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2012-09-25 06:29:09

VANCOUVER, Sept. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has awarded the first annual Skills Award for Indigenous Youth to Baillie Redfern, an M.Sc graduate student studying Genome Science and Technology at the University of British Columbia. The $2,500 award is targeted at youth from 18 to 25 who are enrolled in an apprenticeship program, college or in university who are a First Nations, Métis or Inuit individual with strong academic standing,...

2012-09-24 06:28:18

OTTAWA, Sept. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) would like to congratulate the Government of Canada for the unprecedented success of its $1Billion Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program (PPGTP) and for its continued commitment to the ongoing transformation of the forest products sector. The "Report on Results" on this phase of the government's ongoing strategic support for the industry has just been released. It shows the 98 projects that...

2012-09-04 02:33:03

OTTAWA, Sept. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is today welcoming new leadership as David Lindsay assumes the role of President and CEO at a time of great transformation in the Canadian forestry sector. "We are delighted to welcome someone of David's caliber and experience," said the Chairman of the FPAC Board of Directors, Jim Lopez, the President and CEO of Tembec. "He is the ideal person to build on the extraordinary momentum in our industry as it...

2012-07-31 02:29:17

BEDFORD, Mass., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, today announced Mr. Richard Garneau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Resolute Forest Products, has been selected as RISI's 2012 North American CEO of the Year. RISI, the leading information provider for the forest products industry, gives the award to honor industry leaders who have made significant achievements over the past year. The award will be presented...

2012-07-17 06:27:57

TORONTO, July 17, 2012 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) are pleased to announce that Al Humphrys, the General Manager of Duz Cho Logging has won the FPAC/AFN  Aboriginal Forest Products Business Leadership Award.  The company is 100% owned by the McLeod Lake Indian Band, from McLeod Lake, B.C.  Duz Cho was honoured today at the AFN General Assembly in Toronto. The award celebrates First Nations...

2012-07-16 06:27:37

TORONTO, July 12, 2012 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will present the annual FPAC/AFN Aboriginal Forest Products Business Leadership Award at the Assembly of First Nations Annual General Meeting in Toronto, Ontario on Tuesday, July 17(th). The award celebrates a First Nations business leader for his or her success in the forest products industry. The winner must exemplify superior business leadership, exceptional...

2012-07-12 06:25:41

TORONTO, July 12, 2012 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will present the annual FPAC/AFN Aboriginal Forest Products Business Leadership Award at the Assembly of First Nations Annual General Meeting in Toronto, Ontario on Tuesday, July 17(th). The award celebrates a First Nations business leader for his or her success in the forest products industry. The winner must exemplify superior business leadership, exceptional...

2012-06-28 06:23:44

TORONTO, June 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Forest company and conservation group signatories to the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) welcome Ontario's support today of their approach and joint recommendations on an action plan for an area of the province's boreal forest almost five times the size of Metro Toronto. The action plan recommendations aim to secure the future of the 3 million hectares of caribou range in the Abitibi River Forest to conserve Boreal woodland caribou and maintain...

2012-06-20 06:27:28

OTTAWA, June 20, 2012 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) welcomes the government's acceptance into negotiations to reach a Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) aimed at reaching a free trade deal with a group of important markets including Australia, Vietnam and Peru. Canadian forest companies recognize the need to deepen trade relations with these lucrative and growing consumer markets. Increased exports are also essential for the forest products industry to reach...

2012-05-28 10:20:31

OTTAWA, May 28, 2012 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) today welcomed the government's action to move forward on back to work legislation to bring to an end the ongoing strike by CP's freight conductors and switching yard employees. The industry encouraged all parliamentarians to support this legislation to prevent further disruption to the economy. "The forest products industry is one of Canada's single largest users of freight rail services, annually...