Quebec Report Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) Québec Leadership Group Meeting May 12 , 2014
Political Overview • Liberals back with a majority government: • Quebec Liberal Party 70 MP 41,5 % • PartiQuébécois 30 MP 25,4 % • Coalition avenirQuébec 20 MP23,1 % • Québec Solidaire 3 MP 7,6 % • New Prime Minister vision and challenges «Mandate is firstly one of economic and financial recovery.» • We must continue to invest in our infrastructure, • We must refocus the Government on its essential missions: health, education, and assistance to vulnerable people .
B&E committee highlights • Government priorities: • Recovery of public finances bring Quebec to a balanced budget; • Using surplus for debt reduction and the other half for tax reduction; • Reduce the tax burden to restore confidence of investors; • Review of business taxation
B&E committee highlights • Committee action plan and priorities of its interventions with the new Government; • Communication strategyand governmentrelationship; • Competitiveness Scorecard 2014-2015;
Environmental Quality Committee • Committee structure; • 2 meetings with CIAC / MDDEFP Joint Committee • 2 meetings annually • Co-chairs: Jean-Francois Roux ERCO & BertinOuellet OLIN • Link with the NEQC • Partnership with CPEQ
Environmental Quality Committee • Environmental issues: • Water policy and Regulation respecting the charges payable for the use of water; Back to square one with a new minister, David Heurtel; • Climate changes: Advisory Committee in climate change to develop a plan of action to achieve a reduction of the GHG emissions by 20% by 2020 and to develop California and Quebec a cape and trade market place.
Environmental Quality Committee • Environmental issues: • Air quality regulation; • Contaminated soils and sites; • Regulation on hazardous waste disposal • Depollution attestation; • Government Strategy on Sustainable Development 2008-2013; • BNQ 21000 before year-end.
OH&S and SHARE activities: • Co-chairs: Claude Brousseaud’Arkema et Jean Ouelletd’ErcoMondial • Last meeting: October 31th 2013 at Erco Mondial; Buckingham • Last SHARE meeting in Toronto April 16, 2014: Members for Quebec have participated via webinar
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