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As the unified voice of BC’s interior forest industry, the Council of Forest Industries can provide expert commentary and insight on issues impacting the industry, including topics such as forest policy, sustainability, wood products manufacturing, transportation, health and safety, market access and trade, and innovation and the new bioeconomy.

To request an interview or to arrange for a COFI representative to speak at your upcoming event, please contact Mina Laudan.

Media Contact

Mina Laudan
604-891-1258 (office)
Email link

Primary Spokesperson

Susan Yurkovich
President and CEO, Council of Forest Industries
President, BC Lumber Trade Council

In certain circumstances, interviews can be arranged with COFI subject matter experts. Please contact Mina Laudan to arrange.

Media Resources

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From the Newsroom

COFI Welcomes Measures Addressing Competitiveness in 2017 B.C. Budget

For Immediate Release

Vancouver, BC – The Council of Forest Industries (COFI) today welcomed the Government of B.C.’s s fifth consecutive balanced budget which provides some tax relief to encourage competitiveness and a continued commitment to expand our…

COFI Announces Winners of Forestry Photo Contest

Vancouver, B.C. – The Council of Forest Industries (COFI), with media partner Canadian Forest Industries (CFI) Magazine and prize sponsor London Drugs, today announced the winners of the Forestry Photo Contest.

“The photos we received truly captured the story…

BC’s Forest Sector Welcomes Tax Competitiveness Commission Report

Vancouver, BC – The Council of Forest Industries (COFI) welcomed today’s release of the report by the Commission on Tax Competitiveness, an independent panel established earlier this year to consult and review B.C.’s corporate tax structure and develop…