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CIAC concerned with implications of hazard-based recommendations for CEPA 1999

June 15 2017, OTTAWA

Today, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development released its report on the Review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA). The report provides 87 wide ranging recommendations – both in subject matter and in scope – reflecting the nature of...

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Chemistry industry urges government to initiate an action plan in the event of a CN strike

May 29 2017, OTTAWA

In a letter sent today to the federal government, the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) expressed concern about the imminent strike at CN that could begin as early as May 30, 2017.

“Daily chemistry industry shipments on the Canadian National Railway (CN) network are estimated at $25...

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The Chemistry Industry Commends Transport Minister for his Leadership and Commitment to a transparent, fair, efficient and safer freight rail system

May 17 2017, OTTAWA

Yesterday, Transport Minister Marc Garneau introduced Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act, in the House of Commons.  This Bill was informed by over a year of consultation with stakeholders, including Canada’s chemistry industry.

The Bill places a significant focus on the role...

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ONTARIO’S BUDGET 2017 RECOGNIZES CHEMISTRY AS A STRONG SECTOR IN THE ECONOMY

April 28 2017, OTTAWA

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) congratulates the Minister of Finance, Charles Sousa, on delivering on his commitment to achieve a balanced budget in fiscal year 2017-18 and invest in health, education and infrastructure. 

While the budget did not outline any new programs for...

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CHEMISTRY2017—SOLUTIONS4CANADIANS CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS CONTRIBUTIONS CHEMISTRY MAKES TO OUR EVERYDAY LIVES

April 19 2017, TORONTO

Clean drinking water. Life-saving chemotherapy drugs.  Energy efficient homes. Food packaging. Our everyday needs demand chemistry solutions. 

Canadian chemistry companies represent a new generation of thinking, with a commitment to providing solutions for Canadians and the world. Today, the...

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Budget 2017: a missed opportunity to advance chemistry sector investments and innovation

March 22 2017, Ottawa

On March 22, 2017, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the government’s second deficit budget since their election in October 2015. Overall, Budget 2017 shows that government spending will continue to increase, with no plan to return to a balanced budget.  However, a decline is projected...

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