Yet for all the focus placed on Canada as a resource-rich country, another story deserves to be told. This one talks of transformation and innovation, of adaptation in the face of adversity and of the commercialization of change. Its main character is Canada’s forest sector, a segment of the economy that is worth about US$15 billion annually, and which provides direct employment to 195,000 people.   After the Fire, Rebirth For generations, our forest sector enjoyed a great deal of success as a low-cost producer and supplier to the world. Yet in the latter part of the 2000s, a series of economic shocks changed much of the industry’s reality and its thinking. The American housing market, upon which so much of Canada’s forest exports depended, collapsed. Demand for news...