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Misleading report fails to understand Canada’s 21st century forest sector; ignores role forests play in helping to fight climate change

December 4, 2019 Press Releases No comments

Derek Nighbor, President and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) issued the following statement regarding the Wildlands League report on forest practices: Canada is an undisputed global leader in sustainable forest management. For more than 100 years, the forest sector has played a fundamental role in Canada’s economy. Forests are part of our […]

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CANADA’S FOREST PRODUCTS INDUSTRY ISSUES MEDIA STATEMENT ON CN STRIKE

November 20, 2019 Press Releases No comments

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) issued a statement today signalling the sector’s concern over disruptions to Canada’s rail transport system.   “Canada’s forest products sector is responsible for 10% of the total tonnage transported through Canada’s railways, often in remote locations where alternative transportation is limited or unavailable, noted FPAC President and CEO Derek […]

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Building the Forest Sector’s Talent Pipeline: Job-Matching Tool Will Help Connect Workers With Foresty Job Opportunities

November 4, 2019 Press Releases No comments

Canada’s forest sector is building a talent pipeline to fill an array of good-paying jobs in engineering, skilled trades, mill and woodlands operations, and administration.   Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is launching a campaign to raise awareness around job opportunities in Canada’s forest sector.  The The Greenest Workforce initiative builds on earlier joint […]

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CANADA’S FORESTRY SECTOR SUPPORTS PLAN FOR CANADA’S FUTURE GROWTH

October 30, 2019 Press Releases No comments

Earlier today, the Business Council of Canada (BCC) issued a report that calls on the country’s newly elected MPs to come together and support a forward-thinking agenda that will improve the lives of Canadians.  Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) supports this forward-thinking and collaborative approach to securing Canada’s economic future.   Developed by the […]

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MINISTERS AGREE TO WORK TOGETHER TO PROMOTE CANADIAN FORESTRY

August 15, 2019 Press Releases No comments

Waskesiu Lake, SK – At the close of the 2019 annual meeting of the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) in Northern Saskatchewan, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) announced its support for the Ministers’ commitment to work together to promote Canadian forestry and forest products to the country and the world. FPAC President and […]

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CANADA’S FOREST PRODUCTS SECTOR WELCOMES ECONOMIC COMMITMENTS FROM CANADA’S PREMIERS

July 11, 2019 Press Releases No comments

Earlier today in Saskatoon, Canada’s Premiers held their annual First Ministers’ meeting where they stated their shared commitment to a number of important economic objectives.   Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) was pleased to note the collective support for the expansion of trade opportunities, immigration levels, and skills development as these issues are critical to […]

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CANADA’S FOREST PRODUCTS INDUSTRY APPLAUDS “TORONTO TOMORROW” AND THE PLAN BUILD A TIMBER NEIGHBOURHOOD

June 25, 2019 Press Releases No comments

Sidewalk Labs released its Master Innovation and Development Plan (MIDP) for Toronto’s eastern waterfront yesterday.   Entitled “Toronto Tomorrow”, the plan is expected to create significant Canadian jobs, tax revenues and GDP contributions.  Derek Nighbor, President and CEO of Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) issued the following statement today in response to the MIDP:   […]

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Canada’s Forest Sector Pays Tribute to a Global Forest Industry Champion

June 12, 2019 Press Releases No comments

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) President and CEO Derek Nighbor issued the following statement today in tribute to Sylvain Lhôte, Director General of FPAC’s European counterpart, the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI). Lhôte passed away suddenly and unexpectedly last week.  His celebration of life will be held in Brussels tomorrow.   “Our global […]

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