Forest Products Association of Canada

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 dollar a year industry that represents 2% of Canada’s GDP. The industry is one of Canada's largest employers, operating in hundreds of Canadian communities and providing nearly 900,000 direct and indirect jobs across the country. FPAC represents the largest Canadian producers of forest products. Member companies are responsible for 75% of the working forests in Canada. 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., Canfor, Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership, Cariboo Pulp and Paper Company, Cascades Inc., Catalyst Paper Corporation, FF Soucy, Howe Sound Pulp & Paper, 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.

They successfully helped to negotiate The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, with several large ENGOs, in May 2010. The first independent audit of the CBFA revealed lack of progress in achieving formal milestones of the agreement.

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