November 24, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, today issued the following statement regarding the first administrative review by the U.S. Department of Commerce of U.S. anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders on certain softwood lumber products from Canada:

KINGSEY FALLS, QC, Nov. 25, 2020 - Cascades Inc. (TSX: CAS), a leader in environmentally responsible recovery, packaging and sanitation solutions, announced that its Laval plant in Québec, specializing in the manufacture of napkins for the away-from-home market, will be closing on June 30, 2021.

TORONTO – The United Steelworkers union (USW) welcomes the announcement from the U.S. Department of Commerce that tariffs for some Canadian lumber products are being reduced, but the union maintains that solving the softwood lumber dispute must be made a priority in Canada.

NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2020 -- Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C., a nationally recognized stockholder rights law firm, has launched an investigation into whether the board members of Norbord Inc. (NYSE: OSB) breached their fiduciary duties or violated the federal securities laws in connection with the company’s acquisition by West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (Other OTC: WFTBF).

Before COVID-19, the holiday season was marked by large family gatherings, big shopping trips and, of course, an increase in the need for brown boxes. This year, box demand for ecommerce has been on the rise since March—which means Santa is a bit late to the 2020 corrugated party. 

A recent article by Bill Phillips in the Prince George Daily News describes how about 50 people gathered outside the Ministry of Forests District Office in Prince George (Nov. 12) to protest spraying herbicides on B.C. forests by Canfor.

The Union County Quorum Court voted to back Resolute Forest Products with a grant application to the state to purchase equipment for the local sawmill formerly owned by Conifex and Georgia Pacific, which Resolute Forest Products purchased in February.

November 18, 2020 (Vancouver, BC) – The BC First Nations Forestry Council (the ‘Forestry Council’) has released its submission to the province laying out 20 recommendations from First Nations to inform proposed changes to the Forest & Range Practices Act (FRPA), Land Use Planning, and the development of a new strategy for old growth management that reflects First Nations’ values.

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