- Employment and Training
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- International Relations
- International Trade
- Regional Development
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- Science and Technology
- Taxation and Finance
Subject Matter Details
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit
- Expanding the eligibility criteria of Sustainable Development Technology Funds to cover greater alternative fuel and energy opportunities.
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit, Policies or Program
- Clean Energy Fund Program in respect of renewable and clean energy and Energy Innovation Program to support low-carbon fuels research, development and demonstration (RD&D) projects
- The Investing in Canada Plan, National Infrastructure Assessment and the Building Canada Plan: Gas Tax Fund in respect of funding to municipalities for infrastructure investments.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution
- Budget 2021/Budget 2022 in respect of measures to reduce the costs of manufacturing, including tax measures and advocacy for Accelerated Capital Cost Allowance improvements, and a proposed carbon capture investment tax credit.
- Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, relating to regulations and voluntary programs pertaining to greenhouse gas emissions and the potential development of caps on emissions or other regulatory instruments to limit emissions from industrial sources.
- Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act and related Output-Based Pricing System regulations in respect of GHG and air emissions and carbon pricing.
- National Sustainable Development Act, in respect of materials and design consideration in sustainable construction.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution, Policies or Program, Regulation
- Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act and cement and concrete industry goals to reach 'net zero' emissions reductions from concrete products
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution, Regulation
- Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 / Canadian Council of Ministers of Environment with regard to a proposed framework to improve national air quality management through a Comprehensive Air Management System (CAMS) and regarding the development and implementation of base-level industrial emissions requirements.
- Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, relating to air emissions regulations and assessment requirements for infrastructure projects.
Policies or Program
- Advocate for the design of potential future carbon border adjustment mechanism in Canada.
- Advocate for the government of Canada to negotiate a Sub-national procurement agreement to open markets between Canada and the United States and exempt cement and concrete from Buy America policies.
- Border Infrastructure Fund (BIF) and investments and improvements to border infrastructure and policies in respect of promoting concrete highways.
- Building Canada Plan & Investing in Canada Plan: Building Canada Fund and the National Infrastructure Assessment regarding the funding and expansion of sustainable concrete infrastructure investments.
- Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (ecoENERGY for Industry) in respect of the study of energy efficiency, conservation and energy use in industrial processes.
- Chemicals Management Plan policy or program regarding air emissions and industrial management requirements for chemicals.
- Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan regarding brownfield sites and the promotion of cement based solidification and stabilization technology choices for projects.
- Federal Contaminated Sites Management in respect of design and funding requirements for projects.
- Greenhouse gas inventory policy or program in respect of the consultations with industry and federal-provincial harmonization and greenhouse gas emission reporting under a national single window system.
- Greening of Federal Government procurement policies and programs in respect of sustainability and adoption of lower carbon concrete.
- Import Tariff on Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment in respect of lowering or elimination of tariffs on imported machinery and equipment.
- Infrastructure Canada Program (ICP) in respect of funding design, requirements and implementation.
- Input regarding federal policies that can help enhance the competitiveness of the Canadian cement industry.
- Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, the National Infrastructure Assessment and Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund (CSIF) and is respect of life cycle assessment and costing and design requirements for projects.
- Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program: GST Rebate in respect of manufacturing tax costs.
- Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program: Gateways & Border Crossings Fund in respect of improvements to the flow of goods across borders through the promotion of concrete infrastructure.
- Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program: Provincial-Territorial Funding in regards to infrastructure spending and promoting sustainability and life-cycle assessment and costing requirements for projects.
- Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund (MRIF) policy or program in respect of advocating for concrete highways and concrete infrastructure
- National Pollutant Release Inventory policy regarding air emissions.
- National highways policies and programs and the design and life cycle assessment and costing of roads and highways.
- Public-Private Partnership and in respect of the P3 Crown Corporation.
- Rail Freight Service Review in regards to fees, freight services and the promotion of greater competition in the rail sector.
- Scientific Research and Development Tax Incentive Program and the design scope of programs applicable to the cement industry.
- The Federal Hydrogen Strategy and the role of the cement and concrete industry as hydrogen end users
- The announced climate plan, A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy and the role of cement and concrete to reach Canada’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan
- Trade and security policy in respect of potential new policies or regulations, and international negotiations, affecting Canada's international trade and security regime and consequences for the cement industry.
Policies or Program, Regulation
- National Building Code of Canada with respect to proposed amendments to include lower carbon materials and fire safety
- Border security and transmission in respect of minimization of the cost and time truckloads/freightloads spend at the Canada/U.S. border in compliance with U.S. Customs and border security regulations.
- Renewable Fuels Regulations in respect of incentives for energy from renewable sources.
- The Federal Clean Fuel Regulations (CFR) and their impact on cost competitiveness of the cement and concrete industry
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Canadian Heritage (PCH)
Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA)
Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
Export Development Canada (EDC)
Finance Canada (FIN)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
House of Commons
Infrastructure Canada (INFC)
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)
National Defence (DND)
National Research Council (NRC)
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG)
Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
Privy Council Office (PCO)
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)
Senate of Canada
Statistics Canada (StatCan)
Transport Canada (TC)
Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
In-house Organization Details
Description of the organization's activities
The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) is the voice of Canada's cement industry. Through collective action by its members, CAC promotes the sustainable growth of the cement industry. The Association achieves this objective by representing members' interests and by working with stakeholders to:- Advocate for regulations that will enhance the competitiveness of the domestic cement industry;- Create market opportunities for Canadian cement and concrete products; and,- Raise awareness and understanding of the economic, social, and environmental contributions of the industry and its products.
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration
MICHAEL B. MCSWEENEY,
President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Organization's membership or classes of membership
Any organization engaged in the manufacture or sale of Portland Cement in Canada is eligible to be a member. CAC's membership comprises six companies with clinker and cement manufacturing facilities, granulating and grinding facilities, and distribution terminals from Atlantic Canada to the Pacific coast.
No government funding was received during the last completed financial year.
In-house Organization Contact Information
1102 - 350 Sparks Street
Ottawa, ON K1R 7S8
Lobbyists employed by the organization
- Adam Auer,
Director, Sustainability & Stakeholder Relations |
No public offices held
- Stephen Morrissey,
Executive Vice President |
Public offices held
- Martha Murray,
Director, Public Affairs, Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement |
No public offices held