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Summer 2017

Forest sector partners with Canada’s municipalities
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has become a Corporate Partner of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to help advance shared priorities in the areas of economic growth, innovation and sustainable land-use management.

“In many rural and northern communities across Canada the forest sector is a critical driver of the local economy,” says FPAC CEO Derek Nighbor. “But we bring real benefits to all cities through the innovative products we make as well as the environmental benefits with a sustainably managed forest.” Nighbor adds, “We look forward to working with FCM in driving an agenda which is good for the environment and the economy.”

“Canada’s forest sector provides more than 230,000 jobs in over 200 communities across the country – including many rural communities – so FCM welcomes them as a corporate partner,” said FCM president Clark Somerville. “Tackling climate change and creating a green economy are FCM priorities, and Canada’s forest sector will be an important partner for us in this regard.”

Under the new agreement, FPAC will share information and work directly with FCM’s 2,000 member municipalities on policies and initiatives that address climate change and support local job creation. This includes having a role at FCM’s national Conferences that allows for real-time exchange of ideas and issues that advance shared priorities.

 

Summer 2017 News:
• First Nations sign Shared Territory Protocol Agreement
• Forestry, Paper, and Packaging M&A activity off to a strong start in ‘17
• Forestry sector sees opportunities in budget
• Deloitte and NORCAT partner to explore future of mining technology
• Vale shutters Sudbury mine
• Callinex completes drilling at Pine Bay 
• EACOM announces full acquisition of Anthony-EACOM

• Noront and First Nation sign advanced agreement
• Cementation Canada Big Winner at #DisruptMining
• Forest sector partners with Canada’s municipalities
• Vale closing Birchtree Mine
• Increase lumber imports from overseas in 2017
• Forestry industry applauds Ottawa’s response to softwood duties
• TMAC Resources announces commercial production at Doris Mine and Mill
• Multiple high-grade lithium pegmatites intersected at Ontario’s Mavis Lake Project

 

 
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