Avrim Lazar, President and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada to Speak at Public Policy Forum on the Pivotal Role of Natural Resources in Rebooting the Canadian Economy

    OTTAWA, June 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Avrim Lazar, President and CEO of the
Forest Products Association of Canada, will be speaking at the Public Policy
Forum's "Rebooting the Economy: What is the role of government in this
transforming economy?".
    As part of a panel, Mr. Lazar will discuss the challenges and
opportunities the current recession poses for Canada's natural resources
sector and explore what the global shift from a market economy to a more
political economy means for the role the sector will play in shaping Canada's

    Date:       Tuesday, June 2, 2009

    Location:   Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, ON

    Panel:      Canada's Advantage on Natural Resources

    Time:       10:00 am - 11:15 am

    FPAC is the voice of Canada's forest producers nationally and
internationally in government, trade and environmental affairs. Canada's
forest products industry is a $65-billion dollar a year industry that
represents 11% of Canada's manufacturing GDP. The industry is one of Canada's
largest employers, operating in hundreds of Canadian communities and providing
almost 250,000 direct jobs across the country.

For further information:

For further information: Ottawa: Lori Harrop, Executive Director,
Environmental Reputation, Forest Products Association of Canada, (613)
563-1441 ext: 313, lharrop@fpac.ca

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