Media advisory - Forest Industry President to Speak at Green Party of Canada National Convention

    PICTOU, NS, Feb. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - For the first time in the history of
the Green Party of Canada, the head of a national industry association will be
delivering a keynote address to delegates of the party's biannual national
    Avrim Lazar, President and CEO of the Forest Products Association of
Canada (FPAC) will speak about the forest products industry's environmental
progress and how it is intrinsically linked to the future of the industry and
the 300 communities that depend upon it.

    Date:              Friday, February 27, 2009

    Location:          deCoste Centre
                       Main Hall
                       Pictou, Nova Scotia

    Registration:      3:00 pm

    Keynote Speakers:  7:50 pm - 9:30pm

    Mr. Lazar will be available to media in Halifax on Friday, February 27
prior to his speaking engagement.
    Mr. Lazar's speech to the Green Party will be broadcast live at:

    FPAC is the voice of Canada's wood, pulp and paper producers nationally
and internationally in government, trade and environmental affairs. Canada's
forest industry is an $80-billion dollar a year industry that represents over
2% of Canada's GDP, and 12% of Canada's manufacturing GDP. The industry is one
of Canada's largest employers, operating in over 300 Canadian communities and
providing nearly 750,000 direct and indirect jobs across the country. To learn
more visit

For further information:

For further information: media inquiries: Lori Harrop, Executive
Director of Strategic Communications, Forest Products Association of Canada,
(613) 563-1441 xt 313, (613) 697-5072 (cell),; Laura Ballance,
Laura Ballance Media Group, (604) 871-4451, (604) 771-5176 (cell),

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