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2013-03-21 16:25:59

OTTAWA, March 21, 2013 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) welcomes the additional support for innovation and market development unveiled in today's budget and also applauds the government's focus on skills training. The "Jobs, Growth and Prosperity" budget from the Minister of Finance, Jim Flaherty, includes an additional $92 million over two years to support innovation and expanding markets. "We applaud the government for its continuing support for the forest...

2013-02-26 16:20:47

OTTAWA, Feb. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) supports the intent of the Fair Rail Freight Service Act, Bill C-52, to enhance the effectiveness, efficiency and reliability of the rail system but it recommends changes to help reduce the regulatory burden and help the legislation reach its stated intent. FPAC appeared today before the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities that is studying the legislation.  The bill was...

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...

2012-05-17 06:26:08

OTTAWA, May 17, 2012 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is today unveiling a new industry-led vision that outlines where the forest industry sees itself by the year 2020.  Through its accompanying goals, the vision will challenge companies, governments and other partners to find innovative ways to further transform the sector to reach its potential. Under the brand of "Canada's Natural Advantage", the FPAC vision states that "by 2020, the Canadian forest...

2012-04-10 06:29:10

OTTAWA, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - The Chairman of the Board of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) Jim Lopez, today announced that Fortress Paper has become the newest member of the industry group.  FPAC is the voice of Canada's wood, pulp and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade and environmental affairs. "We are delighted to welcome Fortress Paper to FPAC." said Lopez. "Fortress will fit well in an association that is...

2012-03-20 02:25:35

OTTAWA, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - After ten years at the helm of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), Avrim Lazar will be retiring to enjoy the next phase of his life. At the end of the month, he will be replaced on an interim basis as President and CEO by Catherine Cobden, now senior Vice-President of FPAC.  Cobden has managed the association's economic files and led the landmark Biopathways study into how to best transform the forest sector through...