Press Releases

CIAC Delivers Pre-Budget Submission, Focuses on Economic Recovery and Cooperation

August 10, 2020/by Devon Babin

CIAC Welcomes Elena Mantagaris to Lead New Plastics Division

July 20, 2020/by Devon Babin

Chemistry Industry Lauds Alberta’s Plan to Attract Investment, Create Petrochemical Powerhouse

July 9, 2020/by Devon Babin

CIAC Launches New Plastics Division to Lead the Way on a Circular Economy for Plastics

July 2, 2020/by Devon Babin

CIAC statement on the passing of John Vincett

April 9, 2020/by Devon Babin

Industry groups come together to support Canada’s food banks

April 9, 2020/by Devon Babin

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

March 26, 2020/by Devon Babin

Canada’s Leading Business Organizations Call on Government to Protect Jobs and Postpone Non-Essential New Measures

March 25, 2020/by Devon Babin

Canada’s Chemistry Sector – Critical to Canada’s Economy and Public Safety

March 18, 2020/by Devon Babin

Chemistry Industry Association of Canada: COVID-19 Response

March 17, 2020/by Devon Babin

Chemistry Industry Association of Canada and Canadian Plastics Industry Association join forces, lead the way to eliminate plastic waste

February 24, 2020/by Devon Babin

Chemistry and Plastics Industries’ Statement on the Government of Canada’s “Draft Science Assessment of Plastic Pollution”

February 5, 2020/by Devon Babin

CIAC member Pyrowave receives $3.3M from Innovation, Science and Industry Canada

January 20, 2020/by Devon Babin

Canada’s chemistry sector commits to enhancing engagement with Indigenous communities

January 20, 2020/by Devon Babin

Executives from U.S., Canadian, and Mexican chemical industries reaffirm support for new North American Free Trade Agreement

January 16, 2020/by Devon Babin

CIAC receives funding from Transport Canada to support railway safety across Canada

January 7, 2020/by Devon Babin

Competitiveness and Investment in Alberta: A View from the Chemistry Industry

December 13, 2019/by Devon Babin

CIAC Welcomes CUSMA Agreement

December 12, 2019/by Devon Babin

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

November 26, 2019/by Devon Babin

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

November 19, 2019/by Devon Babin

Canadian plastics and chemistry associations to create new combined plastics division

November 13, 2019/by Devon Babin

Ontario Fall Economic Statement addresses business competitiveness

November 7, 2019/by Devon Babin

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

October 31, 2019/by Devon Babin

CIAC applauds further Ontario government actions to cut unnecessary red tape

October 30, 2019/by Devon Babin

CIAC welcomes Alberta Government’s announcement to continue building on the success of the Petrochemicals Diversification Program

October 24, 2019/by Devon Babin

CIAC welcomes new members Cabot and Wanhua Chemical as well as new associate members Bagwell Supply and Lexon Projects

October 22, 2019/by Devon Babin

CIAC welcomes new Chair and Vice-Chair to CIAC Board of Directors

October 17, 2019/by Devon Babin

CIAC welcomes Ontario Government’s announcement transitioning blue box recycling to producers

August 15, 2019/by Devon Babin

Chemistry industry seeks innovation fund for plastics recycling technology in federal pre-budget submission

August 6, 2019/by Devon Babin

CIAC and CPIA aligned with the key focus areas of CCME’s Action Plan on Zero Plastic Waste

June 28, 2019/by Devon Babin

Canada’s chemistry and plastics industries share federal government’s concerns about mismanagement of plastic waste

June 10, 2019/by Devon Babin

Canada’s chemistry and plastics industries making strides to tackle plastic waste

June 6, 2019/by Devon Babin

On World Environment Day, CIAC highlights its members’ commitment to reducing air pollution through Responsible Care®

June 5, 2019/by Devon Babin

Polystyrene recycler Pyrowave joins CIAC as full member

June 4, 2019/by Devon Babin

CIAC congratulates INEOS Styrolution and GreenMantra for their joint development agreement to advance polystyrene chemical recycling

May 2, 2019/by Devon Babin

CIAC congratulates Merit and Chair’s awards to kick off Good Chemistry 2019

May 1, 2019/by Devon Babin

CIAC welcomes $49M federal contribution to CKPC’s investment

April 26, 2019/by Devon Babin

CIAC pleased Ontario budget includes measures supporting growth in chemistry sector

April 12, 2019/by Devon Babin

Natural gas costs to double for chemistry industry under the proposed Clean Fuel Standard

April 9, 2019/by Devon Babin

Ontario Bill 66 receives Royal Assent

April 4, 2019/by Don Fusco

MEDIA ADVISORY: Chemistry industry to raise concerns on the duplicative Clean Fuel Standard

April 4, 2019/by Devon Babin

CIAC welcomes new member Procter & Gamble Canada

March 25, 2019/by Devon Babin

CIAC responds to the 2019 Quebec provincial budget

March 25, 2019/by Yves Hamelin

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology joins CIAC as associate member

March 20, 2019/by Jeff Stevens

CIAC applauds $49M federal contribution to Inter Pipeline’s investment

March 7, 2019/by Devon Babin

CIAC welcomes new member, Styrolution Canada Limited

March 7, 2019/by Devon Babin

CIAC congratulates Nauticol Energy for its $2B investment in Alberta methanol plant

February 20, 2019/by Devon Babin

Chemistry Industry: Committed to a Zero Plastic Waste Future

February 19, 2019/by Devon Babin

CIAC welcomes CKPC’s $4.5 billion investment in Alberta

February 4, 2019/by Devon Babin

Chemistry sector commits to combatting plastic waste with US$1B investment

January 16, 2019/by Devon Babin

Strong growth in 2018, cautious optimism for 2019, Canadian chemistry industry survey shows

December 18, 2018/by Devon Babin

Ontario government’s efforts to streamline regulation for the chemistry industry welcomed by CIAC

December 7, 2018/by Devon Babin

CIAC welcomes the Ontario government’s environment plan for the province

November 30, 2018/by Devon Babin

CIAC welcomes Strategy on Zero Plastic Waste

November 26, 2018/by Devon Babin

Federal government signals its commitment to ensuring Canada’s competitiveness in Fall Economic Statement

November 21, 2018/by Devon Babin

CIAC welcomes enhanced support for petrochemical upgrading in Alberta

November 20, 2018/by Devon Babin

Ontario government’s Fall Economic Statement a positive step for encouraging investment

November 16, 2018/by Devon Babin

CIAC welcomes New Chair and Vice Chair to its Board of Directors

October 18, 2018/by Devon Babin

CIAC pleased to see its recommendations included in new North American trade agreement

October 3, 2018/by Devon Babin

CIAC supportive of recommendations in Commissioner’s status report update on toxic substances

October 2, 2018/by Devon Babin

CIAC welcomes new member, Praxair Canada Inc.

October 2, 2018/by Devon Babin

Plastic makers endorse new G7 Innovation Challenge to address marine plastic litter

September 28, 2018/by Devon Babin

CIAC welcomes Government response to CEPA amendment recommendations

July 3, 2018/by Devon Babin

Generation Energy Council report highlights chemistry’s role in Canada’s low-carbon energy future

June 28, 2018/by Devon Babin

Canada’s chemistry industry welcomes the Railway Safety Act Review Report

June 12, 2018/by Devon Babin

Canadian plastics and chemistry industries support ocean focus of new G7 Plastics Charter

June 10, 2018/by Devon Babin

CIAC welcomes new member, Inter Pipeline, as well as new Responsible Care partner, Source Energy and new associate member, Wood

June 7, 2018/by Devon Babin

Canadian plastics and chemistry industries set ambitious targets to reuse, recycle or recover 100% of plastics packaging by 2040

June 4, 2018/by Devon Babin

Chemistry industry urges government to take action to get people and goods moving again

May 30, 2018/by Devon Babin

CIAC looks to bill C-49 to deliver on promises

May 23, 2018/by Devon Babin

Canada’s low-carbon future needs chemistry industry solutions, CIAC report shows

April 30, 2018/by Devon Babin

CIAC PLEASED ONTARIO BUDGET INCLUDES NEW INVESTMENTS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND INNOVATION

March 29, 2018/by Devon Babin

ALBERTA BUDGET SUPPORTS CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY GROWTH THROUGH INVESTMENT

March 23, 2018/by Devon Babin

CIAC TAKES ACTION TO REDUCE MARINE LITTER ON WORLD WATER DAY

March 22, 2018/by Devon Babin

INVESTMENTS IN FEEDSTOCK INFRASTRUCTURE KEY TO GROWTH OF ALBERTA’S LOW CARBON CHEMISTRY SECTOR

March 12, 2018/by Devon Babin

ALBERTA’S ENERGY DIVERSIFICATION ACT WILL FACILITATE INVESTMENT IN THE CHEMISTRY SECTOR

March 9, 2018/by Devon Babin

ALBERTA ENERGY DIVERSIFICATION RECOMMENDATIONS SERVE AS MODEL FOR REST OF CANADA

February 26, 2018/by Devon Babin

CIAC APPLAUDS $35 MILLION FEDERAL CONTRIBUTION TO NOVA CHEMICALS’ $2.2 BILLION CANADIAN INVESTMENT

January 23, 2018/by Devon Babin

CIAC WELCOMES INTER PIPELINE’S $3.5 BILLION INVESTMENT IN ALBERTA

December 18, 2017/by Devon Babin

STRONG PRODUCT PRICING AND STABLE SALES FOR INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS IN 2017, CONDITIONS RIPE FOR GROWTH

December 13, 2017/by Devon Babin

CIAC: NOVA CHEMICALS’ $2 BILLION ONTARIO INVESTMENT BRINGS CANADIAN INNOVATION TO NORTH AMERICAN MARKETPLACE

December 8, 2017/by Devon Babin

CIAC WELCOMES NEW MEMBER, CANADA KUWAIT PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION

November 14, 2017/by Devon Babin

ONTARIO CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY WELCOMES COMPREHENSIVE AIR QUALITY STUDY IN SARNIA

October 18, 2017/by Devon Babin

CIAC CONGRATULATES MERIT AND CHAIR’S AWARD WINNERS FOR 2017

October 18, 2017/by Devon Babin

CIAC WELCOMES CONSULTATION ON CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT POST-2020

October 6, 2017/by Devon Babin

CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY LEADS THE WAY TO WIN-WIN-WIN NAFTA OUTCOMES

September 11, 2017/by Devon Babin

U.S. AND CANADA CHEMISTRY ASSOCIATIONS PARTNER TO ENHANCE SAFE CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT IN NORTH AMERICA

August 10, 2017/by Devon Babin

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

July 5, 2017/by Kara Edwards

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

July 5, 2017/by Devon Babin

CIAC CONCERNED WITH IMPLICATIONS OF HAZARD-BASED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CEPA 1999

June 15, 2017/by Devon Babin

CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY URGES GOVERNMENT TO INITIATE AN ACTION PLAN IN THE EVENT OF A CN STRIKE

May 29, 2017/by Devon Babin

THE CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY COMMENDS TRANSPORT MINISTER FOR HIS LEADERSHIP AND COMMITMENT TO A TRANSPARENT, FAIR, EFFICIENT AND SAFER FREIGHT RAIL SYSTEM

May 17, 2017/by Devon Babin

ONTARIO’S BUDGET 2017 RECOGNIZES CHEMISTRY AS A STRONG SECTOR IN THE ECONOMY

April 28, 2017/by Devon Babin

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

April 19, 2017/by Devon Babin

BUDGET 2017: A MISSED OPPORTUNITY TO ADVANCE CHEMISTRY SECTOR INVESTMENTS AND INNOVATION

March 22, 2017/by Devon Babin

CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY SEES MANUFACTURING GROWTH KEY TO ECONOMIC RECOVERY IN ALBERTA BUDGET 2017

March 17, 2017/by Devon Babin

CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY THANKS FIRST RESPONDERS INVOLVED IN HWY 401 CHEMICAL SPILL

March 15, 2017/by Devon Babin

NORTH AMERICAN CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS RELEASE JOINT STATEMENT ON PRIORITIES FOR POTENTIAL NAFTA MODERNIZATION

March 1, 2017/by Devon Babin

SLUGGISH BUT STABLE YEAR FOR INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS IN 2016, PROMISING PROSPECTS FOR 2017

December 12, 2016/by Devon Babin

ALBERTA AND CHEMISTRY SECTOR PARTNER FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH

December 6, 2016/by Devon Babin

SAFER, GREENER, MORE COMPETITIVE – CIAC WELCOMES MINISTER GARNEAU’S TRANSPORTATION 2030 STRATEGY

November 4, 2016/by Devon Babin

CETA IS A TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY FOR CANADA’S CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY

November 2, 2016/by Devon Babin

CIAC WELCOMES FINANCE MINISTER MORNEAU’S FALL ECONOMIC STATEMENT

November 2, 2016/by Devon Babin

CIAC HONOURS 2016 ANNUAL AWARDS WINNERS

October 19, 2016/by Devon Babin

ALBERTA CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY KEY TO MEETING THE PROVINCE’S CLIMATE LEADERSHIP PLAN OBJECTIVES

June 11, 2016/by Devon Babin

THE CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY: A KEY CONTRIBUTOR TO ACHIEVING ONTARIO’S CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION PLAN OBJECTIVES

June 9, 2016/by Devon Babin

CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY APPLAUDS GOVERNMENT’S SUPPORT FOR FINAL PHASE OF THE CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT PLAN

May 31, 2016/by Devon Babin

ONTARIO BUDGET SHOWS SUPPORT FOR MANUFACTURING INVESTMENT

February 26, 2016/by Devon Babin

CIAC EFFORTS SEE CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY CONCERNS ADDRESSED IN CTA REVIEW

February 25, 2016/by Devon Babin

ALBERTA MOVES TO SEIZE VALUE-ADD OPPORTUNITIES WITH NEW PETROCHEMICALS DIVERSIFICATION PROGRAM

February 1, 2016/by Devon Babin

CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY WELCOMES RECOMMENDATIONS IN ALBERTA’S ROYALTY REVIEW PANEL REPORT

January 29, 2016/by Devon Babin

RECORD-HIGH EXPORTS AND STRONG PROFITS FOR INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS IN 2015

December 9, 2015/by Devon Babin

ANNOUNCING TWO NEW APPOINTMENTS AT THE CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

December 1, 2015/by Devon Babin

CANADA’S CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY SUPPORTS A BALANCED APPROACH TO CLIMATE CHANGE

November 19, 2015/by Devon Babin

CIAC’S AWARDS NIGHT HONOURS LEADERS IN CANADA’S CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY

October 23, 2015/by Devon Babin

CANADA’S CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY WELCOMES TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

October 5, 2015/by Devon Babin

BOB MASTERSON SELECTED AS INCOMING PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

September 10, 2015/by Devon Babin

CIAC SUPPORTIVE OF NEW FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STANDARDS FOR GHG EMISSIONS REDUCTION

May 15, 2015/by Devon Babin

CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY SUPPORTS ONTARIO’S COMMITMENT TO BUSINESS COMPETITIVENESS

April 24, 2015/by Devon Babin

CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY MARKS EARTH DAY WITH RELEASE OF ANNUAL RESPONSIBLE CARE® REPORT

April 22, 2015/by Devon Babin

FEDERAL BUDGET STRENGTHENS THE BUSINESS CASE FOR INVESTMENT IN CANADA’S CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY

April 21, 2015/by Devon Babin

CIAC ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE 2015 SHARE* AWARDS

April 21, 2015/by Devon Babin

FEDERAL BUDGET STRENGTHENS THE BUSINESS CASE FOR INVESTMENT IN CANADA’S CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY

April 21, 2015/by Devon Babin

CIAC MEMBERS WILL WORK CLOSELY WITH GOVERNMENT TO DEVELOP ONTARIO’S NEW CAP-AND-TRADE SYSTEM

April 13, 2015/by Devon Babin

CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY APPLAUDS CANADIAN GOVERNMENT’S DECISION TO ISSUE HARMONIZED REGULATIONS

February 12, 2015/by Devon Babin

CANADIAN CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY HAD A STRONG YEAR IN 2014, INVESTING FOR GROWTH IN 2015

December 15, 2014/by Devon Babin

THE CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF CANADA’S 2014 CHAIRMAN AND MERIT AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

October 22, 2014/by Devon Babin

CANADA’S TRANSCAER® INITIATIVE HAS A NEW LOOK AND A NEW WEBSITE

June 26, 2014/by Devon Babin

CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY WELCOMES REVIEW OF THE CANADA TRANSPORTATION ACT

June 25, 2014/by Devon Babin

CIAC ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE 2014 SAFETY AWARDS

June 5, 2014/by Devon Babin

BUDGET RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT ONTARIO’S FUTURE COMPETITIVENESS, CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY SAYS

May 1, 2014/by Devon Babin

CIAC PRESIDENT RICHARD PATON AWARDED SCI CANADA MEDAL

April 3, 2014/by Devon Babin

CANADIAN SHIPPERS SEEKING WAYS TO WORK WITH RAILWAYS TO ADDRESS TRANSPORTATION CHALLENGES

April 1, 2014/by Devon Babin

CIAC WINS PRESTIGIOUS GLOBE AWARD FOR SUSTAINABLE LEADERSHIP

March 28, 2014/by Devon Babin

CANADA’S CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY WELCOMES TRADE AGREEMENT WITH SOUTH KOREA

March 11, 2014/by Devon Babin

NEW REPORT EXAMINES CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY’S SAFETY, RESOURCE-CONSERVATION AND EMISSIONS PERFORMANCE

February 19, 2014/by Devon Babin

FEDERAL BUDGET ANNOUNCEMENT WILL FACILITATE TRADE AND ENSURE WORKPLACE SAFETY, CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY SAYS

February 12, 2014/by Devon Babin

CANADA’S CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY REPORTS RECORD PROFITS, STRONG INVESTMENT INTENTIONS FOR 2014

December 16, 2013/by Devon Babin

CIAC PRESSES ALBERTA FOR TRANSPARENT NATURAL GAS LIQUIDS REPORTING

November 29, 2013/by Devon Babin

TRANSPORT CANADA RECOGNIZES CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY’S RESPONSIBLE CARE® INITIATIVE AS A MODEL OF TRANSPARENCY IN DANGEROUS GOODS TRANSPORTATION

November 20, 2013/by Devon Babin

CIAC ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF ITS 2013 MERIT, CHAIRMAN’S AND OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AWARDS

October 23, 2013/by Devon Babin

BUDGET MOVES ONTARIO IN THE RIGHT FISCAL DIRECTION, CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY SAYS

May 3, 2013/by Devon Babin

GOVERNMENT’S EXTENSION OF THE ACCA COMES AT A CRITICAL TIME, CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY SAYS

March 21, 2013/by Devon Babin

CANADA’S CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY RECOMMENDS KEY CHANGES TO GET BILL C-52 BACK ON TRACK

February 26, 2013/by Devon Babin

CANADA’S CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF REDUCING EMISSIONS

February 19, 2013/by Devon Babin

CANADIAN CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY’S INVESTMENT OUTLOOK BULLISH FOR 2013

December 12, 2012/by Devon Babin

CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY WELCOMES FEDERAL BILL AIMED AT IMPROVING RAIL PERFORMANCE

December 11, 2012/by Devon Babin

CIAC SUPPORTS CANADA-JAPAN ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

November 26, 2012/by Devon Babin

CANADIAN CHEMISTRY SECTOR POISED FOR SIGNIFICANT GROWTH

October 25, 2012/by Devon Babin

SARNIA-LAMBTON CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY POISED TO ATTRACT $2.5 BILLION IN INVESTMENT OVER COMING DECADE

June 25, 2012/by Devon Babin

MEDIA ADVISORY – MINISTER BRAD DUGUID TO VISIT SARNIA ON JUNE 25TH

June 19, 2012/by Devon Babin

CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY APPLAUDS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S ACTION TO END CP STRIKE

May 28, 2012/by Devon Babin

CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY RELEASES LATEST REDUCING EMISSIONS REPORT

March 1, 2012/by Devon Babin

CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY WELCOMES NEW CANADA-U.S. BORDER ACTION PLANS

December 7, 2011/by Devon Babin

YEAR END SURVEY 2011 – OUTLOOK FOR 2012

December 6, 2011/by Devon Babin

CANADA POST TO CELEBRATE CANADIAN CHEMIST JOHN POLANYI AND THE 2011 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF CHEMISTRY

November 27, 2011/by Devon Babin

HARPER GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES PHASE TWO OF THE CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT PLAN: CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY RESPONDS

October 3, 2011/by Devon Babin

THE ACCA: A TAX CHANGE THAT’S A WIN-WIN FOR CANADA AND THE BUSINESS OF CHEMISTRY

June 6, 2011/by Devon Babin

CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY APPLAUDS SUGGESTED RAIL FREIGHT SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS

March 18, 2011/by Devon Babin

CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY CUTS EMISSIONS DURING 2009 RECESSION

February 28, 2011/by Devon Babin

LIGHTS, CAMERA …CHEMISTRY!

February 20, 2011/by Devon Babin

CANADIAN DISCOVERIES CELEBRATED DURING THE 2011 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF CHEMISTRY

January 5, 2011/by Devon Babin

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