Registry of Lobbyists

Registration - In-house Organization

Forest Products Association of Canada / Association des produits forestiers du Canada / Derek Nighbor, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Registration Information

In-house Organization name: Forest Products Association of Canada / Association des produits forestiers du Canada
Responsible Officer Name: Derek Nighbor, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2002-05-23
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 925736-136

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 926

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 29

Version 2 of 80 (2003-02-03 to 2003-09-02)

Version 2 of 80 (2003-02-03 to 2003-09-02) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Organization Information

Organization: Forest Products Association of Canada / Association des produits forestiers du Canada
410 - 99 BANK STREET
OTTAWA, ON  K1P 6B9
Canada
Telephone number: 613-563-1441
Fax number: 613-563-4720  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: AVRIM LAZAR, PRESIDENT  
 
Description of the organization's activities: FOUNDED IN 1913, THE CANADIAN PULP AND PAPER ASSOCIATION HAS CHANGED ITS NAME TO THE FOREST PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA (FPAC)IN FEBRUARY 2001. FPAC IS THE NATIONAL TRADE ASSOCIATION OF THE CANADIAN FOREST PRODUCTS INDUSTRY. THE FPAC PURSUES OBJECTIVES IN PUBLIC AND OPERATIONAL AREAS SUCH AS SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT, ENVIRONMENT, RESOURCE AND TECHNOLOGY, TAXATION AND TRADE PRACTICES. IN 2001, INDUSTRY SHIPMENTS WERE VALUED AT CDN $55 BILLION, 80% OF WHICH WAS EXPORTED TO OVER 100 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: FPAC MEMBERS ARE COMPANIES WHICH HAVE FOREST OPERATIONS AND/OR MANUFACTURE PULP AND/OR PAPER IN CANADA
 
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? No
 

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: DAVID CHURCH
Position title: DIRECTOR, TRANSPORTATION, RECYCLING AND PURCHASING
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: CATHERINE COBDEN
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT OF ENVIRONMENT
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: ANDREW DE VRIES
Position title: BIODIVERSITY ADVISOR
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: BRYAN GORMLEY
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT TRADE & COMPETITIVENESS
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: MARK HUBERT
Position title: DIRECTOR, SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY MANAGEMENT
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: PAUL LANSBERGEN
Position title: DIRECTOR, TAXATION AND BUSINESS ISSUES
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: AVRIM LAZAR
Position title: PRESIDENT AND CEO
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: JEAN-PIERRE MARTEL
Position title: SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT, FORESTRY AND ENVIRONMENT
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: JOEL NEUHEIMER
Position title: DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: KELLY OUIMET
Position title: DIRECTOR, GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: NICOLAS RUSZKOWSKI
Position title: DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: RUTH THORKELSON
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT, GOV RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Canada Labour Relations Board (CLRB), Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), Environment Canada, Federal Environmental Assessment Review Office (FEARO), Finance Canada (FIN), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission (HMIRC), Health Canada (HC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Industry Canada, National Energy Board (NEB), National Research Council (NRC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Privy Council Office (PCO), Procurement Review Board of Canada (PRB), Public Works and Government Services Canada, Revenue Canada (RC), Statistics Canada (StatCan), Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), Transport Canada (TC), Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Grass-roots communication, Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Aboriginal Affairs, Agriculture, Education, Employment and Training, Energy, Environment, Financial Institutions, Fisheries, Forestry, Government Procurement, Health, Industry, Internal Trade, International Relations, International Trade, Labour, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Taxation and Finance, Transportation
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: SUBMITTED THE INDUSTRY POSITION ON: ASSESSMENT OF NONYLPHENOLS AND ITS ETHOXYLATES; CHANGES IN FOREST LAND USE; PROPOSED BILATERAL FREE TRADE NEGOTIATIONS WITH SINGAPORE; SPECIES AT RISK ACT (BILL C-33); REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS ON FOREST MANAGEMENT; TECHNICAL BARRIERS TO TRADE; PRE-BUDGET SUBMISSION; ENERGY BASELINE PROTECTION; DECLARING PRECURSORS TO PARTICULATE MATTER TOXIC UNDER CEPA; NATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY TO MEET CANADA'S TARGET UNDER THE KYOTO PROTOCOL; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES; CANADA TRANSPORTATION ACT; GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE; CONTACT WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS REGARDING EUROPEAN UNION ECOLABELLING ISSUES, THE EU NEWSPRINT QUOTA; WTO, FREE TRADE AND TARIFF ACCELERATION INITIATIVES, AND AMENDMENTS TO THE CUSTOMS ACT; SOUGHT GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR AN INTERNATIONAL FOREST CONVENTION AT THE UNITED NATIONS; PROVIDED INDUSTRY SUGGESTIONS AND OPINIONS REGARDING FEDERAL BUDGET; APPEARANCE BEFORE SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY REGARDING STUDY OF BOREAL FORESTS; APPEARANCE BEFORE STANDING COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT REGARDING THE ROLE OF ENFORCEMENT; APPEARANCE BEFORE THE PARLIAMENTARY SUB-COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE, TRADE DISPUTES AND INVESTMENT, OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE REGARDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A FREE TRADE AREA OF THE AMERICAS; PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE CONCERNING FUTURE MULTILATERAL TRADE NEGOTIATIONS WITHIN THE WTO; APPEARANCE BEFORE THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS ON TRADE-RELATED ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT; STANDING COMMITTEE ON INDUSTRY; PARTICIPATED IN INNOVATION STRATEGY PROCESS
Subject Matter: Prospective: MONITOR LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY DEVELOPMENTS REGARDING: RAIL TRANSPORTATION; CANADA TRANSPORTATION ACT; CANADA MARINE ACT; TARIFF ACCELERATION; EUROPEAN ECOLABELLING ISSUES; WTO, NAFTA AND FTAA TRADE AND ENVIRONMENT ISSUES; INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY CONVENTION; NATIONAL FORESTRY SERVICE; CLIMATE CHANGE; BIODIVERSITY; TOXIC SUBSTANCES MANAGEMENT POLICY; ENDANGERED SPECIES LEGISLATION; CEPA [CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT] REVIEW; NATURAL PROTECTED AREAS STRATEGY; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS MONITORING; FINANCE ISSUES; OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES; GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT POLICIES BASED ON ENVIRONMENTAL CRITERIA; FOREST MANAGEMENT ISSUES AND FORESTRY CERTIFICATION; TAXATION; ENERGY DEREGULATION; COMPETITION POLICY; FOLLOW-UP FROM INNOVATION STRATEGY