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Feds should pay more attention to Canada’s chemistry sector

By Bob Masterson      

The chemistry industry is a proven solution to all the government’s objectives and with similar federal involvement in the chemistry sector investments the Liberals will be able to tick off not only a small win for themselves, but most importantly, for Canadians.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured with Finance Minister Bill Morneau on March 22. Mr. Trudeau recently announced his government’s financial support for Ford, amounting to $1-billion in investments. That pales to the opportunities that are sitting at Mr. Morneau's and Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains’ doorstep, writes Bob Masterson. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

As the Liberal government looks to attract considerably higher rates of foreign investment into innovative sectors with high growth prospects, significantly more coordinated attention needs to be paid to Canada’s chemistry sector. There are immediate opportunities to attract more than $11-billion in investments through four global scale projects. These projects would create hundreds of jobs, drive economic growth, and help the government reach its environmental targets. It is nearly certain that none of the anticipated, nor possible future projects, will advance without the direct involvement of the Government of Canada.

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