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Rail Monopoly Costs Forest Products Industry $280 Million Per Year

May 2, 2007 Press Releases No comments

Avrim Lazar, President and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) will address the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications today as part of its study of Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and the Railway Safety Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.  He will call for an increase in competition within the railway freight system and new measures to provide shippers with the means to challenge unreasonable costs imposed by the railways.

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Forest Products Industry Puts Government on Notice; Calls for Early Action on Climate Change

April 24, 2007 Press Releases No comments

Avrim Lazar, President and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) will address the Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources today as part of its study of Bill C-288, An Act to ensure Canada meets its global climate change obligations under the Kyoto Protocol. He will call on the government to use 1990 as its base year for calculation of emissions reductions because anything less sends a message to good corporate citizens that environmental responsibility is not recognized and is indeed penalized by making it more advantageous to wait for regulation.

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Forest Products Industry’s Experience Supports IPCC’s Wake-up Call

April 6, 2007 Press Releases No comments

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) today responded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report, Climate Change 2007: Impact, Adaptation and Vulnerability, by urging more rapid action on the part of all industry sectors and governments to address the impact that climate change is already having on Canada’s ecosystems.

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Forest Products Industry Applauds Federal Government Action on Mountain Pine Beetle

March 23, 2007 Press Releases No comments

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) today commended the Government of Canada on the announcement of measures to combat the spread of mountain pine beetle as it tracks eastward across Canada. The $25 million fund will assist in activities related to salvaging of infested trees, removal of pine forests suitable for beetle infestation and breeding and the completion of geographic maps to better target the beetle spread threat.

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Forest Products Industry Urges Government to Learn from its Experience

February 27, 2007 Press Releases No comments

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) today called on the federal government to recognize three policy imperatives essential for keeping jobs in Canada while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Since 1990, FPAC members have not only reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by 44% (7 times Kyoto baseline targets), they have done so while increasing production by 20%, improving intensity per tonne of output by 54%, improving air quality by 60%, and they are ready to do more with the creation of intelligent regulations and a tax regime that supports industry re-tooling.

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Forest Products Industry Urges Opposition to Support Back to Work Legislation

February 23, 2007 Press Releases No comments

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) today welcomed the government’s initiative to introduce back to work legislation to bring to an end the ongoing strike by CN’s freight conductors and switching yard employees. The industry also called on the opposition parties to recognize the significant impact the strike has already had on Canada’s economy and support the legislation.

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