July 20, 2024
FPAC and OFIA call for a national and provincial forestry strategy
The future of the forestry sector in Canada is facing unprecedented challenges.
The future of the forestry sector in Canada is facing unprecedented challenges.

According to Jamie Lim, CEO of the Ontario Forest Industries Association, the forestry sector in Ontario needs to do better. 

This idea was emphasized two years ago when a colleague dropped Finland’s national forestry report onto her desk. When Lim read it, she admitted, she couldn’t breathe. 

“When I saw what Finland was doing with their renewable natural resource, I said, well, what is wrong with us?” she said in a presentation at NORCAT in Sudbury on Sept. 18. 

The event, Northern Ontario’s Innovative Ecosystem, organized by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), sought to discuss innovation and economic growth in the North. It brought together a panel of experts from different industries, including guest speakers in mining and forestry from the University of Toronto. 

The discussion was inspired by an OCC report called The Great Mosaic: Reviving Ontario’s Regional Economies which suggests that building regional capacity for innovation is fundamental to Ontario’s productivity and growth. 

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