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Forest Products Association of Canada

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The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is a trade association which represents Canada's wood, pulp and paper producers both nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. Canada's forest products industry is an $80 billion a year[1] industry that represents 2% of Canada's GDP.[2]


Founded in 1913, the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association changed its name to the Forest Products Association of Canada in February 2001.[3]

In May 2010, under the leadership of then President Avrim Lazar, FPAC successfully helped to negotiate The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, with several large ENGOs.[4] The first independent audit[5] of the CBFA in 2011 revealed a lack of progress in achieving formal milestones and in 2017 the long-term survival of the agreement was put into question.[6]


Third-party certification of member companies' forest practices is a condition of membership in the Association. FPAC member companies are: AbitibiBowater, Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. (Al-Pac), Canfor, Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership, Cariboo Pulp and Paper Company, Cascades Inc., Catalyst Paper Corporation, FF Soucy, Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Mill, NewPage Corporation, Kruger Inc., Louisiana-Pacific Canada Ltd., Mercer, Mill & Timber Products Ltd., Papier Masson, SFK Pulp, Tembec Enterprises Inc. Tolko Industries Ltd., UPM-Kymmene Miramichi Inc., West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., Weyerhaeuser Company Limited.

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  1. ^ Small Business Branch. "Home - Trade Data Online". ic.gc.ca. {{cite web}}: |author= has generic name (help)
  2. ^ Statistics Canada
  3. ^ "Forest Products Association of Canada _ Association des produits forestiers du Canada - Address, activities & membership". Lobbyists Registration System. Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada. Archived from the original on December 27, 2014. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  4. ^ Pala, Christopher (2011-03-30). "Canadian forest deal at risk". Nature News. 471 (7340): 560. Bibcode:2011Natur.471..560P. doi:10.1038/471560a. PMID 21455149.
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2013-03-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Peter Foster: The boreal forest 'agreement' was an eco-radical shakedown. Thankfully, it's finally dead". Financial Post. Retrieved 2017-03-27.

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