our ability […]

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Anti-Canadian Resource Group Shows its True Colours: Industry and Labour Leaders Come Together to Call Out US-based Campaign Rhetoric

April 13, 2021 Press Releases No comments

Sustainable forest management in Canada’s working forests is built upon a few key principles including ecosystems-based management and conservation, local input, and collaboration, keeping forest as forest forever, and providing family-supporting jobs and sustainable products to Canadians and people around the world. Over the past few years, the US-based Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) has […]

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Celebrating Forestry’s Role in Driving a Green Recovery: International Day of Forests

March 19, 2021 Press Releases No comments

As we acknowledge the United Nations’ International Day of Forests on March 21, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) applaud this year’s theme promoting “Forest Restoration as a Path to Recovery and Well-Being” as one that resonates with the positive impact that the forest products […]

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Canadian Forest Sector Welcomes New Federal Advisory Body on Net-Zero Emissions

February 26, 2021 Press Releases No comments

Yesterday, Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson announced the appointment of members of the federal government’s Net-Zero Advisory Board. Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) welcomes this move by Minister Wilkinson to establish a non-partisan group of experts to help the federal government develop a pathway to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. In […]

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RESEARCHERS FROM LAVAL UNIVERSITY & UBC NAMED CANADIAN FINALISTS FOR INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY INNOVATION AWARD

February 11, 2021 Press Releases No comments

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased to announce that a PhD candidate at Laval University and an assistant professor of Engineering at the University of British Columbia have been chosen as the Canadian finalists for the global Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award. The Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award is […]

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CANADA’S FOREST SECTOR WELCOMES GOVERNMENT’S INCLUSIVE APPROACH TO PLANT 2 BILLION TREES

December 15, 2020 Press Releases No comments

Earlier today Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, unveiled the federal government’s plan to launch its 2 billion tree initiative in 2021. Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauds this thoughtful and inclusive approach which will help Canada move to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Canada’s forest sector plants roughly 600 […]

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CANADA’S FOREST SECTOR OFFERS RECOMMENDATIONS TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ON GREEN RECOVERY

December 9, 2020 Press Releases No comments

Earlier today, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) released Innovative, Sustainable, Resilient: Recommendations from Canada’s Forest Sector to Drive Economic Recovery and a Net-Zero Carbon Future. The report, submitted to the federal government, outlines how Canadian forestry workers, forest management, and forest products can help kickstart a green economic recovery. At today’s launch, FPAC President […]

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FOREST SECTOR READY TO ADVANCE CANADA’S GREEN ECONOMIC RECOVERY

November 30, 2020 Press Releases No comments

Earlier today, Canada’s Deputy Prime Minster and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, presented the federal government’s fall economic statement in the House of Commons. In response, below is a statement from Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) President and CEO, Derek Nighbor: “Two things are abundantly clear. First, real economic recovery cannot take place […]

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CANADA’S FORESTRY SECTOR SUPPORTS FEDERAL MOVE TOWARD NET-ZERO EMISSIONS BY 2050

November 19, 2020 Press Releases No comments

Earlier today, Canada’s federal government tabled a bill that will put Canada on the path to meet net-zero emission targets by 2050. Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) supports this move to chart a course for clean growth and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Below is a statement from FPAC President and CEO, Derek Nighbor: “Canada’s forest sector is […]

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