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Bob Masterson is the president and CEO of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC). To learn more about the industry’s commitment to innovation and sustainability visit: www.canadianchemistry.ca

Improving rail safety is a journey that never ends

Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | April 12, 2023
Canada's chemical industry is heavily invested in rail safety, writes Bob Masterson, president and CEO of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada. Flickr photo by Tony Hisgett
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | April 12, 2023
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | April 12, 2023
Canada's chemical industry is heavily invested in rail safety, writes Bob Masterson, president and CEO of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada. Flickr photo by Tony Hisgett
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | December 6, 2021
Jonathan Wilkinson, Steven Guilbeault, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured Nov. 19, 2020, at Ottawa's Experimental Farm. Recent actions and proposed investments by the chemistry industry align well with the ambitions of the re-elected federal Liberal government and its important environment and natural resources ministers, writes Bob Masterson, however, Ottawa could increase the certainty that these many proposals will successfully reach the final investment decision stage by paying more careful attention to the overall investment climate in Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | December 6, 2021
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | December 6, 2021
Jonathan Wilkinson, Steven Guilbeault, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured Nov. 19, 2020, at Ottawa's Experimental Farm. Recent actions and proposed investments by the chemistry industry align well with the ambitions of the re-elected federal Liberal government and its important environment and natural resources ministers, writes Bob Masterson, however, Ottawa could increase the certainty that these many proposals will successfully reach the final investment decision stage by paying more careful attention to the overall investment climate in Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | June 12, 2020
There are billions more in large-scale maintenance and other projects that have been put on hold, but will be restarted as soon as possible, writes Bob Masterson, president of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada. Photograph courtesy of Unsplash
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | June 12, 2020
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | June 12, 2020
There are billions more in large-scale maintenance and other projects that have been put on hold, but will be restarted as soon as possible, writes Bob Masterson, president of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada. Photograph courtesy of Unsplash
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | June 12, 2019
Plastics remain a vital part of the global economy and are a key product in many products and industries—but they do not belong in landfills or in our environment, writes Chemistry Industry Association head Bob Masterson. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | June 12, 2019
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | June 12, 2019
Plastics remain a vital part of the global economy and are a key product in many products and industries—but they do not belong in landfills or in our environment, writes Chemistry Industry Association head Bob Masterson. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | April 8, 2019
Despite the environmental urgency, there is a need to ensure economic considerations—to Canadian business and consumers are also factored in to ensure balanced decision making, writes Bob Masterson. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | April 8, 2019
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | April 8, 2019
Despite the environmental urgency, there is a need to ensure economic considerations—to Canadian business and consumers are also factored in to ensure balanced decision making, writes Bob Masterson. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON, MARCELO LU | February 27, 2019
A plastic bottle washed up on a beach. The plastics industry in Canada says it aims to have all plastics packaging recyclable or recoverable by 2030 and reused, recycled, or recovered by 2040. The Hill Times photograph by Kristen Shane
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON, MARCELO LU | February 27, 2019
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON, MARCELO LU | February 27, 2019
A plastic bottle washed up on a beach. The plastics industry in Canada says it aims to have all plastics packaging recyclable or recoverable by 2030 and reused, recycled, or recovered by 2040. The Hill Times photograph by Kristen Shane
The committee made 87 recommendations to amend CEPA, and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has promised a formal response to the committee’s report in the coming weeks. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The committee made 87 recommendations to amend CEPA, and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has promised a formal response to the committee’s report in the coming weeks. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | April 30, 2018
Industry stakeholders are actively working to ensure industry understands the direction of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, led by Catherine McKenna, and the ministry hears the perspectives, ideas and concerns of the industry, writes Bob Masterson. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | April 30, 2018
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | April 30, 2018
Industry stakeholders are actively working to ensure industry understands the direction of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, led by Catherine McKenna, and the ministry hears the perspectives, ideas and concerns of the industry, writes Bob Masterson. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | December 4, 2017
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna. The International Energy Agency estimates that, in aggregate, the use of innovative chemistry products results in the reduction and avoidance of 2.6 tonnes of GHGs for every tonne associated with production, use and end of life management of those products, writes Bob Masterson. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | December 4, 2017
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | December 4, 2017
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna. The International Energy Agency estimates that, in aggregate, the use of innovative chemistry products results in the reduction and avoidance of 2.6 tonnes of GHGs for every tonne associated with production, use and end of life management of those products, writes Bob Masterson. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | September 22, 2017
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Finance Minister Bill Morneau meet with U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin in advance of the start of NAFTA renegotiations earlier this summer. Bob Masterson, president and CEO of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, says since coming into force in 1994, NAFTA has facilitated 'economic growth, job creation, and enhanced co-operation in the North American chemistry industry.' Photograph courtesy of Twitter
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | September 22, 2017
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | September 22, 2017
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Finance Minister Bill Morneau meet with U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin in advance of the start of NAFTA renegotiations earlier this summer. Bob Masterson, president and CEO of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, says since coming into force in 1994, NAFTA has facilitated 'economic growth, job creation, and enhanced co-operation in the North American chemistry industry.' Photograph courtesy of Twitter
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | April 10, 2017
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
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | April 10, 2017
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | April 10, 2017
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
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | October 3, 2016
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | October 3, 2016
Opinion | BY BOB MASTERSON | October 3, 2016