Forest Products Association of Canada President and CEO, Derek Nighbor, released the following statement following the tabling of Federal Budget 2022 by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland:

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) President and CEO Derek Nighbor released the following statement in response to today’s launch of the federal government’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan by Environment and Climate Change Canada Minister Steven Guilbeault:

When Federal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra and his colleagues host a discussion on Canada’s supply chain today, the forest products sector and its workers will be looking for leadership from Ottawa to address a transportation system that is too often fragile and under-performing.

Forests are intrinsic to Canadian life. We know that with the great power of Canada’s forest resources, comes an even greater duty for sustainable management and responsibility. While we may follow Russia and Brazil as the third-largest forested country in the world – Canada has an important competitive edge that puts us above all others.

Earlier today, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) issued the following statement to recognize Canada’s leadership role in joining over 100 other countries to sign the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use to end global deforestation:

Earlier today, the wood industry’s COP26 International Partners Advisory Body launched its wood manifesto entitled “Growing our Low Carbon Future: Time for Timber”. Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has been a leading partner in this collaborative global effort to profile the key role timber and wood use in construction can play in our move to a net-zero carbon economy.

As the international community gathers to discuss the climate crisis, global targets, and related solutions at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow – experts from Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) are available to discuss Canadian forestry perspectives for climate action, and the important role sustainable forest management and wood-based products will play in Canada’s move to a net-zero carbon economy by 2050.

As National Forest Week is celebrated across the country, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is seizing the opportunity to announce the recipients of its annual Awards of Excellence program – which recognizes the outstanding men and women across Canada who have made exceptional contributions to the forest sector and to forestry communities.

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