Registration - In-house Corporation
NOVA Chemicals Corporation / Todd Karran, President and Chief Executive Officer
Version 55 of 55 (2020-01-15 to present)
- Aboriginal Affairs
- Economic Development
- Financial Institutions
- International Relations
- International Trade
- Science and Technology
- Taxation and Finance
Subject Matter Details
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit
- Looking at government financial support for potential expansion of Canadian facilities.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution
- The treatment of plastics under CEPA and/or other regulatory mechanisms.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution, Policies or Program, Regulation
- Pipelines – federal oversight of pipelines through Canada and the handling of natural gas liquids (NGLs).
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution, Regulation
- Canada Transportation Act – NOVA Chemicals remains vigilant of provisions in the Transportation Act ensuring reliability and stability of rail service servicing NOVA Chemicals’ ethylene/polyethylene facilities, and co-products such as butane and propylene.
- Possible legislation to be introduced dealing with climate change; Regulatory Framework for Air Emissions – proposed changes to the Clean Air Act and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) regarding the impact of federal legislation on climate change and the competitiveness of the petrochemicals sector.
- Pursue eligibility of planned projects under the Technology Fund provision (precertification) of the Regulatory Framework for Air Emissions.
Policies or Program
- Canada's policies governing GHGs and other emissions as it relates to petrochemical/chemistry facilities. Canada’s policies to incent more private sector investment in research and development to combat climate change. Overall investment climate for petrochemicals in Canada versus competing jurisdictions.
- Immigration - measures or provisions of interest would be in reference to VISA applications.
- NOVA Chemicals will be seeking proactive federal policy that recognizes the importance of value-add in the energy supply chain and accruing maximum benefits from energy resources and projects for the benefit of Canadians.
- Rail Transportation - to mitigate the risks of reliability to rail service which is an important mode of product shipment, due to strikes or other similar events.
- Seeking information and eligibility requirements on the Investing in Business Growth and Productivity (IBGP) funding being made available through the Southern Ontario Prosperity Initiatives.
- Tax Policy – we continue to pursue accelerated Capital Cost Allowance (CCA) to strengthen the viability of capital projects (eg. writing off / depreciation of existing assets).
- The federal government’s approach to value-add in the energy sector, and ways this may impact the export of energy products to foreign markets.
Policies or Program, Regulation
- Potential National Energy Board regulation of former NOVA Gas Transmission Limited pipeline, and consideration of how NGLs will be handled, and streaming of lean gas.
- Continue to engage the Government of Canada re: forthcoming regulations governing Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, and air emissions other than GHG in the longer-term.
- Written communication
- Oral communication
- Bank of Canada
- Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB)
- Canadian Energy Regulator (CER)
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
- Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT)
- Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA)
- Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC)
- Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
- Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
- Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev)
- Finance Canada (FIN)
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
- Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
- Health Canada (HC)
- House of Commons
- Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
- Infrastructure Canada (INFC)
- Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)
- Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
- Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
- Privy Council Office (PCO)
- Senate of Canada
- Transport Canada (TC)
- Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
In-house Corporation Details
Description of activities
NOVA Chemicals produces plastics and chemicals that are essential to everyday life. Our current businesses and joint ventures focus on ethylene and polyethylene and Performance Styrenic Polymers. We develop value-added products and technology for customers worldwide that produce consumer, industrial and packaging products.
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration
Todd Karran, President and Chief Executive Officer
End date of the last completed financial year: 2018-12-31
|Government Institution||Funding Received in Last Financial Year||Funding Expected in Current Financial Year|
|Government of Ontario - Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade||$20,000,000.00||No|
|Innovation, Science and Economic Development - Strategic Innovation Fund||$28,450,000.00||Yes|
In-house Corporation Contact Information
1000 Seventh Avenue SW
PO Box 2518, Station M
Calgary, AB T2P 5C6
Fax number: 403-750-4870
Parent Company Information
- NOVA Chemicals Holding GmbH
Wagramer StraBe 17-19
- Wagramer StraBe 17-19
Subsidiary Beneficiary Information
- NOVA Research and Technology Centre
2928 16 Street N.E.
Calgary, AB T2E 7K7
- 2928 16 Street N.E.
List of Senior Officers whose lobbying activities represent less than 20% of their Duties
- Julie Beck, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer | No public offices held
- Todd Karran, President and Chief Executive Officer | No public offices held
- Arnel Santos, Senior Vice President, Innovatioin, Operations and Government Relations | No public offices held
- John Thayer, Senior Vice President, Polyethylene | No public offices held
- Rakesh Vermani, Senior Vice President, Olefins and Feedstocks | No public offices held
List of Senior Officers and Employees whose lobbying activities represent 20% or more of their Duties
- James Baldwin, Leader, Responsible Care | No public offices held
- Patrick Bias, Vice President, Projects & Engineering | No public offices held
- Adrian Cassola, Team Leader, Product Integrity | No public offices held
- Jim Dixon, Leader, Operations MW | No public offices held
- Ken Faulkner, Director Government Relations | No public offices held
- Richard Gilmer, Tax Compliance Coordinator | No public offices held
- Becky Horvath, Corporate Environmental Affairs Manager | No public offices held
- Heidi Ladanchuk, Occupational Hygiene Coordinator ME | No public offices held
- Shane Lamden, Senior Environmental Advisor | No public offices held
- Pace Markowitz, Director, Ventures | No public offices held
- Sarah Marshall, Director of Sustainability | No public offices held
- Peter Masterman, VP Purchasing & Logistics | No public offices held
- Linda Santry, Technical Advisor Product Regulations | No public offices held
- Ken Sonnenberg, Senior Advisor, Regulatory Com | No public offices held