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Driving Canadian Growth in the Global Chemisty Sector - Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

July 11 2017

The global chemistry industry is a story of innovation and incredible growth, well in excess of global GDP growth rates. While provinces have prioritized the chemistry sector for economic growth, Canada has largely been unable to capitalize on the opportunity in the absence of dedicated federal...

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Modernizing NAFTA - Submission to Global Affairs Canada

July 11 2017

Modernization of NAFTA is an opportunity to address inefficiencies and upgrade the agreement to reflect technological advances and incorporate procedures adopted or proposed since the Agreement came into force in 1994.  For the chemistry industry, and for the broader economy, it has the potential...

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CIAC Submission on the 30-Day Public Consultation on Updated Transport Canada Standard TP14877

June 06 2017

CIAC is supportive of Transport Canada's efforts to update the TP14877 Standard. Of key importance to CIAC are the efforts made toward increased harmonization, clarification, and continuous improvements that support public safety. After reviewing the proposed amendments in the Containers for...

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CN Rail Strike - letter from Chemistry Industry to government

May 29 2017

Dear Minister Hajdu:

I am writing to you on behalf of the member-companies of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) who are deeply concerned about the potential for strike activity and work stoppage at the Canadian National Railway (CN) that could begin as early as May 30, 2017.


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CIAC Submission on the Enhancing the Regulatory Framework for Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAPs): Consultation Document on Proposed Amendments to Part 7 of the TDG Regulations and Associated Guidance Material

April 28 2017

Overall, CIAC is supportive of Transport Canada's efforts to amend Part 7 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations to clarify its expectations for stakeholders and agrees that the ERAP program plays a key role in protecting the safety of the public and first responders. Additionally,...

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March 30 2017

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) provides this submission in response to the Government of Canada’s review of the National Energy Board’s (NEB) structure, role, and mandate under the National Energy Board Act. This review is being undertaken under a broader Government of Canada...

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