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Chemunicator THE MAGAZINE OF THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF CHEMICAL DISTRIBUTORS

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President Rod Paterson, A. S. Paterson Company

Contents

Vice-President Tony Craske, Unipex Solutions MD

Secretary Treasurer Michael Staley, Brenntag Canada Inc.

FEATURES

Details on this Year’s Semi Annual Meeting – C. Wieckowska ........

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Offensive Action in Economic Downturn – T. Davids ........................

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From the desk of the FECC – H. Abma ..............................................

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Performance of the Chemical Industry – J. Margeson ....................

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Drug Identification Chart – RCMP........................................................

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Tableau d’identification des drogues – GRC ....................................

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4 Criteria to select the best solution – J. Black .............................. Email Etiquette – emailreplies.com ........................................................

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Stress test your insurance – S.Smith ................................................

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Responsible Distribution ~ Our Commitment ~

Directors-at-Large David Ballantyne, Sodrox Chemicals Ltd. Kathie Taylor, Charles Tennant & Co. David Luciani, Min-Chem Canada Inc. Willy St.Cyr, Univar Canada Ltd. David Lloyd, Diversity Technologies Corp. Randy Bracewell, ClearTech Industries Inc. Jean-Francois Warlop, Quadra Chemicals Ltd.

Executive Director Cathy Campbell | ccampbell@cacd.ca

Member Services Coordinator Catherine Wieckowska | catherine@cacd.ca

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A recession free Holiday Season…

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Une période des fêtes sans récession...

Nous savons tous que nous devons envisager de vivre des We all know that difficult times are ahead. Financial temps difficiles. Des difficultés financières durant la distress during the most expensive time of the year can période qui nous coûte le plus cher de l'année peuvent give even the calmest person an anxiety attack. We provoquer une crise d'anxiété même chez la plus calme tend to spend our evenings watching the news, des personnes. Chaque soir nous regardons les nouvelles, desperately hoping for a positive message but it doesn’t espérant entendre un message positif qui ne vient toujours come. Reality is, our country will feel some affect pas. Il faut nous rendre à l'évidence, notre pays aussi va from the international recession. We can do our best être affecté par la récession mondiale. Nous pouvons faire to strategize and forecast change but ultimately it is, notre possible pour prévoir et nous adapter au what it is. On the alternative side, I can offer a changement mais en fin de conte, la réalité nous rejoint. positive message - “Victory is sweetest when you’ve D'un autre côté, je vous soumets ce message positif – "La known defeat” according to Malcolm S. Forbes. I victoire est plus douce lorsqu'on a déjà connu la défaite"think this is very true. How many times have you said selon Malcolm S. Forbes. Je pense que c'est vrai. Vous to yourself, “I didn’t know what I had, until it was Catherine Wieckowska vous êtes sûrement souvent dit "Je ne réalisais pas la Member Service Coordinator & Chemunicator Editor gone?” I’m sure you have said this to yourself in valeur de ce que je possédais jusqu'à ce que je le perde". reference to a great job, person, supplier / customer, or Vous l'avez sûrement dit en pensant à un bon emploi, à une personne, à un maybe even an object of some sort. Maybe our materialized lifestyles could fournisseur ou un client, ou même à un objet quelconque. Devons nous use a reality check? Maybe we should all take some time to get back to the réexaminer notre style de vie en fonction de la réalité? Peut-être devrions basics in life and recognize how lucky we really are to live in a country where nous prendre un peu de temps pour retourner aux bases de la vie et constater water is piped to our homes, where we can buy just about anything from our la chance que nous avons de vire dans un pays où l'eau est fournie dans local grocery stores, where there is ALWAYS food on our plate, or for the chacune de nos maisons, où nous pouvons acheter presque tout au simple fact that we have health care, education and democracy. Not every supermarché du coin, où nous avons toujours de la nourriture dans notre country is as rich as Canada. Not everyone has as much as we do. assiette et où nous banalisons même les privilèges que sont l'assurance santé, un bon système d'éducation et la démocratie. Ce ne sont pas tous les pays qui What matters most during this time is keeping positive, focus on what needs sont aussi riches que le Canada. Ce ne sont pas tous les gens qui en ont to be accomplished and minimize spending where applicable. In this issue of autant que nous. the Chemunicator, Tyrone Davids of EDI Achievement Coaching and keynote speaker at CACD’s semi annual meeting, offers business strategies Ce qui importe le plus dans cette époque est de rester positif, focaliser sur ce during an “economic downturn”. In addition to your business savings, you qui doit être fait et minimiser nos dépenses où c'est possible. Dans ce may be thinking of ways to save money at home. In this issue’s Green numéro du Chemunicator, Tyrone Davids de la firme EDI Achievement ChemUnity, Lloyd Alter gives suggestions on “Frugal Green Living”. You Coaching et conférencier invité au congrès semi-annuel de l'ACDPC nous may also be evaluating your company’s risk management and doing what is parle de stratégies d'affaires lorsque l'économie pique du nez. En plus des needed to avoid unnecessary stress. On page 28, Stephen Smith of Jones économies possibles dans votre entreprise, vous pouvez penser à des façons Brown Inc. teaches us about sensitivity and scenario testing. Please take a d'économiser aussi à la maison. Dans ce numéro, Lloyd Alter de Green moment to read each one of these articles and begin your optimistic ChemUnity nous suggère des façons pour "Vivre frugal et vert". Vous approach. pourriez aussi faire l'évaluation de la gestion des risques de votre entreprise et faire ce qu'il faut pour vous éviter un stress inutile. À la page 28, Stephen If I could leave you with one message this holiday season, I ask that you look Smith de Jones Brown Inc. nous enseigne la sensibilité et les tests de around. Look at the many cost free gifts you have. Consider what it would scénarios. Prenez le temps de lire ces articles et développez votre propre be like to live without them, and recognize that you are really not that approche optimiste. deprived. Maybe Christmas morning will not have as many materialistic presents, but your home will still be filled will invaluable riches. Si je pouvais vous laisser un seul message en cette période des fêtes, ce serait de vous inviter à jeter un regard autour de vous. Regardez tous les cadeaux I leave you with “recession free” holiday gift suggestions. gratuits que vous avez eus. Demandez-vous ce que serait la vie sans tout cela et reconnaissez que vous n'êtes pas si dépourvu. Peut-être y aura-t-il moins “To your enemy, forgiveness. de cadeaux matériels le matin de Noël mais votre chez-vous sera néanmoins To an opponent, tolerance. rempli de ces richesses qui n'ont pas de prix. To a friend, your heart. Je vous laisse avec ces suggestions de cadeaux "sans récession": To a customer, service. " Pour vos ennemis, du pardon, To all, charity. Pour un adversaire, de la tolérance, To every child, a good example. Pour un ami, votre cœur, To yourself, respect.” - Oren Arnold Pour un client, du service, Pour tous, de la charité. Merry Christmas and Happy 2009, Pour tous les enfants, le bon exemple, Pour vous-même, le respect." – Oren Arnold Catherine Wieckowska

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THESE ARE STRANGE AND scary economic times. While finding a rock to crawl under seems like a good idea, we can find refuge in CACD.

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CACD 23rd Annual General Meeting May 27th, 28th & 29th, 2009 Delta Lodge, Kananaskis, Alberta

The crude oil price climbed from $50 per barrel in 2007 to above $130 per barrel in June 2008. Suddenly, materials we sell as paint additives became more valuable to be burnt as diesel fuel. For reasons I am unable to grasp, when the crude oil price dropped back to $50 over the last four months, the cost of Rod Paterson diesel fuel stayed high. My paint President of A. S. Paterson Company additive continues to be a diesel fuel alternative instead of being available to us and our customers for paint.

GTA North Leadership Meeting December 12th, 2008 Location: To be advised Committee Meetings OLC December 10th, 2008

RAC Dec 16th, 2008 at Bayer

I heard an economist earlier this year explain that consumer confidence is not a lead indicator of the economy but only reflects the status of the economy. That’s not much comfort as this recession is depressing.

RDC Dec. 4th, 2008

My wife, Leslie, believes that it will be retail spending that will pull us out of this recession. She has started. If one woman and a Bay card can drag us out of this, Leslie will. Binge spending apparently helps both the economy and your mood.

Toronto West CAER Meeting January 22nd, 2009 Bayer Inc.

For the rest of us in CACD, there is an escape from these tough financial times. I’ve noticed that committee activity is recessionproof. For Regulatory Affairs, Operations and Logistics, Responsible Distribution and “You Be The Chemist”; life goes on as usual. At our recent Semi-Annual meeting, we recognized the outstanding efforts and achievements of four committee workers with President’s Awards. The recipients were Jim Bird of Univar, Jason Newman of Quadra, Bernie Cook of Brenntag and Greg Ayres of Sodrox. And these gentlemen represent only the tip of the iceberg. There is a beehive of activity going on, seemingly oblivious to the doom and gloom reported in the business sectors.

Future Annual General Meetings (details available on CACD website)

YEAR 2010 June 2nd - 4th, Fairmont Chateau Laurier YEAR 2011 June 15th - 17th, Delta St. John’s

If you too are looking for a diversion, a place to hide, an education or a way to give back to the chemical distribution industry, committee involvement is the way to go. Thanks to all who are helping out now and welcome to all of you who are about to contact Cathy Campbell to ask, “Which committee should I join?”

YEAR 2012 June 6th - 8th, Fairmont Chateau Whistler Strike Out Arthritis Event Saturday February 7th, 2009 at 11:30am Brunswick Zone, 2561 Stanfield Rd., Mississauga, Ontario

Seasons Greetings and all the best for the coming New Year,

Rod Paterson,

President, CACD / President, A.S. Paterson & Company

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success of their first CACD member verification. The Canadian Border Services Agency’s representatives shared best practices and importance of good security. Robert Lidstone, Pat Shaddock and Jeremy Semark delivered an interactive presentation on what to expect with the newly defined Partner in Protection program. Lastly, Denali Marlane and Tony Anzalone from AIG Environmental highlighted their “Eagle Program”, promoted some of their services and vocalized their commitment to CACD members and the Responsible Distribution program.

Conference Centre in Oakville, Ontario on November 6th, 2008. The one-day format was well received by the attendees. The meeting chair, Michael Staley, President of Brenntag Canada, put together an excellent program.

The meeting began with an enlightening presentation from the Regulatory Affairs Committee. If you were in attendance, you probably would agree that this was one of the best presentations ever given by this committee. Paul Jaworski Andicor Specialty, Joyce Borkhoff - Ciba Specialty, Jim Bird Univar Canada, Serguei Tchertok - Quadra Chemicals, Michele Richardson - GlobalTox, Errol Bonaventura - Inortech Chimie, Ginette Bouchard - Bayer Inc. and Teena Warrin - Croda Canada walked us through the relevant facts of bringing a new product into your company’s offerings. The presentation included: Chemical Management Plan, REACH, Security, Existing Substances, Fines and Punishments, Nanotechnology, EAWG and ICL. Thank you to this group. Your expertise and efforts are much appreciated!

Following the report from the RAC, Keynote Speaker, Tyrone Davids from EDI Achievement Coaching Inc., spoke to us about the importance of making a “Business Dashboard” and identifying the financial drivers to ensure forecasts are met and exceeded. (Tyrone has written a follow up article to his presentation. Offensive Action in an Economic Downturn can be found in this issue of the Chemunicator). Sgt. Brent Hill of the RCMP educated us on the impact of drug labs in Canada and how the chemical industry can work with enforcement officials to report strange behaviours to assist in ending the use and selling of illegal drugs in our neighbourhoods.

Jean Stéfane Bergeron from Transport Canada gave us a candid look at Amendment 6 and the Amendments coming forward. Simon Fenn of Fenn & Fenn Insurance Practice gave us real life scenarios of companies who did not effectively establish a risk management plan and helped us better understand the significance of good insurance planning. John Fraser, of QMISAI Global, CACD’s newly contracted verifier, presented on their current standing. Mr. Fraser highlighted how the verification program would work as well as reported on the

CONGRATULAT PRESIDENT’S AWA

Phase 1 recipients (L to R): Canada Colors & Chemicals, A.S Paterson & Co. Dempsey Corporation received their certificate later that evening.

Phase 2 recipients (L to R): L.V. Lomas and Fanchem.

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ormative, Interactive and Enjoyable! CACD’s committees, he took the opportunity to give thanks to the “Hercules’ of the industry”, who give a little extra to CACD as well as the chemical distribution industry. Rod Paterson, President of CACD and Cathy Campbell, Executive Director of CACD, presented the President’s Award to the following recipients:

To all of our speakers, your time and teachings is much appreciated!

The day was concluded with a networking cocktail reception & dinner, where friends, colleagues, suppliers and customers took the opportunity to reconnect.

Greg Ayres, Sodrox Chemicals, Jim Bird, Univar Canada, Bernie Cook, Brenntag Canada and, Jason Newman, Quadra Chemicals.

During dinner, Rod Paterson, President of A.S. Paterson & Co., thanked the group for the continual support of the Association. In addition to thanking the volunteers on

All four recipients have given endless efforts and time to their respective committees as well as special projects outside of their realm of responsibility. CACD wishes to express sincere gratitude to Greg, Jim, Bernie and Jason as well as their respective companies. Thank you to Brenntag Canada, Quadra Chemicals, Sodrox Chemicals and Univar Canada for donating the time of our volunteers and resources where necessary.

Thank you to AIG Environmental for their Gold sponsorship, and Flochem, ICC The Compliance Center and the Toronto North CAER Group for their Bronze sponsorships. Without your help, the meeting would have not been as successful! In closure, appreciation goes out to YOU. Thank you for taking the time to attend the meeting. With our busy schedules and financial distresses, it is refreshing to see that you continue to see the value in the Association and our annual events. Looking forward to seeing your participation next year! Catherine Wieckowska Editor, Chemunicator

TIONS TO THE ARDS RECIPIENTS!

* Copies of the presentations are available to CACD member companies, supplier partners and meeting attendees. To view the presentations and list of attendees, please visit the member section of the CACD website. You will need your username and password to access the information.*

Jim Bird shares a congratulatory photo with past President’s Award recipient, Chris Edwards.

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OFFENSIVE ACTION IN AN ECONOMIC DOWNTURN Cashflow forecasts for 30, 60, and 90 days are also a vital tool to improve

It is inevitable: your economy will slow down if it has not already. What is

financial discipline. The strategy of forecasting and measuring cashflow will

more difficult to predict is when and how much? How do we know we are at bottom?

create increased discipline in financial planning that surpasses the traditional

I have heard some economists speak of an 8-year cycle,

extrapolating that the next recessionary period in North America will be in and

budget approach. Implementation of these tools will require further investment,

around now to 2010. Without question, we are seeing some interesting global

but if done with prudence, they will result in a return in the reduction of

economic developments, and there are a number of indicators domestically

business risk or measurable losses.

warning us of some rough waters ahead. Once the focus is on cashflow there will be a natural shift to reducing your This should not make us go out and board up the windows and fill up sand

fixed costs and long-term commitments. We must push our costs to be more

bags. There have been many businesses in the past that have moved forward by

variable so that we can react to changes in our revenue. To illustrate, we could

taking advantage of a business cycle downturn. The key to success is

increase the variable component of our sales forces’ remuneration and decrease

understanding the effects of such a downturn and how you can leverage it for

the fixed component. It might cost us a bit more when sales increase, however,

an advantage. This article will explore strategies for creating a pro-active

we are protected from a downturn in sales. You will also find that the great

offence for your company.

sales people will flourish and be properly rewarded for success. We also want to ensure any investments in product or capital assets have a short payback

Many of the strategies in this article should be implemented to protect your

timeline, thus raising the ROI bar on investment. This will also relate to

company during times leading into a recessionary period. However, the

inventory levels and quicker turnover requirements.

strategies are quite relevant during good times as well; they just might not be a priority due to changing industry risk. The strategies are focused on a couple

There are a number of “bigger picture” offensive moves that we should not

of key areas:

forget. We will be running our company well and keeping a healthy bottom line and reserves, however, our competitors might not be doing the same. This opens the door to opportunity for us in the following areas:

• Financial management – specifically cashflow • Variability of costs – how fast can we react to changing revenue? • Increasing market share

• Recruiting key staff: sales, operations, leadership, technical, etc.

• Raising the bar on return on investment (ROI)

• Soliciting suppliers from your failing competitors • Soliciting customers if customer service is suffering with our competitors

This is the time when we need to have very good financial reporting in place.

• Purchasing cheap capital assets from liquidators or troubled businesses

When we have excessive profits, increasing bank balances, and healthy

• Purchasing a faltering business at a discount (customers, assets, resources)

margins, our risk is low and we have time to react. When times are more difficult we need information quickly so that we can react faster. From a senior level we require a Business Dashboard to ensure we are focused on the key

Strategies must be implemented to take advantage in these areas, and only a

economic or performance indicators of our business. We need indicators that

proactive approach will result in substantial benefits to the business. Working

keep our fingers on the pulse of performance. We also need to dive deeper

with a business coach might be the best offensive action for creating growth and strength while the rest of the economy is shrinking. While the rest of your

when our key indicators alert us of changes in the business.

competitors are boarding up the windows and filling sand bags, you can I will use the example of receivables to highlight this increased sensitivity.

continue growing your business. Strategy formulation and implementation are

When credit starts to tighten up during a recessionary period and we start

going to be the keys to your success.

seeing an increase in bankruptcy, there is an increased risk on our receivables. One item on our Business Dashboard must be days sales outstanding (DSO),

Remember the story about running from an angry, hungry bear. You do not

and needs to be measured and reported daily. This number appropriately links

have to run faster than the bear to get away, you only have to be faster than the

sales volume to outstanding receivables so that we can monitor terms. To help

person beside you. Your competitors are thinking the same way as the market

further mitigate risk, we will want to increase our optics in a few areas:

starts to shrink and there is not enough for everyone.

• Customer payment patterns and receivable aging

Tyrone Davids CA MBA is an International Speaker, Executive

• Adherence to customer credit limits

Coach, and one of the Principals at EDI Achievement Coaching

• Third party credit reviews for risky clients

Inc. He has helped thousands of executives, business owners, entrepreneurs, associations, and service groups, all around the world, to move themselves and their organization closer to

This might require enhancements to our financial systems or improvements in

their goals. The Entrepreneurial Development Institute (EDI),

our operating processes. For example, information from the bank on returned

currently has web based training, one on one Achievement

cheques and charge-backs must be timely and acted upon immediately. We

Coaching, group workshops, and various business tools, to

must also take a look at credit limits and ensure they are set based on current

help businesses and their leaders hurdle barriers and move

revenue levels of the customer so that our risk is mitigated. These are all

their organizations to new levels of stability and profitability.

healthy things to do during good times, but they are particularly pertinent

For more information visit them at www.edicoaching.com

during recessionary times.

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VELSICOL CHEMICAL BUSINESS RE-BRANDED AS GENOVIQUE SPECIALTIES CORPORATION.

CACD’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR VISITS ALPHA CHEMICAL LTD. IN DARTMOUTH, NS.

ROSEMONT, IL October 1, 2008 – Effective immediately, the Plastic Additives, Benzoic Acid & Derivatives Business of Velsicol Chemical Corporation will be known as Genovique Specialties Corporation.

On August 26th, 2008 CACD’s Executive Director, Cathy Campbell, visited with Eric Efford and Erica Doucette of Alpha Chemical Ltd. for a site tour and introduction to their entire team. As Cathy reported, “Alpha is a classy organization with roots in the Maritimes. Their positive attitude is reflected in all they do. Thanks to Eric, Erica and the team for taking time to have me present on CACD and Responsible Distribution to the staff. My time at Alpha is remembered fondly”.

Ross H. McMillan, CEO, Genovique Specialties made the following comment: “The Plastic Additives, Benzoic Acid and Derivatives business has historically provided the market with environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional chemistries. We want to emphasize our focus on this part of business and its growing portfolio of applications-oriented products. The re-branding of the business as Genovique Specialties is the final stage of the culture shift that started 3 years ago when Velsicol was acquired by Arsenal Capital Partners. We initiated a vision to create a high growth, global, applications-focused, specialty chemicals company.” During the past three years the company has made a number of strategic moves to bring this vision to a reality. It closed its Chattanooga, Tennessee facility, shifting production to its Maryland and European plants to better meet the geographic

DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY APPOINTS UNIVAR SPECIALTIES AS DISTRIBUTOR FOR POLYURETHANE.

A better way to store and ship.

The DOW Chemical Company has appointed Univar Specialties, a division of Univar Canada Ltd., as an authorized distributor in Canada for their Polyurethane (Polyols and MDI) product line, effective September 1st, 2008. The partnership of DOW’s excellence in quality and Univar’s expertise in their focused-market approach for CASE and Building Products, along with their national network of distribution warehouses, will provide the utmost in customer care and technical support.

• 3PL Warehouse services • Inventory management • Cross Docking • Order fulfillment • Labeling, packing, assembling • Storage & dangerous goods handling • Special value added services • Transportation services • North American distribution

Univar Specialties is pleased to announce that Eastman Chemical Company has appointed Univar Canada Ltd. as their exclusive distributor for their domestic & imported LTL hydrocarbon resin business. This change is effective September 1st, 2008.

Multimodal is a Logistic and Transportation Management Company that provides quality facilities and professional support services to anticipate and meet the unique needs of our various clients. Our alliance with third party distribution systems strengthens and completes your supply chain, providing you with truly superior inventory control and product distribution.

Univar Canada Ltd. is in an ideal position to service customer requirements with their Canada wide network of distribution warehouses. Working closely with Eastman, Univar will be able to provide the high level of service that customers expect.

Call us or visit our web portal and discover a better way to store and ship.

1.800.605.7307 www.multimodal.on.ca

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PHANCORP SERVICE PHANCORP Inc. OFFERINGS GROW The Distributors' Partner WITH UNIQUE NEW DIVISION

demands of the markets and achieves the optimal manufacturing footprint. A joint venture was established in Wuhan, China to serve the growing demand for their products in Asia. The research, sales and marketing teams were strengthened by the addition of experienced personnel with expertise in the specific market sectors on which Genovique will be focusing. As a result of these efforts, the company has launched 8 new products and has applied for 11 patents in the past 2 years.

TM

At the start of its 20th fiscal year, Phancorp Inc. announces a new, innovative service, far exceeding industry standards. Its pHast Track TM division will provide value-added services, allowing chemical distributors and producers to tap into a trusted facilitator for the entire transaction process. Now customers can turn to Phancorp for international trade, sales and legal advice for everything from customs compliance to logistics solutions.

Ross H. McMillan, stated, “We will continue to respond to the market’s need for more environmentally-friendly, cost-effective, and sustainable specialty additives. Everyone in our company is committed to bring all our resources together to support this goal.”

“pHast Track TM is truly an industry first,” says Isabel Alexander, Phancorp’s President and Founder. “The dynamics of the marketplace have changed. In the global economy, companies are sourcing products from all over the world and are faced with increasingly complicated regulations and procedures. This new consulting service means that our customers can tap into our vast knowledge and resources in both the chemical industry and international trade when they are faced with challenges or opportunities.”

Genovique Specialties will remain in its corporate headquarters in Rosemont, Illinois and contact information will remain the same. Its new web site, www.genovique.com goes live today. FENN & FENN HAS MOVED!

A new building has been purchased in downtown Newmarket, which is under renovations and should be in and settled by mid-November 2008. It is an older home built by the architect William Bunney in 1894. The home has beautiful architectural features including oak pocket doors, tin ceiling and wooden trim. “We are very excited to establish our head office in a building, which we can call our own”, says Danielle Fenn, Executive VP. Fenn & Fenn will have double the office space, giving them room to grow.

Spearheading the launch is Phancorp’s new Managing Director Kathryn Hendrikx, a lawyer with international trade expertise. Ms. Hendrikx received her B.A. and M.A. in Canadian Politics and International Trade and a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2001. She serves on the executive of the Women’s Law Association of Ontario and is a member of I.E.Canada. With well-honed expertise in international trade, Ms. Hendrikx, who has lived and worked abroad, is perfectly suited for this new role that includes overseeing operations, finance and legal aspects for Phancorp. SARTOMER, R.M. FERGUSON MARK BUSINESS MILESTONE

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Exton, PA -- Global specialty chemicals manufacturer Sartomer Company and R.M. Ferguson Specialty Chemicals (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) recently marked their 40th anniversary of working together to promote photocure monomers, resins, and other products used in rubber, adhesive, coatings, inks, and other applications. “For 40 years, R.M. Ferguson has played an important role in establishing our strategic presence in Canada,” said Albert Tuccio, Jr., vice president, Americas, Sartomer Company. “Together, we’ve educated the market about how our products benefit the end user, and we’ve laid a foundation on which we can build another 40 years of business

Fenn & Fenn Insurance is totally devoted to continue servicing CACD members and to keep up with the good service to our loyal clients. Danielle Fenn, Executive Vice President Fenn & Fenn Insurance Practice Inc. Tel. 905-836-6066 Ext. 222 e-mail: danielle@fenninsurance.com www.fenninsurance.com

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changes to the response due to weather conditions were highlighted. All in all, the simulation was a victory.

together.” The companies marked the anniversary with a dinner reception and golf event near Sartomer’s corporate headquarters in Exton, Pa CONGRATULATIONS TO SODROX CHEMICALS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THEIR E2 MOCK SIMULATION!

On October 22, 2008, Greg Ayres and the Sodrox Chemicals team in Guelph, Ontario successfully completed their E2 mock simulation. In spite of the first snowfall, Sodrox’s team along with local emergency responders, were able to control and properly prepare for the spilling of Hydrochloric Acid and Sodium Hypochlorite. Rosie Del Campo of CTV featured Dave Ballantyne, Vice President of Sodrox, in a televised report. Dave took the opportunity to discuss the simulation, Responsible Distribution® and social responsibilities of Sodrox as well as the chemical industry.

Congrats to UBA Inc.!

UNIPEX SOLUTIONS (BOUCHERVILLE, QC) IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENTS:

• Bio-Botanica (Hauppauge, NY) - Specialty and standardized extracts and botanical actives

• Color Techniques Inc. (South Plainfield, NJ) - specialty surface treated pigments and fillers • Ethox Chemical LLC - (Greenville, SC) E-Sperse© specialty pigment dispersants • ECKART Effect Pigments (Painsville, OH) - Specialty effect pigments for life sciences

Congrats to Sodrox Chemicals!

• KYOEISHA Chemical Company (Tokyo, Japan) - Specialty solvent, water and UV Paint Additives

CONGRATULATIONS TO UBA INC. FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THEIR E2 MOCK SIMULATION!

• Peidmont Chemical Industries Inc - (High Point, NC) Resins for the compoosite and urethane markets

Despite the rainy weather and spill of Hydrochloric Acid 32%, Graham Douglas along with UBA’s emergency response team successfully completed their E2 mock simulation on October 10th, 2008 at their Royal Windsor Drive, Mississauga, Ontario location. According to the Quantum Emergency Response report, the simulation was handled with appropriate action and areas such as site containment, accuracy of information, and

• Salvona Technologies Inc. (Dayton, NJ) specialty encapsulation technologies • SOLBAR Natural Soy Solutions (Buffalo Grove, IL) Israeli based specialty manufacturer of soya protein isolates and functional textured soy concentrates

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C H E M U N I C A T O R

FECC

speaker from the Commission on this topic, Mr Otto Linher, Head of Sector at DG Enterprise and Industry. Speakers from the industry and NGOs addressed the main challenges, but also the business opportunities brought by this complex piece of legislation.

The role of the chemical distribution sector is crucial for a competitive European chemical industry and an increasing number of suppliers, customers and legislators acknowledge this. In this context, FECC is proud to represent the European Chemical Distribution in the High Level Group on the Competitiveness of the Chemical Industry. It is the first time that Chemical Distributors are represented at this High Level Group, which is chaired by Günter Verheugen, Vice President of the European Commission in charge of Enterprise and Industry. It is not only a great honor, but also a great opportunity for FECC members to provide their views and give input to these discussions. Vice-President Verheugen guest at the 2007 FECC November Membership Meeting-, said: “Chemical distributors have an important contribution to make to the competitiveness of the entire chemical supply chain. As distributors are often the last chemical operator in the supply chain they also contribute to the safe and professional dissemination of new and innovative chemicals to downstream users, many of which are SMEs”.

FECC OBJECTIVES AND PRIORITIES

FECC's mission is to advocate the interests of the chemical distribution sector to the EU Institutions. FECC promotes the chemical distribution industry in order to ensure a sustainable business environment for the chemical distribution sector in the short, medium and long term by representing FECC members' interests at European and international level.

An efficient chemical distribution sector has a key role in enhancing the competitiveness of the chemicals supply chain. FECC Members contribute to innovation in Europe and create value in the supply chain, by meeting the demands of over one million downstream users ranging from automotive and electronics, to the pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetics industries, each with their own specific needs and diverse purchase volumes.

The first implementation stages of the REACH Regulation, the influence of private equity, and the increasing importance of the Asian and Eastern European markets, are key factors that will determine the performance of the chemical distribution in Europe in the coming years. The new challenges ahead need an effective representation at European level. The Membership of FECC has continued to grow in 2007 and 2008; we are particularly content with the geographical expansion of our membership, which now covers all of Western Europe and the Czech Republic and Hungary.

FECC promotes safety, health and environmental initiatives such as Responsible Care, Product Stewardship and Good Trade and Distribution Practices based upon WHO standards for the supply of the pharmaceutical sector. FECC is also active in the field of transport of chemicals, related security issues and trade controls, where it plays a leading role in regulatory issues as well as in codes and guidance documents, in continuous cooperation with the EU Institutions and other stakeholders involved in the chemicals supply chain.

THE FECC CONGRESS 2008, BUDAPEST

THE KEY ROLE OF CHEMICAL DISTRIBUTORS IN THE REACH IMPLEMENTATION

Given the recent addition of the Hungarian Association to the FECC membership and in view of the increasing number of National Associations and companies in Eastern Europe interested in the work of FECC, we chose Hungary as the location for our annual congress this year. The 2008 FECC Annual Congress took place in Budapest, on 2 - 4 June 2008. This year’s theme was “Partnership for Success”, focusing on how chemical distributors can achieve successful cooperation with their business partners in the supply chain. Several key business players presented the latest developments in the sector, topics include the optimisation of the supply chain in Central and Eastern Europe; how to overcome the hurdles of the Russian market, and understanding customers’ demands.

The first implementation stage of the REACH Regulation started on 1 June 2008, when many of the provisions of the Regulation entered into force, notably the obligation to register chemicals manufactured or imported in quantities above 1 tonne per year. The pre-registration period also opened on 1 June allowing companies to pre-register their chemicals in order to benefit from a transitional period for the obligation to register. Pre-registration also allows companies to contact other companies who intend to register the same chemicals in order to share data and work towards a joint submission. FECC is keeping the membership informed about the latest news on REACH. The members are regularly informed and the latest information from the Commission and ECHA is

One of the Congress Highlights was the panel session on REACH, just a few days after the opening of the preregistration phase. FECC was pleased to count with a keynote

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Brussels, September 2008 effective representation of the members’ interests.

circulated. The communication to the members is currently focused on the practical details on how the pre-registration works, and the developments regarding the REACH IT system. In this context, FECC participated in two testing sessions of the REACH IT and pointed out the impracticalities of the system to the ECHA. There is no doubt that distributors will play a key role in implementing REACH. REACH demands a significant communication of information while Chemical Distributors have a crucial place in the supply chain between producers and downstream users. FECC is actively working together with Cefic and the Downstream Users in order to harmonise the communication in the supply chain and propose standard processes and tools that will facilitate the work of the Members and allow companies all over Europe to work in a harmonised way.

Our advocacy work will continue in order to defend the views of the Members during the numerous reviews that are already planned for the coming years. FECC will ensure that the needs of the chemical distribution sector are considered during the implementation of REACH.

FINAL REMARKS

FECC has been taking on a more pro-active attitude the past couple of years in terms of Membership and Strategy. This has resulted in a large number of companies and new National Associations recently joining FECC resulting in a strengthened network and an enhanced representation. FECC is constantly involved in initiatives with the EU Institutions where input from the European Chemical distribution sector is required. FECC’s has contributed to the discussions on REACH, the upcoming Regulation on Classification, Labeling and Packaging implementing the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), updated provisions for the transport of Dangerous Goods, and Security provisions, the future Directive on Good Manufacturing Practices for certain excipients, the discussions on security of explosives and Drug Precursors.

Distributors often have a large product range and customer base compared with the producers. FECC estimates that Europe’s distributors supply products to over one million downstream users. FECC has taken on an active advocacy strategy on a number of fundamental points in the guidelines for industry such as a fair cost sharing system, a simplification of the communication, the use of generic Use and Exposure categories, or the registration fees. The Membership interests have been advocated at key fora through FECC’s participation in the REACH Competent Authorities meeting (CA), the relevant REACH Implementation Projects and a close cooperation with the European Commission and the newly established European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). FECC has permanent seat at the REACH CA and has recently been selected as formal stakeholder of the ECHA. This recognises FECC and the Chemical Distribution sector as a key partner for the REACH implementation.

FECC will continue to be actively involved in the EU legislative process, contributing constructively to the debate, ensuring that the chemical distributors’ needs and sector specifics are taken into account. FECC’s input will be in line with our mission and objectives and hence will emphasize the important role of the Chemical distribution and the SMEs in an innovative and effective Chemical Industry.

FECC Members are aware of their obligations within the REACH Regulation. FECC Members are keen to focus on the implementation of REACH, in order to facilitate the information flow and dialogue between the suppliers and the downstream users. FECC is also focused on the facilitation of the compliance with the new REACH requirements to the FECC Membership and assists its Members with the preparatory activities. The organisation of seminars, the development of support material for companies, and a number of other initiatives are in place in order to help companies to successfully implement the new legislative requirements.

For press enquiries: Hendrik ABMA Director General FECC Rue du Luxembourg 16 B B - 1000 Brussels Tel.: +32 2 679 02 60 Fax: +32 2 672 73 55 E-mail: hab@fecc.org

FECC also participates in numerous joint initiatives with other European organisations, such as CEFIC, Businesseurope, and the Downstream Users of Chemicals (DUCC). The coordination of advocacy actions on behalf of all the industries involved in the chemicals supply chain facilitates an

To learn more about FECC, please visit: www.fecc.org To learn more about the 2008 FECC Conference, please visit our congress website: http://www.fecc-congress.org

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Industry Canada Performance of the chemical industry DATA FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS OF 2008 have been released by Statistics Canada. Two sets of data are presented in this newsletter. The first relates to shipments, imports and exports expressed in dollar values. The second looks at production of specific commodities in tonnage units.

Some data has been suppressed or partly suppressed in 2008 that was not regarded as confidential in 2007. Data is suppressed by Statistics Canada when there are a small number of producers and publication of total data could be used by those in the industry to infer information about their competitors, or in cases when survey respondents specifically request suppression of commodity data to which they are contributors. In the former case, data will normally remain suppressed for as long as this situation of a small number of producers persists. In the latter case, often the data suppression only lasts for a few months, after which the reporting company once again allows its data to be included in sector totals. Suppression of the data for ethylene is a particular problem because it is the highest-volume petrochemical by far. We will have to await additional data to see if this is linked to the closure of the Petromont ethylene cracker (in which case suppression will likely continue) or if it resulted from a specific request from another ethylene producer (in which case that data will likely become public again).

Dollar value data for the chemical industry groupings are shown below. The percentage change compared to the first 6 months of 2007 is shown in brackets. During the first half of the year, total industry shipments declined by 4% while exports fell 9%. These downward trends reflect the fact that a number of chemical facilities were closed during the latter half of 2007 and early 2008. This had a large impact on Synthetic resins and rubbers, for example. It is believed that plants that are continuing to operate are experiencing good capacity utilization rates, and are producing at levels comparable to what they experienced last year.

There are a few subsectors that showed a large growth in shipments in 2008, specifically Other organic chemicals, Chemical fertilizers, and Pesticides. It is suspected that the jump in shipments within the Other organic chemicals group is due to the start-up of new ethanol capacity. The increases for fertilizers and pesticides reflect the strong performance of the agricultural sector globally, and the strong demand and prices for agricultural chemicals.

Other chemical information can be found on the Industry Canada website at: www.ic.gc.ca/chemicals

John Margeson Industry Canada 235 Queen Street, 634A Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H5 Tel: (613) 954-3016 Email: margeson.john@ic.gc.ca

Chemical production All values are in kilotonnes. The percentage change compared to 2007 is shown in brackets.

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W I N T E R • 2 0 0 8 Total chemical industry

Petrochemicals

Industrial gases

Synthetic dyes and pigments

shipments: $25.7 billion (-4%) exports: $15.6 billion (-9%) imports: $20.3 billion (-4%)

shipments: $3.7 billion (unchanged) exports: $1.5 billion (-2%) imports: $0.52 billion (+48%)

shipments: $0.45 billion (-6%) exports: $0.07 billion (-7%) imports: $0.06 billion (-1%)

shipments: $0.23 billion (-10%) exports: $0.21 billion (-10%) imports: $0.29 billion (-7%)

Other inorganics

Other organic chemicals

shipments: $1.7 billion (-12%) exports: $2.1 billion* (-34%) imports: $1.1 billion (+2%)

shipments: $1.4 billion (+28%) exports: $1.6 billion* (+1%) imports: $3.1 billion (-15%)

Synthetic resins and rubbers

Synthetic fibres

shipments: $4.5 billion (-20%) exports: $3.6 billion (+6%) imports: $3.1 billion (-4%)

shipments: $0.30 billion (-13%) exports: $0.23 billion (-19%) imports: $0.29 billion (-15%)

Chemical fertilizers

Pesticides and other agricultural chemicals

shipments: $2.3 billion (+15%) exports: $0.99 billion (+16%) imports: $0.48 billion (+28%)

shipments: $0.82 billion (+32%) exports: $0.08 billion (-6%) imports: $0.76 billion (+9%)

shipments: $4.8 billion (+4%) exports: $3.1 billion (-17%) imports: $6.0 billion (-2%)

shipments: $1.1 billion (+4%) exports: $0.21 billion (-10%) imports: $0.46 billion (-10%)

Pharmaceuticals

Paints

Adhesives and sealants

Soaps and detergents

shipments: $0.34 billion (-12%) exports: $0.11 billion (-16%) imports: $0.27 billion (-7%)

shipments: $0.93 billion (+2%) exports: $0.36 billion (-7%) imports: $0.96 (+3%)

shipments: $0.67 billion (-15%) exports: $0.65 billion (-2%) imports: $0.90 (-2%)

shipments: $0.19 billion (-9%) exports: $0.02 billion (-14%) imports: $0.09 (-9%)

Toilet preparations

Printing inks

Explosives

Other chemicals

shipments: $0.14 billion (+12%) exports: $0.08 billion (+9%) imports: $0.08 billion (+6%)

shipments: $2.1 billion (-22%) exports: $0.69 billion (+11%) imports: $1.8 billion (-11%)

Synthetic resins

Fertilizer industry products

Polyethylene: 1736 (-5%) Polystyrene: suppressed Polyesters: 31 (-6%)

Nitric acid: 444 (-28%) Ammonia: 2398 (+6%) Ammonium nitrate: 634 (+5%) Urea: 1927 (+2%)

Organic chemicals

Inorganic chemicals

Ethylene: partly suppressed Butadiene: partly suppressed Butylene: 101 (-23%) Propylene: 421 (-10%) Benzene: 379 (-8%) Toluene: 130 (+20%) Xylenes: partly suppressed Formaldehyde: 93 (-2%)

Hydrochloric acid: 71 (+4%) Sulphuric acid: 2100 (+9%) Chlorine: 286 (-1%) Sodium hydroxide: 322 (-2%) Sodium chlorate: 552 (+5%) Aluminum sulphate: 115 (+34%) Carbon black: partly suppressed Hydrogen peroxide: 126 (+1%)

(* apparent exports larger than domestic production is an oddity that occurs occasionally due to the use of different statistical bases)

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Drug Identification Chart Cannabis TYPE OF DRUG

Magic mushrooms

Cocaine

Heroin

(psilocybin)

Marihuana

Hashish

Hash oil

Substance resembling tea leaves, varying from pale green to brown

Substance varying from soft to very hard in consistency; light brown to black in colour

Thick liquid substance; yellow, orangy yellow, dark brown, or black in colour

Shiny, odourless crystalline powder resembling snow

Small white or beige rocks

Dry, fibrous substance of varying colours (sometimes ground into candy or chocolate)

Powder varying from white to brown

Tablets with a variety of logos and colours

White pow

Mary, Pot, Mary Jane, Grass, Weed, Green

Hash, Resin, Brown

Oil, Honey Oil, Liquid Hash

Coke, Coca, Coco, Snow, Powder, Charlie, Dust, Snowflake

Crack, Rock, Freebase

Mush, Magic Mushrooms

Smack, Hard Stuff, Horse, Junk, Point

Speed, Peach, Pink, Peanut, Candy, Pill

Meth, Ch

Smoked Ingested

Smoked Ingested

Smoked

Snorted Injected

Smoked

Ingested

Snorted Injected

Ingested

Ingeste

Perception-distorting

Depressant

Relaxation, dreamlike state, heightened sensitivity, illusions, hallucinations

Analgesic depressant, numbs pain, strong euphoria

Euphoria, increased ale excessively talkative, fee decreased appetite (Sm methamphetamine prod euphoric “rush.” The effe on faster and be mo

Dilated pupils, dehydration, chapped nostrils, bleeding, track marks, sniffling, dry mouth and lips, slurred speech

Illusions, hallucinations, dreamlike state, hilarity

Track marks, constricted pupils, slow speech and movements

Dry mouth, dilated pupils, blu vital signs, anxiety, restle

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ILLUSTRATION

DESCRIPTION

STREET NAMES METHODS OF USE

Perception-distorting

CATEGORY*

MOST COMMONLY CITED EFFECTS

Loss of inhibitions, relaxation, reduction of anxiety, hilarity, fatigue, drowsiness due to the THC* level (between 5% and 15%)

Same effects as marihuana, but more intense due to the THC* level (variable, can go up to 35%)

Stimulant Same effects as marihuana, but much more pronounced due to the THC* level (between 10% and 50%)

Same effects as powder cocaine, but faster and more intense

Euphoria, stimulation, insomnia, masks fatigue, loss of appetite and inhibitions

Stimulan

*THC (tetrahydrocannabinol): active ingredient in cannabis that produces its psychoactive effects.

DETECTION METHOD

APPENDICES

Odour, red eyes, pasty mouth, slurred speech, slowed mental reactions, increased appetite (munchies)

II, VII and VIII

II, VII and VIII

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LAWS AND OFFENCES *SUBSTANCE CLASSIFICATION

I

Controlled Drug and Substances Act – Possession: section 4(1) – Possession with intent to traffic: section 5(2) –

Depressant: Substance that slows psychic functions by decreasing general brain activity. It causes a feeling of relaxation that may make the user less aware of their environment. Stimulant: Substance that activates the psychic functions by increasing wakefulness and general brain activity. By accelerating the thinking process, it makes the user more alert and energet Perception-distorting (or Hallucinogen): Substance that alters sensory perception. It causes changes in user’s mood, thoughts and consciousness.

On October 29th and 30th, CACD attended the RCMP Drug Precursor and Chemical Diversion conference in Quebec City. Speakers from the RCMP und intended to promote the partnerships between the RCMP and the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The hope is to utilize these mutually benefi

The enclosed English and French drug identification charts were given to the attendees and donated to CACD for distribution to our membership and c

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Synthetic Drugs Ecstasy

GHB

LSD

PCP

(MDMA)

(gammahydroxybutyrate)

(lysergic acid diethylamide)

(phencyclidine)

Fine transparent shiny crystals

Tablets with a variety of logos and colours

Colourless, odourless liquid or powder

Crystal Meth, Ice, Crank, Glass, Tina

E, XTC, X, Pill, Peanut, Ecstasy, Dove, Love Drug

GH, Juice, Liquid Ecstasy, Date Rape Drug

Acid, Acid Cap, Blotter, Micro, Microdots, Bull’s Eye, Big D

Mescaline, Mess, Horse, Angel Dust, TH, Peace Pill, Crazy Eddie

Special K, Vitamin K, Ket, Ketty

Smoked Injested

Ingested

Ingested

Ingested

Inhaled Ingested Injected

Inhaled Ingested Injected

Stimulant Perception-distorting

Depressant

Perception-distorting

Perception-distorting, stimulant

Perception-distorting, stimulant

Euphoria, increased alertness, heightening of emotions and sensory perceptions, loss of inhibitions

Moderate dose: feeling of peace, euphoria, communicativeness, relaxation. Strong dose: dizziness, lack of coordination, incoherence, feeling faint, sleepiness, may bring on amnesia

Hallucinations, altered perceptions, restlessness

Euphoria, relaxation, hallucinations, dissociation from mind, body and outside world, effects of drunkenness, cyclical behaviour between periods of calm and rage

Hallucinations, visual distortions, feeling of dissociation from mind and body, numbs pain

Muscle tension, involuntary teeth chattering, rapid blinking of eyes, dilated pupils, hyperthermia, dehydration, confusion, anxiety

Drowsiness, confusion, unconsciousness (in and out), slow movements

Hilarity, hallucinations, excitable, wild-eyed, dilated pupils

Very strong physically, insensitive to pain, completely confused, wild-eyed

Insensitive to pain, difficulty reasoning, confusion, coordination problems, slurred speech

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Blotting paper

Small tablets (minipills)

Pale to yellowish, tan to brown powder

Tablets (NB: also commonly seen in liquid form)

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dercover units, Health Canada, McGill University and Mayor of Stratford, Ontario were amongst the line up of presenters. The conference was icial partnerships to obtain a greater control over the illegal use of drugs and production of drug labs.

contacts. Please take a moment to review the chart and become familiar with the chemical ingredients used to make each type of illegal drug.

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Tablets

White or slightly off-white powder

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Tableau d’identification des drog Cannabis TYPE DE DROGUE

Champignon magique

Cocaïne

Héroïne

(psilocybine)

Marihuana

Haschisch

Huile de haschisch

Substance ayant l’apparence du thé, variant du vert pâle au brun

Substance dont la consistance peut varier de molle à très dure, de couleur allant du brun pâle au noir

Substance liquide et épaisse de couleur jaune, jaune orangé, brun foncé ou noire

Poudre cristalline luisante et inodore ressemblant à de la neige

Petites roches de couleur blanche à beige

Substance séchée et fibreuse de couleurs variées

Poudre variant du blanc au brun

Comprimés aux logos et couleurs variés

Poudre blanche

Mari, pot, marijane, herbe, weed, vert

Hasch, résine, brun

Huile, huile de miel, honey oil, hasch liquide

Coke, coca, coco, neige, poudre, charlie, dust, snow flake

Crack, freebase, roche

Mush, magic mushroom

Smack, hard stuff, horse, junk, point

Speed, peach, pink, peanut, bonbon, vitesse, pilule

Meth, cha

Fumé Ingéré

Fumé Ingéré

Fumé

Inhalé Injecté

Fumé

Ingéré

Inhalé Injecté

Ingéré

Perturbateur

Dépresseur

Détente, rêverie, sensibilité, illusions, hallucinations

Analgésie, dépression, enlève la douleur, grande euphorie

Pupilles dilatées, déshydratation, narines gercées, saignements, traces d’injection, reniflements, bouche et lèvres sèches, difficultés d’élocution

Illusions, hallucinations, rêverie, hilarité

Traces d’injection, contraction des pupilles, paroles et gestes lents

I

III

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Méthamphéta

ILLUSTRATION

DESCRIPTION

TERMES DU MILIEU MODES DE CONSOMMATION

Perturbateur

CATÉGORIE*

EFFETS LES PLUS FRÉQUEMMENT SIGNALÉS

Désinhibition, relaxation, réduction de l’anxiété, hilarité, fatigue, sommeil (taux de THC* entre 5 % et 15 %)

Les effets sont les mêmes que pour la marihuana, mais plus intenses en fonction du taux de THC (variable, pouvant aller jusqu’à 35 %)

Stimulant Euphorie, stimulation, insomnie, masque la fatigue, perte d’appétit, désinhibition

Les effets sont les mêmes que pour la marihuana, mais beaucoup plus prononcés en fonction du taux de THC (entre 10 % et 50 %)

Mêmes effets que pour la cocaïne en poudre, mais plus rapides et plus intenses

Inhalé Injecté

Stimulant

Euphorie, plus grande vi volubilité excessive, sensat diminution de l’a

(La méthamphétamine fu provoque une intense sens appelée « rush »; les e également plus rapides et

*THC (tétrahydrocannabinol) : principe actif du cannabis qui produit ses effets psychotropes.

MÉTHODE DE DÉTECTION

ANNEXES

Odeur, yeux rouges, bouche pâteuse, difficultés de prononciation, ralentissement de la pensée, appétit démesuré

II, VII et VIII

II, VII et VIII

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POUVOIRS ET INFRACTIONS *CLASSIFICATION DES SUBSTANCES

Bouche sèche, pupilles dila signes vitaux élevés, anx tremblemen

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Loi réglementant certaines drogues et autres substances - Possession : art. 4 (1) - Possession en vue de trafic : ar

Dépresseur : substance qui ralentit les fonctions psychiques d’une personne en diminuant l’activité générale du cerveau. Elle provoque un sentiment de relaxation qui peut rendre le consom Stimulant : substance qui active les fonctions psychiques d’une personne en augmentant le niveau d’éveil et l’activité générale du cerveau. En accélérant le processus mental, elles rendent l Perturbateur : substance aussi appelée « hallucinogène » qui modifie les perceptions sensorielles. Elle provoque chez le consommateur des changements de l’humeur, de la perception, de l

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gues

Drogues de synthèse Ecstasy

GHB

LSD

PCP

(MDMA)

(gammahydroxybutyrate)

(acide lysergique diéthylamide)

(phencyclidine)

Fins cristaux transparents et lustrés

Comprimés aux logos et couleurs variés

Liquide incolore et inodore

Crystal meth, ice, crank, glass, tina

E, XTC, X, pilule, peanut, extase, dove, love drug

GH, jus, ecstasy liquide, drogue du viol

Acide, cap d’acide, buvard, micro, microdots, bull’s eye, big D

Mescaline, mess, horse, angel dust, TH

Spécial K, vitamine K, ket, ketty

Fumé Injecté

Ingéré

Ingéré

Ingéré

Inhalé Ingéré Injecté

Inhalé Ingéré Injecté

Stimulant Perturbateur

Dépresseur

Perturbateur

Perturbateur

Perturbateur

Euphorie, réduit la fatigue, amplification des émotions et des perceptions sensorielles, désinhibition

Dose modérée : quiétude, euphorie, communication facile, relaxation. Forte dose : vertiges, incoordination motrice, incohérence verbale, étourdissements, somnolence, peut entraîner une amnésie

Hilarité, hallucinations, perceptions modifiées, agitation

Euphorie, relaxation, hallucinations, dissociation de l’environnement, effets d’ivresse

Hallucinations, distorsions visuelles, sentiment de dissociation du corps et de l’esprit, enlève la douleur

Tension musculaire, claquement involontaire des dents, clignotements rapides des yeux, pupilles dilatées, hyperthermie, déshydratation, confusion, anxiété

Somnolence, confusion, amnésie, ralentissement des gestes

Hilarité, hallucinations, excitation, yeux dilatés et hagards

Très fort physiquement, insensible à la douleur, complètement confus, yeux hagards

Insensible à la douleur, troubles de la pensée, confusion, problèmes de coordination motrice, troubles d’élocution

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mmateur moins conscient de son environnement. le consommateur plus alerte et plus énergique. la pensée et de l’état de conscience.

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Comprimés

Poudre blanche ou légèrement blanc cassé

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EmployeeN CAMBRIAN CHEMICALS’ STAFF CELEBRATES HALLOWEEN WITH CREATIVITY AND COMPETITION.

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On October 31st, 2008 Cambrian Chemicals Ltd. hosted an annual costume contest. The entire staff shared the creativity and spunk for a little competition. Luckily CACD was there to capture some of the original designs on camera.

C H E M U N I C A T O R

Stella replaces Anne-Marie Moisan who was recently promoted to Technical Specialist. Stella graduated from McGill University in Montreal with a Chemical Engineering degree in 2006 and was been with Univar Canada Ltd. for 2 years. Stella's contact information is listed below

Stella Psaradellis, Inside Technical Specialist, Univar Specialties Univar Canada Ltd. Email stella.psaradellis@univarcanada.com

UNIVAR NAMES GROUP SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT EUROPE

Univar, a world leader in chemical distribution, today announced that it has appointed John van Osch as Group Senior Vice President – Europe, effective January 1, 2009 reporting to Gary Pruitt, Univar President and CEO.

ISABEL ALEXANDER, AND PHANCORP Inc. PRESIDENT FOUNDER OF The Distributors' Partner PHANCORP INC. IS RANKED NUMBER 42 OF THE PROFIT W100 TOP CANADIAN WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS 2008! TM

The list “showcases 100 enterprising women entrepreneurs who are delivering world-class products and services - and reaping the rewards.”

“John will be the Senior Executive in Europe with full responsibility for the development of Univar’s business activities in the region,” said Gary Pruitt. “Univar offers customers a powerful product portfolio from many of the world’s leading manufacturers, all focused on key industries supported by qualified technical, logistical and marketing resources.”

Currently, Mr. van Osch is President and General Manager of DSM Composite Resins in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Prior to joining DSM in 2006, he enjoyed a career of nearly 20 years with General Electric, primarily with GE Plastics. UNIPEX SOLUTIONS (BOUCHERVILLE, QC) IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE HIRING OF THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE PHANCORP PHAMILY

Phancorp is pleased to welcome our new Managing Director Kathryn Hendrikx, a lawyer with international trade experience. With well-honed expertise in international trade, Kathryn, who has lived and worked abroad, is perfectly suited for this new role which includes overseeing operations, finance and legal aspects for the company.

Lise Descoteaux, Director Quality - Regulatory Affairs - Lise has a law degree and a BSc combined with 20+ years experience with developing and managing a variety of quality systems.

Shelley Carlisle, Technical Sales Representative Pharma - Shelley has 25 years experience with the nutrition and pharma markets and will help with our growth strategies.

Phancorp welcomes Brenda Donoghue into our Accounting Department. Brenda has diverse accounting experience having worked for a hotel management company and a fabrication company in senior accounting roles. Phancorp is prepared for a prosperous new fiscal year and we will be capitalizing on Brenda’s experience to assist us with all of our accounting needs.

Mark Quintal, Sales Representative - Composites and Water Treatment - Mark recently graduated from Queens with a BSc (Honours) Environmental Sciences.

UNIVAR WELCOMES NEW INSIDE TECHNICAL SPECIALIST AT DORVAL OFFICE

Cynthia Bustos - Inside Sales - Cynthia, who recently arrived in Canada, has a BSc University of Bogata and an MBA from Toulouose University. Cynthia will work from our Boucherville head office.

We are extremely pleased to introduce Stella Psaradellis as our new Inside Technical Specialist at our Dorval office in Quebec.

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Business Intelligence: 4 Criteria to Select the Best Solution IN

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Real (effective) BI allows you, the decision maker, to more easily see all the relevant data to make a decision faster with more certainty. It allows decision makers to understand data, draw accurate conclusions and make informed business decisions. This is very rarely possible unless you can see the information in the exact way your business environment necessitates.

(Management Reporting – Then & Now), we discussed the benefits available to companies who utilize a contemporary approach for management reporting. Benefits discussed include:

1. More accurate reporting - ensured referential integrity of the data analyzed and conclusions derived; 2. Better support for management – allow management to, “Ask & Answer” all the iterative questions instead of lengthy back and forth with your report writers 3. Faster answers to your questions – get meaningful data in your hands much faster. Some software vendors estimate up to 300% faster than traditional methods.

MANAGERS WRITING REPORTS?

To address the limitation of pre-canned reports, many vendors suggest you can create all the custom reports you like. All you need is in-depth knowledge of very complex tools, and you can get all the reporting you want. Decision makers rarely have the time or the skills to learn all the technical nuances of the report writer software. Thus when they need to make the “what product category to drop” decision, they need an expert in the complex tools that create the reports.

There are hundreds of software products that supposedly support this contemporary approach to management reporting. In this article, we identify four criteria for selecting a management reporting tool for your organization to ensure you realize the benefits listed above.

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE?

Relying on someone else to create the reports delays decision making. Meetings are necessary to discuss requirements, review the resulting report, correct misunderstandings (“I need full costing of these items, not just purchase price”), review the revised report, all before you can get to analysis. Then, as you analyse the report in front of you, many new questions arise that are not answered in this report. Thus, more reports must be written! The cycle can go on for a long time before a decision can be made.

You may have heard this term or its acronym, BI, before. BI refers to technologies, applications and practices for the collection, integration, analysis, and presentation of business information. The purpose of business intelligence--a term that dates at least to 1958--is to support better business decision making 1. Real BI (I will elaborate in a moment) is synonymous with the contemporary approach we reviewed in the last article.

Criteria 2 - In order to support better decision making, BI must be left in the hands of decisions makers. Decision makers - not IT experts- must be able to collect, analyse & present the data. The BI systems must therefore focus on ease of use and not require a high degree of technical ability.

In an attempt to take advantage of the growing awareness of the term (and a lack of awareness about what the term means) many accounting software vendors proclaim that they have built in BI. Unfortunately, this often equates to little more than some reports, graphs and summary screens.

Unfortunately, many supposed BI tools fail this test.

More than mere reporting, BI is the promise of being able to understand relationships. Consider the business decisions you make as a manager. Whether or not to:

“Existing BI solutions are designed primarily for people who can understand the data models and who have time to build analyses from them…. these experts account for about 5 percent of the salaried workforce….While the number of BI users is increasing , the bulk of the increase is in passive report distribution, not active analysis, collaboration or decision-making.“

• close a branch, • increase a staff member’s salary or • drop an underperforming product category

I suspect there is no one report in your current accounting system entitled “Determine what product category to drop”. Even if there was, the specifics of making these decisions will vary incredibly from one organization to the next. Thus it is very difficult for a software vendor to intuit exactly how you will need to see the data.

To get the benefits that we are looking for we need to demand more than what that vast majority of BI tools today provide.

SO WE ARE TALKING ABOUT AN EASY REPORT WRITER? Yes, but BI must be a lot more than that!

Criteria 1 - BI is only meaningful when it is specifically tailored to your business. It cannot be pre-canned from a vendor and effectively support your decision making.

Let’s go back to our “what product category to drop” question. A typical distributor may carry dozens of product categories,

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Business Intelligence: 4 Criter each one with hundreds or thousands of products. When answering this question, you must determine if the product category as a whole is unprofitable or is it just a couple of the products?� With this in mind you might create and print a report that looks like this:

etc), drill-downs into the transactions, what-if scenarios, trend analysis and easy outlier identification. A typical, traditional report (paper or PDF) does not provide this flexibility. You get what you are given!

THEN YOU ARE SAYING WE WANT AN EASY REPORT WRITER THAT WE USE ELECTRONICALLY SO WE CAN SORT AND FILTER OUR DATA!

Inevitably, to understand the data you will need to manipulate it. BI tools should facilitate that manipulation so that decision makers do not have to call on technical staff for assistance. Effective BI tools go one step further and present rich and important data in way that decision makers can use immediately, without extensive manipulation. Consider the following graphical display of the same data from our table:

While this has all the data, it is a challenge to use for analysis. For example, in 20 seconds or less, could you determine what the best and worst performing products are each year? How about what the best or worst performing product category is?

This greatly simplified example illustrates the problem with traditional management reports. Even with only sixteen products and two years of data, analysis is time consuming and complex.

Criteria 3 - BI systems must make analysis and understanding of potentially complex and large data sets easier. BI tools must facilitate easy manipulation (sorting, filtering

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ria to Select the Best Solution Instantly, your mind begins to focus on those items below the 0K profit line. With 10 seconds of analysis, you likely determined we have some real issues with the items below this line and far to the right (lots of gross sales, but significant losses). With another 30 seconds of review you likely focused on the four worst offenders in 2008 and started to note that we have poor performers in both product categories. Another 30 seconds and you know the offending product names.

In less than 90 seconds, you have made significant progress towards analysing your data, without any manipulation.

Criteria 4 - If BI is to aid in decision making it must aid understanding/ analysis/interpretation with a minimum of manipulation.

Much research has been done on how humans interpret information. This has lead to a body of knowledge (cognitive theory) on best practices for simplification/enhancing of understanding. The leading visualization products on the market apply these best practises to ensure that the end results aid understanding. For some fascinating reading on this topic, I highly recommend the works of Stephen Few. He has several excellent books on the market and his blog offers ongoing commentary and insight into the world of visualization best practices and products.

FOUR CRITERIA FOR SELECTING A GREAT BI TOOL

1. BI is only meaningful when it is specifically tailored to your business. It cannot be pre-canned from a vendor and effectively support your decision making.

One of the best ways to do this is to optimize the presentation of the data graphically. There is a growing movement in the BI industry to develop products that facilitate this “visual analytics” capability.

2. In order to support better decision making, BI must be left in the hands of decisions makers. Decision makers - not IT experts - must be able to collect, analyse & present the data. The BI systems must therefore focus on ease of use and not require a high degree of technical ability.

Making BI visual/graphical does not in-and-of itself make the data easier to understand. Poor graphical displays will obscure meaning, confuse decision makers and delay decision making.

3. BI systems must make analysis and understanding of potentially complex and large data sets easier. 4. If BI is to aid in decision making it must aid understanding/ analysis/interpretation with a minimum of manipulation.

To see a ranking of several BI tools (including Excel and other products you may already own) and links to product reviews, specification sheets, please visit http://BI.fhblack.com.

Jamie Black, Partner & Director of IT Services for F.H. Black & Company. F.H. Black & Company provides Canadian wholesale distributors with ONE source for business support, focusing on accounting services, business systems and technologies, business process enhancement, human resource and management consulting.

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32 MOST IMPORTANT EMAIL ETIQU It is amazing to find that in this day and age, some companies have still not realized how important their email communications are. Many companies send email replies late or not at all, or send replies that do not actually answer the questions you asked. If your company is able to deal professionally with email, this will provide your company with that all important competitive edge. Moreover by educating employees as to what can and cannot be said in an email, you can protect your company from awkward liability issues. This article discusses the main etiquette rules and provides advice on how employers can ensure that they are implemented. Why do you need email etiquette? 1) Professionalism: by using proper email language your company will convey a professional image.

7. Do not attach unnecessary files. 8. Use proper structure & layout. - Use short paragraphs and blank lines between each paragraph. When making points, number them. 9. Do not overuse the high priority option.

2) Efficiency: emails that get to the point are much more effective than poorly worded emails.

10. Do not write in CAPITALS.

3) Protection from liability: employee awareness of email risks will protect your company from costly law suits. 32 MOST IMPORTANT EMAIL ETIQUETTE TIPS:

11. Don't leave out the message thread. 12. Add disclaimers to your emails. 13. Read the email before you send it.

1. Be concise and to the point. 2. Answer all questions, and pre-empt further questions. 3. Use proper spelling, grammar & punctuation. 4. Make it personal. - Not only should the e-mail be personally addressed, it should also include personal i.e. customized content. 5. Use templates for frequently used responses. 6. Answer swiftly. - Customers send an e-mail because they

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wish to receive a quick response. If they did not want a quick response they would send a letter or a fax. Therefore, each email should be replied to within at least 24 hours, and preferably within the same working day. If the email is complicated, just send an email back saying that you have received it and that you will get back to them. This will put the customer's mind at rest and usually customers will then be very patient!

14. Do not overuse Reply to All. - Only use Reply to All if you really need your message to be seen by each person who received the original message. 15. Mailings > use the Bcc: field or do a mail merge. When sending an email mailing, some people place all the email addresses in the To: field. There are two drawbacks to this practice: (1) the recipient knows that you have sent the same message to a large number of recipients, and (2) you are publicizing someone else's email address without their permission. One way to get round this is to place all addresses in the Bcc: field.

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UETTE TIPS: 16. Do not use abbreviations and emoticons in business emails.

26. Avoid using URGENT and IMPORTANT unless the matter is really, really important.

17. Be careful with formatting. - Remember that when you use formatting in your emails, the sender might not be able to view formatting, or might see different fonts than you had intended. When using colors, use a color that is easy to read on the background.

27. Avoid long sentences. - Try to keep each sentence 15-20 words.

18. Take care with rich text and HTML messages. - Be aware that when you send an email in rich text or HTML format, the sender might only be able to receive plain text emails. If this is the case, the recipient will receive your message as a .txt attachment. Most email clients however, including Microsoft Outlook, are able to receive HTML and rich text messages.

29. Don't forward virus hoaxes and chain letters.

19. Do not forward chain letters. 20. Do not request delivery and read receipts. 21. Do not ask to recall a message. 22. Do not copy a message or attachment without permission. 23. Do not use email to discuss confidential information.

30. Keep your language gender neutral. 31. Don't reply to spam. 32. Use cc: field sparingly. - Try not to use the cc: field unless the recipient in the cc: field knows why they are receiving a copy of the message. Using the cc: field can be confusing since the recipients might not know who is supposed to act on the message. Also, when responding to a cc: message, should you include the other recipient in the cc: field as well? This will depend on the situation. In general, do not include the person in the cc: field unless you have a particular reason for wanting this person to see your response. Again, make sure that this person will know why they are receiving a copy. How do you enforce email etiquette?

24. Use a meaningful subject. - Try to use a subject that is meaningful to the recipient as well as yourself. For instance, when you send an email to a company requesting information about a product, it is better to mention the actual name of the product, e.g. 'Product A information' than to just say 'product information' or the company's name in the subject. 25. Use an active voice instead of passive voice.

28. Don't send or forward emails containing libelous, defamatory, offensive, racist or obscene remarks.

The first step is to create a written email policy. This email policy should include all the do's and don'ts concerning the use of the company's email system and should be distributed amongst all employees. Secondly, employees must be trained to fully understand the importance of email etiquette.

- Article taken from emailreplies.com

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Frugal Green Living: Tips to get Recession Ready George Monbiot wrote in the Guardian almost exactly a year ago that a recession might not be a bad thing, and that perhaps there can be too much growth. He also wondered if we all have enough cars and cellphones, and don't need to keep making them. Perhaps he should be careful what he wishes for. It is true that in times of economic contraction, there is less fuel burned and less pollution created, as industries make less stuff and there are fewer trucks carrying it. Russia's air got dramatically cleaner after the fall of Communism and all the old factories closed.

T RAVEL L OCALLY

"If I am going to go looking for my heart's desire, I won't go

It is also true that almost all of the things that we preach as being good for the planet are also good for getting recessionready; use less stuff, lower your heating bills, reduce your use of electricity, make your own dinner -- all these things that make less carbon dioxide also save us money. Most of them make you healthier too. Here are a few ideas from Planet Green:

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We offer discounted insurance products to groups and associations across Canada, catering to all of our English and French speaking members.

The car is one of the biggest expenses people have, and one where the changes you make can have a big impact on the amount you spend, and the greenhouse gases you generate. Of course, the best thing you can do is ditch your car completely, and we have a couple of alternatives for that. The biggest and most cost-effective thing you can do is Throw away the keys and live car-free. According to a 2004 American Automobile Association study, the average American spends $8,410 per year to own a vehicle. That's equal to $700 per month, and a lot of potential savings when you throw away your keys.

Save up to 50% on your insurance products, plus your group discount! For a no-obligation quote, contact Waterloo Insurance today. For English speaking service contact: Toll Free: 1-866-247-7700

If you can't get rid of your car, perhaps you can find or start a car pool. Not only will you save on gas and transportation expenses, but you'll also reduce carbon emissions. Plus, you'll find plenty to gab about during stoplights and rush-hour jams, which you can turn into networking and socializing opportunities.

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If you need a car occasionally but not every day for commuting, car sharing is a great option. Car-sharing services offer the opportunity to have ready access to wheels, without the hassles of paying for gas and insurance, and even finding parking. ::More in Planet Green

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any further than my own back yard," said Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Marcel Proust was of the same mind: "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." They both have a point-in times of financial insecurity, perhaps it is appropriate to explore our own backyards a little more carefully. Lea Woodward from Project Woodward has some suggestions: 1. Be a local tourist: Unless you live in the middle of nowhere, you probably have several tourist attractions nearby that you've never visited before. Make a list of all the tourist destinations in your area that you've always "meant to visit", and go check them out. 2. Explore new cultures in your hometown: Many of us live in multicultural cities or towns, so we don't even have to leave our comfort zone to experience a new culture. Try sampling a new cuisine you've never tried, or visiting immigrant-owned stores. Once you start chatting with the owners, you'll be surprised at how much you can learn. ::More in Planet Green

B ROWN B AG I T

If you eat your lunch out every day, you might not realize just how much it is costing you. If you have soup and a sandwich and a drink, you are probably spending at least of $10.00 a day, maybe more. Now think about how much further that $50-plus would go if you used it to buy groceries. I don't normally spend more than $10 per day for all three of my meals that I cook at home. This is probably one of the quickest ways for you to start saving money. There is no question that taking your lunch to work every day takes some planning, but once you get used to it, you won't find it hard. As I mentioned in my first recession-ready post, you should invest in a thermos. You should also invest in some reusable containers as well as a reusable bag so that you aren't creating more waste. ::More on Planet Green

S QUEEZE O UT T HE L AST D ROP

Less is definitely more when money is tight; it is better for your budget and better for the environment. Squeezing out the last drop of the things that we use means that less stuff goes to the dump as well. Here's how: 1. Use less than recommended: Are the shampoo manufacturers suggesting how much to use and then "rinse and repeat" serving their interest or yours? Try using less and less each time until you figure out the minimum you can get away with. 2. Dilute it: So much of what we buy is mainly water anyways, why not just add a bit more? When you get to the bottom of a bottle, rinse it out and use that too. 3. Get the last drop: Leave bottles upside down for a couple of hours. Roll up that toothpaste tube.

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Stress testing generally refers to reviewing how a company's financial position will respond to an extreme scenario. As a process, stress testing will be familiar to CACD members - as you go about the prudent management of your business and continually ask yourself “what if ” type questions. You know your business, your processes, your risk – but have you really tested the “last line of defence” mechanisms you have in place to protect it. Risk-management practices in chemical manufacturing and distribution have undergone quantitative revolutions over the past decade or so. Increasingly, firms anticipate and react to strategic and operational compliance issues, economic fluctuations, market cycles and changing customer patterns/demographics. However many do not extend that discipline to testing the strength of their insurance program(s). To address this shortcoming, industry looks to external advisers who generally “place their insurance”. These best-inclass advisors act as extensions to your risk management effort. Certain of these external “risk managers” have developed "stress testing" as a risk-management tool used to evaluate the potential impact on your corporate value of unlikely, although plausible, events or movements in a set of financial variables. Stress testing is applied to managing physical asset risks, product liability risks, management and/or professional liability risk – though credit, political and ever more so today – trade disruption risks. In addition to providing a “reality check", stress testing has been found to be an effective communication tool between a firm's senior management and its business lines. Stress scenarios can often also be effective communication tools to outside parties, such as customers, suppliers and investors. The communication advantage that stress tests have is their explicit linking of potential losses to a specific and concrete set of events – and the mechanisms in place to react, or anticipate, these scenarios. That is, stress tests can be thought of as exercises based on a unique set of outcomes for the relevant risk factors. We characterise stress-testing techniques in two general categories: sensitivity tests and scenario tests.

Sensitivity tests assess the impact of large movements in financial variables on your overall corporate valuation – the balance sheet affect. A typical example might be how tolerable the doubling of a deductible might be on program pricing; or how catastrophic the quantum versus loss expectancy

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scenarios. These tests can be run as a useful approximation of the impact of a financial move – such as insurance buy. The analysis can anticipate market content, such as contemplation of lost sales or other business interruptions/contingencies, which can also be useful for longer term risk-management decisions.

Scenario tests are more often constructed within the context of a specific event or in light of historical events, perhaps known within/across the industry. “Risk managers” identify your company’s key financial drivers and then formulate scenarios in which these drivers are stressed. The insurance “program”, or policy wording, is then taken in the context of that scenario to contemplate how it would, or might not, respond. For the event-driven approach, stress scenarios are based on plausible but unlikely events, and the analysis addresses how these events might affect the risk factors relevant to the ongoing viability of your operation. Scenario testing is most effective wherein it includes a comprehensive review of your business(es), the risks involved and the manner in which those risks are treated. This should be as non-invasive and collaborative as possible - incorporating ongoing reporting during the process. It should allow for development of contingency plans on major projects, such as, delivery or manufacturing delays, quantifying the risk of adverse situations and delays and integrating the scenario into a solution best suited to manage it. This may, or may not, include risk transfer (insurance). Instead of “insurance buying” a company may do stress testing where they look at how robust a financial instrument is in certain scenarios and use that knowledge to most efficiently manage the overall cost of the risk. For example, the risk managed business queries: • What happens if my neighbour has a fire and we can’t access our distribution center for the next 2 months? How do we best manage that? What makes the most sense? • With all the demographic changes in our neighbourhood – what will it cost us to rebuild? Will we be able to rebuild here? Does my current insurance contemplate that? • What happens if our supplier goes into bankruptcy or has a significant disruption themselves? Is there a form of indemnity to protect the firm from that? • What happens if the Board or Management is sued for

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damage to the environment or pollution related losses? How do I protect my Board? While this is certainly not an exhaustive list consider that, as an insurance broker, and more so an external risk manager, we believe it is incumbent that your firm’s insurance programme be subject to ongoing, strategic, stress testing. Any programme, or insurance policy, can cut the basics – but are you really getting what you hope to be paying for? More often that not, the devil can lurk in the detail. Jones Brown provides risk management advice, program audit and comprehensive insurance broking services. We focus on strong personal relationships, effective problem-solving and implementing achievable solutions. Clients benefit from our risk management experience and guidance to help achieve corporate compliance and best practices through insurance program architecture and managing self-insured retentions. We work with clients to examine your organization, identify and quantify what you do; what you stand to lose; and what is needed to protect your assets and earnings against uncertainty. Our primary goal is to minimize risk and maximize coverage while simultaneously lowering insurance premiums, claims costs and the overall “Total Cost of Risk” to your firm. Author: Stephen Smith, Partner Steve specializes in complex risk profiles and commercial programs for Canadian, American and international clients with sub-specialties in energy intensive manufacturing and resourcebased industries, and life sciences.

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QUEBEC CITY’S 400TH BIRTHDAY, CACD’s 22nd year of existence and The Chemunicator is 20 years old. Hard to believe time can go so quickly and yet at times, things move slow….or so it seems, are we making headway? Yes.

ADVERTISERS SPOTLIGHT

Over the past year, things have not moved slow at the Association, which took on new initiatives driven by the Strategic Plan. The Review of the Plan in 2006 was a sensible approach to the future. It was built on the idea “let’s be real.” So, to summarize what the Plan called for and what we’ve done, let’s do a report card. INDUSTRY ADVOCATE:

 Develop and disseminate industry positions   Monitor and measure regulations, policies and initiatives which impact the industry   Opportunities in other markets such as education on the chemical industry in schools 

MEMBER SERVICES:

 Information/ Education: ~ Monitor, analyze and disseminate information that would impact members’ business  ~ Publish the magazine, membership directory, newsletter, surveys and discount/benefit products   Membership recruitment   Training ~ Offer RD seminars  ~ Offer third-party audit services  ~ Offer health and safety issue support   Networking   Fellowship ~ Hold conferences, events and meetings (regional and national) 

~ Promote committee involvement   Report industry news 

RESPONSIBLE DISTRIBUTION®:

 Define Responsible Distribution   Require member adherence to Responsible Distribution and monitor adherence via member networks   Advocate RD globally   Publicize RD implementation guidelines   Take disciplinary action to expel members if they do not adhere to Responsible Distribution 

EXTERNAL OUTREACH:

 Communicate with non-members   Communicate with related associations and organizations   Two-way global promotion of Responsible Distribution~ Publicize RD Code of Practice 

Check marks represent what’s been done and done well. The accomplishments to date have been many and have been successful, because of the Board of Directors who give of themselves and their time. The Committee’s volunteers continue to be the “backbone” of the Association sharing their expertise and knowledge. Of course, I must add a note about the hardworking staff ☺. Is CACD growing and keeping active ensuring value? Yes.

Is there more to be done? Yes. Are we going to do it? Yes. How can you help? Get involved. Join a Committee or attend Chapter meetings. Are we willing to hear / accept new ideas? Yes. Do you have something to bring to the table? If you’re working in the industry, the answer is….Yes!

Happy Holidays! Share time with family and loved ones, make new memories, enjoy responsibly and see you in the new year. Cathy Campbell

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