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Canada’s forest products sector welcomes economic commitments from Canada’s Premiers

Forest Products Association of Canada
July 12, 2019
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada

Earlier today in Saskatoon, Canada’s Premiers held their annual First Ministers’ meeting where they stated their shared commitment to a number of important economic objectives.   Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) was pleased to note the collective support for the expansion of trade opportunities, immigration levels, and skills development as these issues are critical to the success of the industry. “Canada’s forest products industry is facing rapidly shifting trade rules, growing protectionism, and market volatility,” noted Derek Nighbor, President and CEO of FPAC.  “At the same time, the innovation happening in our forests and at our mills has triggered a massive transformation that stands to bring future economic and environmental benefits to Canadian forestry communities and the country,” Nighbor said. FPAC was pleased to see the Premiers dedicate so much time today to discussing the potential of forestry and the importance of forestry workers and communities.

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