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Forest industry’s priorities for federal budget


June 8, 2009
By Canadian Biomass

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Ottawa, ON – In December 2008, the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) laid out five urgent priorities that the federal government

Ottawa, ON – In December 2008, the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) laid out five urgent priorities that the federal government must address in its upcoming budget if it wants to secure the forest products industry as a cornerstone of the Canadian economy. 

cpt-avrimlazar  
Avrim Lazar, president and CEO of the
Forest Products Association of Canada.


 

“What we need is smart spending and bolder economic policies to make
sure our industry not only perseveres, but is able to capitalize on the
investments it has already made modernizing its mills, diversifying its
markets, and greening its product,” says Avrim Lazar, president and CEO
of FPAC.  Three of the priorities are related to biomass and
bioenergy:  help spur the transformation to bioenergy; provide tax
incentives for investment and innovation; and invest in research and
development, market development, and product promotion.


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