Entries by Devon Babin

CIAC supports Ontario’s recognition of employers achieving high standards of workplace safety

CIAC welcomed the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development announcement November 22 to formally recognize employers who successfully implement health and safety programs in their workplaces in Ontario. CIAC and its members are committed to achieving the highest standards of workplace safety. Through CIAC’s Responsible Care® initiative, each member-company has a systematic approach […]

CIAC Supports Ontario Bill 132 Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2019

On November 25, 2019, CIAC addressed the Standing Committee on General Government during hearings on Bill 132. “CIAC is pleased to see the Ontario government streamline duplicate regulations for the chemical manufacturing sector while maintaining protections for Canadians’ health and the environment,” said Don Fusco, CIAC Director, Government and Stakeholder Relations, Ontario. “These measures will […]

IPL/NAIT enter research partnership, looking for opportunities to reuse and recycle plastic in Canada

November 26 CIAC members Inter Pipeline (IPL) and The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) announced a partnership to research opportunities to reuse and recycle plastic in Canada. The 10-year agreement, known as Plastics Research in Action (PRIA), will be funded by a $10 million commitment from IPL, which represents the largest applied research partnership […]

CIAC very pleased to see tentative deal reached to end CN strike

November 26, 2019 The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) is very pleased to see the conditional agreement between Canadian National Railway (CN) and Teamsters Canada to renew the collective agreement for over 3,000 conductors, trainpersons and yard workers. CIAC believes CN and Teamsters Canada came to the correct decision while under tremendous pressure from […]

Chemistry industry urges government and CN to work together to get goods moving again

November 19, 2019 OTTAWA – The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) urges the Government of Canada, Canadian National Railway (CN) and Teamsters Canada to work together to prevent serious damage to the Canadian economy and get critical goods moving in Canada again. “The current work stoppage is extremely detrimental to the Canadian economy and […]

Canadian plastics and chemistry associations to create new combined plastics division

Advocacy efforts to focus on building a circular economy for plastics November 13, 2019 The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) today announced they are joining forces to create a new plastics division to be housed within the CIAC. Pending CIAC and CPIA Board and member approval, the […]

CIAC pleased to see chemistry as an integral part of Alberta’s climate and emissions management strategy

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) is pleased to see that with the tabling of Bill 19, the Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction Act (TIER), the Alberta government continues the province’s history of leadership on carbon pricing frameworks. Alberta was the first jurisdiction in North American to apply a price on industrial greenhouse gas […]

CIAC applauds further Ontario government actions to cut unnecessary red tape

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) congratulates the Ontario government and the Honourable Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, on the release of its latest regulatory burden reduction action. “CIAC firmly supports the Ontario Government’s commitment to streamline duplicate regulations that impact the competitiveness of the chemical manufacturing,” said […]

Lively discussion on plastic waste, industry investments at 20th Annual Alberta Chemistry Day

CIAC held its 20th annual Alberta Chemistry Day October 16, welcoming nearly 100 delegates to the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald in Edmonton. Isabelle Des Chênes, Executive Vice President at CIAC moderated a panel on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) – Closing the Loop on Plastic Waste in Alberta with panelists: Ronda Goulden – Associate Deputy Minister, Policy […]