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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. 


  • Performance

    May 27, 2024

    [Podcast] Navigating 2023’s forestry challenges and charting the course for 2024

    How can you chart your forestry company’s path forward in 2024? MNP’s Chris Duncan provides valuable insights on the Canadian Forest Industries (CFI) podcast.

  • Progress

    April 14, 2023

    The variables that affect the valuation of your forestry business

    Want to get a clear and accurate picture of your forestry business's valuation? You should be mindful of several nuances in this industry.

  • Progress

    February 09, 2022

    Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) High-emission sectors and decarbonizing our economy

    ESG is sitting center stage for governments, capital markets, business, consumers, and a host of other stakeholders. As a business, you need to keep up with ESG changes, trends and directions or risk being left behind.

Contact Our Forestry and Forest Products Team

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.