Registration - In-house Organization
Forest Products Association of Canada / Association des produits forestiers du Canada / Derek Nighbor, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Version 74 of 74 (2019-10-09 to present)
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- Science and Technology
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Subject Matter Details
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit
- Develop promotion plans to highlight the forest sector's economic, social and environmental performance domestically and internationally.
- Establish funding to support forest sector innovation.
- Establish funding to support forest sector mitigation of and adaptation to climate change and more broadly movement towards a low carbon economy.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution
- Ensuring that the review of the Canada Transportation Act (CTA) addresses the needs of the forest sector.
Policies or Program
- Advocating for forest sector partnership opportunities for Aboriginal communities, forest industry and government.
- Advocating for improved implementation of the federal Species at Risk Act that will encourage stewardship and support leadership initiatives like the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement.
- Advocating for support for the industry's Vision 2020 Challenge, a set of aspirational goals for the sector in the areas of human resources, environmental performance, and increased revenue from new products and markets.
- Border Security - To minimize the cost related to the time truckloads and rail car loads of forest products spend at the Canada/U.S. border in compliance with U.S. Customs and border security regulations.
- Challenge federal initiatives that may increase members' transportation costs (e.g. Canadian Coast Guard ice-breaking fees, Canadian Transport Agency's cost of capital methodology).
- Creating greater competition in the transportation sector so as to improve the efficiency of the transportation system in Canada especially in relation to rail freight transportation.
- Discussing economic challenges affecting countries around the world in relation to Canada's industrial policies with focus on the renewal of the forest sector.
- Effluent and Water Policy - Identifying government policy barriers to reducing water used by the pulp and paper industry and developing ways to overcome these barriers and improve industry performance.
- General review of all forest sector files and update on state of the industry to give public officials a better understanding of recent industry developments and key issues.
- Greenhouse gases (GHG): The federal government indicated it will develop a plan to combat climate change and reduce GHG emissions. The forest industry can be part of the solution to combat climate change.
- Implementation of the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement.
- Promote the benefits of the bioeconomy as it relates to the forest sector.
- Support "right sizing" the transportation system to benefit shippers from all sectors.
- Support changes to the federal tax system, such as the Accelerated Capital Cost Allowance and the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR and ED) program, to encourage greater capital investment in the Canadian forest sector.
- Support for the transformation of the forest sector, including any impact on current or future regulations or policy initiatives.
- Support forest sector's current and future employment needs. (e.g. E.I., Immigration, Mobility, Skilled Trades, Accreditation Policy, Labour Market Information, Apprenticeship, training)
- Support forestry procurement for infrastructure build for Indigenous communities
- Support greater rate relief in the rail sector
- Support immediate implementation of Rail Freight Service Review's recommendations to enhance rail competition and to ensure members obtain suitable and adequate rail service and an enhanced ability to challenge poor service levels.
- Support measures to strengthen Canada's infrastructure.
- Support the Softwood Lumber Agreement with a view to preserving market access for Canadian lumber producers.
- Support the interests of Canadian dissolving pulp producers against anti-dumping measures imposed by China.
- Support the interests of the Canadian forest sector with respect to the Japan Wood Points initiative
- Tracking bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, such as the Plurilateral Environmental Goods Agreement and the World Trade Organization (WTO) environmental goods negotiations, to ensure forest sector views are understood.
- Work with government to increase the number of good quality, permanent jobs for younger workers.
- Working with Environment and Climate Change Canadaand FPAC members to refine Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) for bird conservation and opportunities for compliance with the Migratory Birds Convention Act (MBCA).
- Working with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada and Transport Canada in an advisory role for any potential legislative and/or policy review opportunities that may impact the forest sector
- Canadian Environmental Protection Act Chemical Management plans. The forest products industry uses chemicals that may be assessed and regulated under this legislation. The Forest Products Association of Canada is voluntarily and proactively assisting the government with data collection on substances being assessed. As the government addresses individual substances, FPAC may advocate for effective and efficient management tools.
- Fish Habitat and Effluent Policy (inland waters) - The Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) program is part of the pulp and paper effluent regulations. This is a very complex program that is always evolving and is currently moving from simply monitoring effects to investigation of causes of effects and investigation solutions. Industry must track this evolution to stay in compliance with the regulation.
- Fisheries Act: Amendments to the Pulp and Paper Effluent Regulations.
- Motor Carrier/Road - To promote harmonization of vehicle weights and dimensions across Canada and throughout North America and to ensure that cargo securement regulations for transporting forest products are the same throughout North America so that a mill can load a trailer of forest products in Nova Scotia and know that it in compliance with all regulations across the Continent.
- Pest Control Product Act: The forest products industry uses chemicals that may be assessed and regulated under this legislation. The Forest Products Association of Canada is voluntarily and proactively assisting the government with data collection on substances being assessed and reviewed. As the government addresses individual substances, FPAC may advocate for effective and efficient management tools.
- Possible rail transportation regulations related to safety and insurance and the transportation of dangerous goods.
- Possible regulations to enhance the former Bill C-52, Fair Rail Freight Service Act, as they pertain to shipper requirements.
- Presenting views on enhancing existing rail regulations on matters including: ancillary/fuel charges; interswitching; running rights; final offer arbitration; captivity; demurrage; limited distribution tariffs.
- Written communication
- Oral communication
- Grass-roots communication
- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
- Bank of Canada
- Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
- Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA)
- Competition Bureau Canada (COBU)
- Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC)
- Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
- Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
- Export Development Canada (EDC)
- Finance Canada (FIN)
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
- Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
- Health Canada (HC)
- House of Commons
- Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
- Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)
- Infrastructure Canada (INFC)
- Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)
- Intergovernmental Affairs Secretariat (IGA)
- Justice Canada (JC)
- National Research Council (NRC)
- Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
- Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
- Privy Council Office (PCO)
- Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)
- Rural Economic Development (Minister’s Office)
- Senate of Canada
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
- Statistics Canada (StatCan)
- Transport Canada (TC)
- Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
- Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)
In-house Organization Details
Description of the organization's activities
Founded in 1913, the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association changed its name to the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) in February 2001. FPAC is the voice of Canada's wood, pulp, and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. Canada's forest products industry is a 58 billion dollar a year industry and represents almost 12 percent of Canada's manufacturing GDP. The industry is one of Canada's largest employers, operating in 200 Canadian communities and providing 235,000 direct jobs across the country. L’Association canadienne des pâtes et papiers a été fondé en 1913. En février 2001 le nom fût changé à l’Association des produits forestiers du Canada. L’Association des produits forestiers du Canada (APFC) est le porte-parole, au Canada et à l’étranger, des producteurs canadiens de bois, de pâte et de papier pour les questions touchant le gouvernement, le commerce et l’environnement. L’industrie canadienne des produits forestiers a un chiffre d'affaires de 58 milliards de dollars par année qui représente 12 % du PIB manufacturier. Il s’agit de l’un des plus gros employeurs du pays, qui a des activités dans 200 collectivités canadiennes et procure 235 000 emplois directs d’un océan à l’autre.
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration
Derek Nighbor, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Organization's membership or classes of membershipFPAC represents the largest Canadian producers of forest products. Our members are responsible for 66% of the working forests in Canada. The organization has a single class of membership. L’APFC représente les plus grands producteurs canadiens de produits forestiers et ses membres sont responsables de 66 % des territoires forestiers certifiés au pays. L'organisme a une seule catégorie de membres.
End date of the last completed financial year: 2018-12-31
|Government Institution||Funding Received in Last Financial Year||Funding Expected in Current Financial Year|
|Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)||$261,357.19||Yes|
|Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)||$363,003.44||No|
In-house Organization Contact Information
410-99 BANK STREET
410-99, rue Bank
OTTAWA, ON K1P 6B9
Lobbyists employed by the organization
- Anna Barrera, Manager, Economics and Trade Policy | Public offices held
- Etienne Bélanger, Director, Forestry | No public offices held
- Robert Larocque, Vice-President, Climate Change, Environment and Labour | Public offices held
- Kate Lindsay, Director, Environmental Regulations and Conservation Biology | Public offices held
- Cheryl Miltimore, Director, Communication and Labour Policy | Public offices held
- Joel Neuheimer, Senior Director, International Trade, Transportation and Corporate Secretary | Public offices held
- Derek Nighbor, Chief Executive Officer | No public offices held
- Kerry Patterson-Baker, Vice President, Communications | Public offices held
- Mahima Sharma, Manager, Environment and Regulatory Affairs | Public offices held
- Sarah Todgham, Manager, Sustainability and Environmental Regulations | No public offices held