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Monthly Archives: June 2012

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B.C. Lumber Goes for Olympic Gold

London’s giant Pringle is a glowing ad for B.C. wood. Initiated by the U.K. division of the New Westminster-headquartered Probyn Group, which employs 250 staff in custom cutting, sawmilling, exports and timberland management, the deal is one of the largest commissions – around five times a normal order of cladding – in the company’s 30-year history. Click here to read the article.

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B.C. Lumber Goes for Olympic Gold

London’s giant Pringle is a glowing ad for B.C. wood. Initiated by the U.K. division of the New Westminster-headquartered Probyn Group, which employs 250 staff in custom cutting, sawmilling, exports and timberland management, the deal is one of the largest commissions – around five times a normal order of cladding – in the company’s 30-year history. Click here to read the article.

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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

CFPA’s Presentation To The Expert Panel on Business Taxation

Coast Forest Products Association is pleased to have been invited to share its perspective on the business tax environment with the Expert Panel. We are committed to supporting a thriving and competitive forestry sector on the BC coast, a major economic driver in our province. Dialogue such as the one today is imperative to the success of the forest industry, the Province and all British Columbians today as well as in the future. Click here for presentation.

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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

BCBC Submission to Expert Panel on Business Taxation

The Business Council of British Columbia is pleased to share our views with the Expert Panel on tax measures that could be implemented to strengthen BC’s economy and competitive position as the province shifts from the HST back to the dual PST/GST system. The Panel is familiar with the benefits of the HST, and the many reasons why economists and public finance scholars almost universally see value-added taxes like the HST as an important and useful element in the revenue mix for governments. Click here to read the full document.

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Forestry ‘vision’ plan sets sights on jobs and prosperity

The Canadian forest products industry is decisively on the move. The sector has already been transforming itself by becoming more innovative, more environmentally friendly and more global in its reach. Now to build on the existing momentum, member companies of the Forest Products Association of Canada are stepping up their game with the unveiling of Vision2020, which sets ambitious goals to propel the industry forward in the area of products, performance and people. This represents a vigorous effort by industry officials to ensure a vibrant path for the sector in the years ahead. Please click here to read the full article.

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Forest Plan Continues Work Done By Industry, Roundtable

The province’s new forestry plan is a combination of recommendations made by the Working Roundtable on Forestry three years ago and work the industry is already doing.

Rick Jeffery, president of Coast Forest Products Association, which represents a number of coastal forest companies, said the recently released Forest Sector Strategy doesn’t include anything radically different from what’s already being done, but reflects a focus on what is working. Click here to read the full article.

Big news! Coast Forest and COFI have come together as one
organization for a stronger, unified voice for BC's forest industry.
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