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Monthly Archives: December 2016

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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

President’s Perspective – Ensuring the Forest Economy Continues to Provide the Standard of Living that British Columbians Enjoy

Our forest economy is modern and innovative – and as important as ever to the standard of living we enjoy as Canadians and coastal British Columbians. Therefore, as we prepare for 2017, we need to be aware of the fact that forestry jobs support the middle class, pay better than jobs in most other sectors, and are comparatively resistant to wage erosion. On the Coast, this translates to 38,000 forestry-dependent livelihoods which, in turn, keep communities like Port Alberni, Campbell River and Nanaimo and urban centres like Vancouver vibrant and alive.

Supporting coastal jobs and communities in 2017 will require a focused effort on the part of industry and all levels of government.

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Continuing to Build Market Access for Coastal Forestry on Asian Trade Mission

This fall, Coast Forest Products Association was once again part of a 10-day Forestry Asia Trade Mission led by Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) Minister Steve Thomson. The Province’s focus for this mission was to further broaden and enhance market diversification for the B.C. forest sector across global markets.

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From the Coast – FPInnovations is Opening Doors

In a recent parliamentary ceremony entitled Opening Doors – A Coming Together of Traditional Indigenous Culture and Advanced Technology, FPInnovations showcased coastal BC artwork that combined ancient tradition with new technology.

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Holiday Tradition Lives On

Nobody would ever challenge that being a parent is hard work – so just try to imagine doing the job single-handedly without the safety net of a steady income and three children with big appetites? Then add a sub-zero holiday season into the mix.

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FPInnovations: Shaping the Future of the Forest Sector

Inspired by an ambitious new vision, FPInnovations developed a comprehensive five-year Strategic Action Plan last year to drive the transition of Canada’s forest sector. Through initiatives that go beyond existing boundaries and traditional approaches, FPInnovations’ efforts aim to ensure the competitiveness and sustainability of the sector.

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Coast Forest Products Association Strongly Supports Recommendations in Commission on Tax Competitiveness Report

Coast Forest Products Association is pleased with the recommendations put forward in today’s report by the Commission on Tax Competitiveness.

The health of the coastal forest industry of British Columbia is key to a strong provincial economy and stable livelihoods for British Columbians. The sector provides $400 million annually to B.C. in taxes which, in turn, provide infrastructure, healthcare and education – as well as 38,000 jobs to people living in rural and urban communities. Eleven percent of the coastal B.C. GDP relies on the coastal forest sector.

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Catalyst Paper Announces Execution of a Support Agreement with Principal Noteholders for Recapitalization

Richmond, (BC) – Catalyst Paper Corporation (TSX: CYT) (“Catalyst” or the “Company”) today announced that it has entered into a support agreement (the “Recapitalization Support Agreement”) with security holders representing about 70% of the Company’s outstanding common shares (the “Common Shares”) and 87% of its 11% PIK Toggle Senior Secured Notes (the “Notes”) in respect of the previously announced alternative recapitalization plan.

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