OTTAWA, Jan. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - Avrim Lazar, President and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada, will release the findings of a comprehensive, year-long study that sets the course for the forest industry's emergence from one of the worst economic periods in its history. Mr. Lazar will describe how an integration of traditional practices and cutting-edge biotechnology can help secure jobs while addressing environmental concerns. And how the Government of Canada can support this new direction in its upcoming Budget.
Date: Monday, January 25
Location: Parliament Hill, Charles Lynch Press Gallery 130 S, Centre
Time: 10:30 a.m.
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 a $65 billion dollar a year industry that represents almost 2% of Canada's GDP. The industry is one of Canada's largest employers, operating in hundreds of Canadian communities and providing nearly 750,000 direct and indirect jobs across the country.
SOURCE Forest Products Association of Canada
For further information: For further information: Ottawa: Monica Bailey, Manager, Corporate and Environmental Communications, Forest Products Association of Canada, (613) 563-1441 ext: 323, Cell: (613) 878-4144, Monica.email@example.com