Media Advisory - Forest Products Association of Canada and Leading
Environmental Organizations to Make Historic Announcement

TORONTO, May 17 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada representing 21 member companies and nine leading Canadian and International environmental organizations will host a news conference on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 in Toronto at which they will make an announcement of global significance to the competitiveness of the forest products industry and wilderness conservation in Canada.

Parties to this announcement include among others, AbitibiBowater, Canadian Boreal Initiative, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Canfor Corporation, Canopy, the David Suzuki Foundation, ForestEthics, Greenpeace, Ivey Foundation, Kruger Inc., Mercer International, The Nature Conservancy, the Pew Environment Group, Tembec, Tolko Industries, West Fraser, and Weyerhaeuser.

    Day: Tuesday, May 18, 2010

    Time: 10:00 am EDT (GMT-4)

    Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre - North Building Room No.205
              255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Media unable to attend in person are invited to participate via web link and teleconference: Webcast:

Teleconference (listen only): In North America: 1-888-231-8191. International/Local: (011) 1-647-427-7450


This Toronto news conference will be available for broadcasters LIVE at the Bell TOC in Toronto. Please call BELL TOC at +1-800-668-0608 to arrange for transmission. Quote order 42400PGAD has been issued.


In addition, a news conference on the same topic that explains the implications of the announcement for Québec, will be hosted jointly by FPAC and environmental organizations in downtown Montreal at the Delta Centre-Ville, 777 University Ave., Salon St-Laurent at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

Media representatives who cannot attend the news conference are invited to participate by teleconference: 1-866-219-7782 code 835544

SOURCE Forest Products Association of Canada

For further information: For further information: Rebecca Peters, Laura Ballance Media Group, (604) 762-2098 (mobile),; Eric Chalifoux, Léger Stratégie Conseil, (514) 885-4438 (mobile),

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