CIAC held its inaugural Ontario Chemistry Day on February 19, 2020, welcoming over 60 industry and government delegates to the Toronto Hilton (downtown). The event was aimed at building dialogue on common issues, better understand industry and government positions, and get to know new participants, both in industry and government.
Special thanks to all the elected members and officials from the provincial government that attended, including Bob Bailey, MPP Sarnia-Lambton; Deepak Anand, MPP Mississauga-Malton; Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP Mississauga-Lakeshore; Jim McDonell, MPP Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry / PA – Municipal Affairs; Hon. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing / MPP Leeds-Grenville; and Giles Gherson, Deputy Minister, Red Tape Reduction.
The event featured addresses by key Ministers from the Ontario government, panel discussions on the Enabling the Circular Economy to Manage Plastic Waste and Attracting New Petrochemical Investments – Learning from Alberta’s success and a keynote presentation on risk communications by recognized expert Dan Gardner.
With the success of the 2020 Ontario Chemistry Day, plans are already being made for next year’s event. Stay tuned for details.