Last week, CIAC began its first series of meeting with key ministries in the new Ontario Government. The meetings provided the opportunity to reinforce the important contributions that the chemistry sector plays in Ontario’s economy and outline pressing issues the sector is facing. President and CEO of CIAC, Bob Masterson, and Director of Government and […]
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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 […]
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 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.
On January 17, 2018, CIAC President and CEO Bob Masterson addressed Ontario’s Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs outlining the chemistry sector’s strategies for attracting new investment and increasing economic growth
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.
The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) welcomes Minister Ballard’s announcement of a comprehensive air quality and health impacts study for the Sarnia community. The Association has always been a strong advocate of such studies with both the Ontario and federal governments.