Chemistry Sector supports Ontario’s response measures to COVID-19

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) congratulates Ontario Finance Minister Rod Phillips on the tabling of Bill 188 – Economic and Fiscal Update Act, 2020 and applauds all MPPs who voted unanimously to enable a speedy approval in the Legislature.

CIAC endorses the Government of Ontario’s plan which includes extraordinary measures that provide additional resources to support health care, people, and jobs while helping reduce near-term cash flow pressures on Ontario businesses.  We believe more support will be needed in the coming weeks and look to the provinces to work together with the federal government to provide similar supports to backstop the economy as other countries have done.

“CIAC appreciates the swift work of government and MPPs from all sides in reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic. In these unprecedented times, the chemistry sector is dedicated to providing crucial products Ontarians rely on every day and ensuring Ontario weathers the storm and prospers in the long run.”
– Bob Masterson, President/CEO, CIAC

CIAC recognizes the tireless, ongoing efforts of frontline staff and first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The chemistry sector is ready to meet the challenges we will face in the coming weeks and months. CIAC is pleased to continue to work with the government to create a stronger and growing chemistry sector that benefits Ontario’s economy and environment.