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CAC applauds Ontario government for its commitment to low-carbon fuels

05 December 2014, Published under Cement News

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) congratulates Premier Wynne and Minister Murray for proposing new regulations to help Ontario's energy-intensive industries reduce their reliance on coal and their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. By 2020, the CAC projects that this simple regulatory change will lead to an annual reduction of up to 400,000t of direct CO2 emissions in Ontario while also enhancing the competitiveness of Ontario's economy, CAC said in a statement. "It's a major step for...

Cement Association of Canada applauds government's renewed Gas Tax Fund

20 November 2014, Published under Cement News

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) applauds the Government of Canada and the Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, the Honourable Denis Lebel, for delivering on the government's commitment to support local infrastructure priorities with the renewed Gas Tax Fund. The CAC commends the Fund's focus on core civic infrastructure projects, as this will contribute to the social ...

Quebec cement industry urges government to ensure new plant adheres to regulations

12 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Drawing attention to potential risks to the lobster fishery industry in Gaspesie, the Cement Association of Canada (CAC) today urged the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, the Honourable Gail Shea, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, and the Minister of the Environment, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, to ensure that the proposed project for a new cement plant in Port-Daniel-Gascons, Quebec not be allowed to bypass any applicable federal processes and regulations. In a state...

CAC disappointed by BC government inaction

20 February 2014, Published under Cement News

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) has expressed its extreme disappointment with the decision by the British Columbia (BC) government not to change how the carbon tax is applied to the cement sector in its 2014 budget. "The way the tax is currently structured is jeopardising the sustainability of BC's cement industry," said CAC President and CEO Michael McSweeney, said in a statement. "On behalf of our cement manufacturing members in BC, we want to express our disappointment. The unin...

Industry welcomes government investment in biofuels technology

29 June 2012, Published under Cement News

The Cement Association of Canada has applauded the  Government of Canada's announcement that it will invest almost $1million in Ontario-based Pond Biofuels towards the advancement of Canadian biofuel technology and expertise. This investment will be made under the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario's Investing in Business Innovation initiative. The contribution will help Pond Biofuels complete a pilot demonstration of a technology developed jointly with St Marys Cemen...