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Canadian Industrys Best Kept Secret comes to Ottawa
February 9, 2020 Ottawa: Today is the first ever Environment Industry Day on Parliament Hill. Organized by the Canadian Environment Industry Association (CEIA), this event will pick up on the extensive environmental commitments outlined in the October 1999 Speech from the Throne.
"Last October, we saw a Throne Speech that contained more environmental commitments than ever before. We have a federal environment Minister who is knowledgeable, experienced and committed to meeting Canadas environmental challenges.", said the Chair of CEIAs Board of Directors, Christopher Henderson. "On the cusp of a new millennium, there can be no better time for us to introduce Ottawas key decision-makers to the opportunities for a triple win that the environment industry offers: growth, job creation and enhanced international competitiveness for the Canadian economy; protection of human health; and, preservation of our precious eco-systems.", he added.
Canada's environment industry may just be the best kept secret in Canadas economy. More than 5,500 companies in Canada derive revenues from the sale of environmental products, technologies and services, and annually generate approximately 2.2% of Canadas GDP. The Canadian environment industry has annual sales in excess of $19 billion. Canadian environmental companies exported approximately $1 billion in 1997; export growth from 1998 to 1999 was reported in excess of 117%. Approximately 220,000 Canadians work in the environment sector, making this the third largest employment sector, behind the pulp & paper and chemical industries.
Senior representatives of environment companies from all across Canada will spend today in a series of networking meetings with MPs, senators and top level bureaucrats. The day will end with a reception and display of environmental industry technologies at which federal Environment Minister, the Honourable David Anderson will be speaking.
A list of participating companies is attached. For more information, contact Rebecca Last, Director of Policy and Programs, CEIA, Tel: (613) 236-6222, Email: <email@example.com>.
Companies Participating in Environment Industry Day on Parliament Hill
Agilent Technologies Canada Inc. Riding of Mississauga East
For more information contact the CEIA Office.
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