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NEW STRATEGIC INNOVATION FUND WILL DRIVE MAJOR INVESTMENTS IN CANADA’S CHEMISTRY SECTOR

July 05 2017, OTTAWA

Today, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains launched the Strategic Innovation Fund, a new program to attract and support business investments across all sectors of the economy.

Announced in Budget 2017, the $1.26 billion fund is intended to attract and support...

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CIAC APPLAUDS THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW INFORMATION SYSTEM UNDER THE TRADE AND TRANSPORTATION CORRIDORS INITIATIVE

July 05 2017, OTTAWA

On July 4, Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced a $2.1 billion Trade and Transportation Corridors Initiative (TTCI) to support Canadian businesses and spur job creation. The fund will be dispersed over 11 years to strengthen Canada’s trade infrastructure, including rail networks, roads, and...

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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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