Entries by Don Fusco

Working with the new Ontario government to promote its ‘open for business’ mandate

CIAC welcomes the new Ontario government and has provided recommendations consistent with the government’s expressed mandate to make Ontario again open for business. CIAC strongly asserts that it is imperative to eliminate or reform legislation, regulations and programs which add costs to government and business and provide little or no benefit to society, the economy […]

Reinforcing competitiveness and cluster strengths to Ontario Progressive Conservative MPPs

On May 2, CIAC and Canadian Fuels Association met with local Ontario Progressive Conservative MPPs Bob Bailey (Sarnia-Lambton) and Monte McNaughton (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex and Critic for Economic Development and Growth) to reinforce competitiveness and the strength of the integrated refining and chemistry sector in Sarnia-Lambton, Ontario. In the lead up to the June 7, provincial election, […]

CIAC supportive of Ontario’s move to modernize sulphur dioxide operating conditions

CIAC recently submitted recommendations in response to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change’s Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) posting relating to air emissions of sulphur dioxide and transitional operating conditions. CIAC’s comments support the Ministry’s effort to modernize the Ambient Air Quality Criteria (AAQC) and Air Standards for SO2 and provide more clarification on requirements for assessing operating conditions in O. Reg. 419/05. 

CIAC hosts Ontario Leadership Group with key government officials

On October 3, the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) hosted the Ontario East/West Leadership Group and Economic Development Advocacy Day in Toronto.

MPPs shed light on their parties’ economic development plans and policies to support competitiveness, growth and investment attraction for manufacturing, specifically the chemistry industry, as preparations for the June 2018 election unfold.

Ontario’s Red Tape Challenge – Have you made your submission?

On August 1, 2017, the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) provided comments to the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth Red Tape Challenge consultation of the chemical manufacturing sector. 

CIAC strongly urges member-companies to help raise the profile of the Association’s comments and recommendations by creating your own user profile and providing your support, anecdotes and company stories along with those posted by CIAC.