Parliamentary Secretary Rudd visits PaperWeek Canada
By Cindy Macdonald
Parliamentary Secretary Kim Rudd, on behalf of the Honourable Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, met with forest sector stakeholders at PaperWeek Canada and highlighted the government’s support for growing and developing markets for Canada’s sustainably produced, high-quality forest products.
“Our government has set some ambitious goals for climate change, market diversification, innovation and economic growth, and I believe the forest sector is uniquely positioned to help us deliver on these goals,” said Parliamentary Secretary Rudd. “The Government of Canada will continue to support Canada’s forest sector as it evolves to meet changing global demand by developing innovative, high-value forest products.”
Parliamentary Secretary Rudd’s speech discussed five key areas for the transformation of Canada’s forest sector, including combatting climate change, promoting innovation and clean technology, supporting science, improving market access and enhancing engagement with indigenous peoples.
The Parliamentary Secretary also announced that the 2015 State of Canada’s Forest Report will be tabled in Parliament today. The 25th annual report outlines Canada’s accountability and transparency in reporting on its forests and highlights that Canada’s well-established and rigorous system of forest management is among the most comprehensive and stringent in the world.