Forest Products Association of Canada Requests Your Support of Bill S-222

By Derek Nighbor, President and CEO
The Forest Products Association of Canada
November 22, 2022
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada

An improved approach to federal government procurement is essential to ensure we are building the infrastructure of tomorrow with Canadian-made, lower-carbon materials. …In September 2022, the Biden administration accelerated its Buy Clean agenda with a commitment to prioritize the purchase of key low carbon construction materials, covering 98% of materials purchased by the US government. This America-first play has been celebrated by the American wood and building materials’ industry… We urgently need a federal response that will advance Canada’s own Buy Clean/Build Clean opportunity – and support Canada’s manufacturing sector. …MPs can immediately support Canada’s forest sector is by supporting Bill S-222. An Act to Amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (Use of Wood) to ensure … Canadian wood innovation are given fair billing in federal procurement decisions. …It’s time for a new approach. We would appreciate your support. Please be in touch if you have any questions.

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