Entries by Isabelle Des Chênes

Action needed to strengthen industry’s competitive edge, CIAC tells House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

Isabelle Des Chênes, Executive Vice-President of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC), testified before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance’s pre-budget consultation hearings in Edmonton Wednesday, October 17. In her address, she stated that urgent action was needed to ensure that Canada can compete with other jurisdictions for the next wave of […]

Promoting sustainability through chemistry at the G7 Ocean Partnership Summit

CIAC’s, Executive VP, Isabelle Des Chênes spoke to the benefits of plastic and the need for better waste recovery efforts in a workshop on Ocean Plastics and Marine Litter during the Ocean Partnership Summit held in conjunction with the G7 Environment, Oceans and Energy Ministers’ meetings in Halifax September 19 to 20. The workshop included […]

CIAC appears before Senate Committee studying Bill C-74 to discuss carbon-pricing legislation

Isabelle Des Chênes, CIAC Executive Vice-President, and Shannon Watt, Director of Environment and Health Policy, appeared before the Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources on May 3, 2018. Senators are conducting a pre-study of the provisions of Bill C-74, the budget implementation bill, that deal with the government’s plan to price greenhouse […]

Minister of Natural Resources challenges CIAC to write the chapter on energy value-added processing for Canada’s energy strategy

Speaking to the CIAC Board of Directors on October 17, in Ottawa, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, challenged CIAC and its members to contribute to Canada’s energy strategy by submitting the chapter on energy value-added processing.

Les faits saillants et les impacts économiques du budget du Québec pour l’industrie de la chimie

Le ministre des Finances, M. Carlos J. Leitão, a déposé le 28 mars 2017, un troisième budget équilibré consécutif axé sur la réussite éducative, la santé, les transports collectifs et la réduction du fardeau fiscal des Québécois.  Le cadre budgétaire du gouvernement reste prudent et prévoit l’équilibre budgétaire pour les cinq prochaines années.