CPIA/CIAC Parliament Day

Tue, Oct 18, 2011 - Wed, Oct 19, 2011

The policies and actions of the federal government are critical to the Canadian plastics industry every day. We need to tell our story directly to the people in Ottawa so that they know how valuable our industry is for Canadians.

The CPIA is working in conjunction with the CIAC (Chemistry Industry Association of Canada) to coordinate a Parliament Day on October 18-19, 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario. This is a unique opportunity for you to meet members of government face to face. By working with our colleagues at CIAC, we plan to have many small group meetings with key MPs and officials. This is your opportunity to be heard. By going to Ottawa en masse we can have a profoundly positive impact on how the industry is perceived and on the policies that have an impact on us.

Our message - Plastics has a Positive Impact

Our general theme will be manufacturings role in a sustainable energy strategy: chemistry and plastics:

    • The Plastics Value Chain adds significant value to Canadian resources. From base commodities, such as natural gas, to finished goods, the value added by the Plastics Industry is huge.
    • Plastics are fundamental to energy conservation through direct energy savings such as insulation and other construction and building materials, packaging, and lightweighting vehicles. * Energy recovery - after delivering economic and social value and energy savings during their use, re-use and recycle phases, plastics can then be processed to recover their inherent energy.

    As part of any energy strategy thinking, we must put value-added plastics manufacturing jobs at the top of the list of priorities.

    The Industry Needs Your Support

    No one can speak as credibly and passionately about your business as you. Your participation is critical. Join us in Ottawa where we can be heard on October 18th and 19th!

    Please complete the registration form to participate in Parliament Day today.


    Greg Wilkinson
    President and CEO