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  • Waste Free Ontario & Building A Circular Economy

    As a result of the statistics that Ontario continues to generate more and more waste each year (Ontario Government, 2017), the Minister of the Environment has introduced a Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario Building the Circular Economy (Ontario Government, 2017).    A Circular Economy approach aims to look at ‘material streams’ throughout their life cycle and identify ways to […]

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  • Ontario Strengthening Protections for Water Resources

    On June 8, 2017 the MOCEE published a news release in regard to strengthening protection for water resources. As part of the province’s plan to strengthen groundwater protection for future generations, Ontario will be charging water bottling companies an additional $500 fee to take groundwater. “Beginning Aug. 1, 2017, water bottlers will pay $503.71 for […]

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  • Water Security Agency – 2015/2016 Annual Report

    “ “This annual report for the Water Security Agency presents the Agency’s results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. It provides results of publicly committed strategies, key actions and performance measures identified in the Water Security Agency’s Plan for 2015-16. It also reflects progress toward commitments from the Government Direction for 2015-16: Keeping […]

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  • Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan

    As per the Ministry of Energy “starting this summer, electricity bills will be reduced 25 on average for households across Ontario.”  This will be beneficial to many small businesses and farms! “Bills won’t increase beyond rate of inflation for four years.” Read here for more information from Ministry of Energy. Read here for other information. […]

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  • President’s Corner Issue 1

    Dear CASF Member and Industry Supporter, Happy New Year! It was an interesting, exciting and surprising year for many of us! 2017 promises to be another year of triumphs and tribulations. One thing is certain… expect the unexpected. As your newly elected President I’d like to welcome you to the first edition of President’s Corner. […]

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  • CME SMART Green Program

    The Ontario Energy Board approved an increase in natural gas prices effective January 1, 2017, of 3.3 cents per cubic meter (or about 20%), for facilities too small to participate in Ontario’s Cap & Trade program. This may have a large negative impact on your facility’s operating cost. To offset the gas price impact, Canadian […]

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  • Premier Notely Statement on the Proposed federal carbon pricing…

    “In principle, the Government of Alberta supports a common price that all provinces and territories meet in their climate change plans. That ensures that we are all making the same effort, and it ensures that no one is penalized economically.” Read full article here Source: Government of Alberta, 2016    

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  • Alberta Climate Leadership Plan

    “The Alberta government has appointed a task force to provide recommendations on targeting investments in climate technology to help transition to a lower-carbon economy. As part of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan, the Government of Alberta will make historic investments in research and innovation that will reduce emissions. To help guide these investments, the government has […]

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