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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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CHEMISTRY2017—SOLUTIONS4CANADIANS CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS CONTRIBUTIONS CHEMISTRY MAKES TO OUR EVERYDAY LIVES

April 19 2017, TORONTO

Clean drinking water. Life-saving chemotherapy drugs.  Energy efficient homes. Food packaging. Our everyday needs demand chemistry solutions. 

Canadian chemistry companies represent a new generation of thinking, with a commitment to providing solutions for Canadians and the world. Today, the...

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Budget 2017: a missed opportunity to advance chemistry sector investments and innovation

March 22 2017, Ottawa

On March 22, 2017, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the government’s second deficit budget since their election in October 2015. Overall, Budget 2017 shows that government spending will continue to increase, with no plan to return to a balanced budget.  However, a decline is projected...

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Chemistry industry sees manufacturing growth key to economic recovery in Alberta Budget 2017

March 17 2017, OTTAWA

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) recognizes that during the sustained economic downturn impacting Alberta, the path to balance spending and revenues depends on improved energy pricing and encouraging new growth projects in the province. New value-add manufacturing from all...

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Chemistry industry thanks first responders involved in Hwy 401 chemical spill

March 15 2017,

On behalf of the members of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC), our thoughts are with those affected by the tragic accident on Highway 401 near Brockville, Ontario yesterday that involved a chemical release.

“I especially wish to express our sincere condolences to the family who...

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