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Forestry and Forest Products

Improve your financial position, streamline your operations, and increase confidence in decision-making with the help of advisors who understand this vital Canadian industry.

Navigating the challenges of forestry 

Canada’s forestry and forest products industry is a major part of our nation’s economy — contributing nearly 2 percent to the GDP. While this sector has seen higher-than-average labour productivity gains, it’s also an increasingly challenging industry, with operational, trade, environmental, and regulatory requirements constantly being introduced. 

Whether you run a logging company, manufacture wood products, or have a pulp and paper operation, you need to be able to respond to these changes without compromising your business goals. We have deep roots in the forestry sector and can help you develop and implement strategies to improve your financial position, streamline your operations and increase your confidence with every business decision you make. 



Insights

  • Performance

    April 26, 2011

    Financing Equipment: How Does Your Decision Impact Your Bottom Line

    Should you finance or lease that equipment? Find out some key considerations here.

  • Performance

    June 08, 2021

    Get the Most from Your Woodlot

    If you own property with a significant woodlot, you could save on taxes through the Ontario Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program.

  • Birds eye view photo of a forest
    Confidence

    May 28, 2021

    Why your forestry organization should embrace the sustainability trend

    As the sustainability conversation grows and grows, forestry organizations can embrace the change or risk being left behind.

Contact Our Forestry and Forest Products Team

Chris Duncan

Chris Duncan CPA, CA

Partner, National Leader, Forestry & Forest Products Services

Chris Duncan, CPA, CA, is a Partner and the National Leader of MNP’s Forestry and Forest Products Services group, based on Vancouver Island. Drawing on more than a decade of experience, Chris has deep industry experience delivering business advice to logging contractors, value-added wood processors and other forest industry-related businesses.

Chris grew up in a family forestry business and has a strong understanding of the challenges his clients face and the information they need to succeed. He takes every opportunity to visit his clients on location, allowing him to identify hidden opportunities and solve their business problems on the ground.

Chris helps his clients with assurance, accounting and tax while delivering industry-specific services, such as developing rate models for forestry equipment, consulting on equipment purchase decisions and developing business and tax plans for real estate development projects.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in accounting. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (CA). He is a member of the Truck Loggers Association and a columnist for Truck Logger BC Magazine.