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Newsletters, Articles, Memos & Press Releases 

  • TRAC Bill 151 EBR Submission

    3/3/16

    TRAC has drafted a submission re: Bill 151, the Waste-Free Ontario Act, through the Ontario Environmental Bill of Rights public consultation process.

    Read the Submission


  • TRAC releases Winter Tire Report

    11/18/15

    TRAC's new comprehensive Winter Tire Report detailsthe latest winter tire shipment, market, usage and test data, along with recommendations to increase winter road safety.

    Get the Facts


  • TRAC's June 2015 e-Newsletter

    6/3/15

    TRAC's e-Newsletter features information about the rubber and tire industry, government policies and regulatory issues, and upcoming events.

    Read Our e-Newsletter


  • 2015 Be Tire Smart Week

    5/15/15

    Two thirds of Canadian drivers do not check tire pressures monthly, a routine tire maintenance habit that's critical to safety, fuel economy & reducing harmful emissions.

    Read the Article


  • 2015 Federal Budget to Benefit Manufacturers

    4/22/15

    Learn how the Federal Government's Economic Action Plan 2015 will have a positive impact for Canadian manufacturers and exporters.

    Learn More


  • TRAC's April 2015 e-Newsletter

    4/21/15

    TRAC's e-Newsletter is circulated monthly and features information about the rubber and tire industry, government policies and regulatory issues, and upcoming events.

    Read Our e-Newsletter


  • Some Reductions to Ontario Tire Stewardship Fees

    3/4/15

    Tire stewards may be pleased to learn of some reductions to the Ontario Tire Stewardship Fees, effective May 1, 2015.

    Learn More


  • TRAC's February 2015 e-Newsletter

    3/3/15

    TRAC's e-Newsletter is circulated monthly and features information about the rubber and tire industry, government policies and regulatory issues, and upcoming events.

    Read Our e-Newsletter


  • TRAC's January 2015 e-Newsletter

    2/11/15

    TRAC's e-Newsletter is circulated monthly and features information about the rubber and tire industry, government policies and regulatory issues, and upcoming events.

    Read Our e-Newsletter


  • Many Drivers Outside Quebec Still Not on Winter Tires

    11/30/14

    Outside Quebec, where winter tire use is mandated by law, only 51 per cent of drivers use winter tires.

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  • Quebec's Winter Tire Law

    11/29/14

    Winter tires on all Quebec passenger vehicles will be required to bear the pictogram of a mountain with a superimposed snowflake after December 15, 2014.

    Get the Facts


  • TRAC's November 2014 e-Newsletter

    11/28/14

    TRAC's e-Newsletter is circulated monthly and features information about the rubber and tire industry, government policies and regulatory issues, and upcoming events.

    Read Our e-Newsletter


  • TRAC's October 2014 e-Newsletter

    10/3/14

    TRAC's e-Newsletter is circulated monthly and features information about the rubber and tire industry, government policies and regulatory issues, and upcoming events.

    Read Our e-Newsletter


  • TRAC's September 2014 e-Newsletter

    9/20/14

    TRAC's e-Newsletter is circulated monthly and features information about the rubber and tire industry, government policies and regulatory issues, and upcoming events.

    Read Our e-Newsletter


  • TRAC's August 2014 e-Newsletter

    9/3/14

    TRAC's e-Newsletter is circulated monthly and features information about the rubber and tire industry, government policies and regulatory issues, and upcoming events.

    Read Our e-Newsletter


  • TRAC's July 2014 e-Newsletter

    8/12/14

    TRAC's e-Newsletter is circulated monthly and features information about the rubber and tire industry, government policies and regulatory issues, and upcoming events.

    Read Our e-Newsletter


  • RAC's June 2014 e-Newsletter

    7/3/14

    The RAC's e-Newsletter is circulated monthly and features information about the rubber and tire industry, government policies and regulatory issues, and upcoming events.

    Read Our e-Newsletter


  • TRAC Announces New Name and Logo

    7/1/14

    TRAC publicly announces its new name and logo, effective July 1, 2014 by Industry Canada.

    Read the News Release


  • RAC's May 2014 e-Newsletter

    6/3/14

    The RAC's e-Newsletter is circulated monthly and features information about the rubber and tire industry, government policies and regulatory issues, and upcoming events.

    Read Our e-Newsletter


  • Major Knowledge Gaps About Tire Inflation: Survey

    5/12/14

    Only 31 per cent of Canadian drivers measure their tire pressures monthly, a practice essential to road safety, fuel economy and protecting the environment.

    Learn More About Be Tire Smart Week


  • RAC's April 2014 e-Newsletter

    5/2/14

    The RAC's e-Newsletter is circulated monthly and features information about the rubber and tire industry, government policies and regulatory issues, and upcoming events.

    Read Our e-Newsletter


  • RAC President Glenn Maidment Receive's 'Leader Profile' in Tire News

    4/15/14

    RAC President, Glenn Maidment, was recently featured in Tire News with a 'Leader Profile' that highlights his rewarding 30-year career history in the tire and rubber industry.

    Read the Article


  • New Ontario Stewardship Fees for Passenger & Light Truck Tires

    4/1/14

    As of May 1, 2014, the Tire Stewardship Fee (TSF) rate for Passenger & Light Truck (PLT) tires in Ontario will be reduced to $5.43 from $5.69.

    Learn More


  • AJAC Eco-Run Being Held May 6-9

    4/1/14

    The Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) will be holding its Eco-Run Media & Automotive Industry Event from May 6-9 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

    Learn More About Our Winter Tire Campaign


  • RAC's March 2014 e-Newsletter

    3/31/14

    The RAC's e-Newsletter is circulated monthly and features information about the rubber and tire industry, government policies and regulatory issues, and upcoming events.

    Read Our March e-Newsletter


  • 'Country pricing' proposal gets cautious response

    3/21/14

    Representatives of Canadian business are reacting cautiously to Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's plan to address “country pricing".

    Read the Article


  • RAC's February 2014 e-Newsletter

    2/28/14

    The RAC's e-Newsletter is circulated monthly and features information about the rubber and tire industry, government policies and regulatory issues, and upcoming events.

    Read Our February e-Newsletter


  • Cabot Launches Two New Carbon Black Products

    2/12/14

    Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) recently announced the launch of two new carbon black products for tire tread applications.

    Read the Press Release


  • RAC's January 2014 e-Newsletter

    1/16/14

    The RAC's e-Newsletter is circulated monthly and features information about the rubber and tire industry, government policies and regulatory issues, and upcoming events.

    Read Our January e-Newsletter


  • 2014 Call for Presentation Papers

    1/10/14

    The Rubber Association of Canada is now accepting papers for its biennial Rubber Recycling Symposium to be held October 22 to 24, 2014 in Montreal, Canada.

    Learn More


  • OTS's 2013 RecycleDrive Results Are In!

    12/20/13

    Ontario Tire Stewardship recently wrapped up a very successful RecycleDrive. Across the province, the initiative collected 5,204 used tires.

    Read More


  • RAC Secures Date For 2014 Rubber Recycling Symposium

    12/19/13

    The RAC is pleased to announce that we will be partnering with RECYC-QUEBEC for our 2014 Rubber Recycling Symposium to be held in Montreal, Quebec from Oct. 22-24, 2014.

    Learn More


  • RAC's December 2013 e-Newsletter

    12/19/13

    The RAC's e-Newsletter is circulated monthly and features information about the rubber and tire industry, government policies and regulatory issues, and upcoming events.

    Read Our December e-Newsletter


  • Emterra Group CEO, Emmie Leung, Named Executive of the Year

    12/19/13

    The Canadian Waste Sector recently awarded Emmie Leung, Emterra Group CEO, Canadian 2013 Executive of the Year in the large private business category.

    Read the Article


  • The Waste Reduction Act Needs a New Name—and More

    12/18/13

    While the WRA has reasonably sound good intentions, it misses the mark in some very fundamental ways, starting with the name—The Waste Reduction Act.

    Read the Article


  • RAC Submits Letter to Ontario MPPs on the Proposed Waste Reduction Act

    12/5/13

    On December 5, the RAC submitted a letter to Ontario MPPs regarding Bill 91, the proposed Waste Reduction Act, to provide our industry's perspective on the legislation.

    Read Our Letter to Ontario MPPs


  • 7 Surprising Misconceptions About Winter Tires

    11/29/13

    This short 3-minute quiz from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation outlines some popular misconceptions about winter tires.

    Take the Quiz


  • RAC's November 2013 e-Newsletter

    11/26/13

    The RAC's e-Newsletter is circulated monthly and features information about the rubber and tire industry, government policies and regulatory issues, and upcoming events.

    Read our November e-Newsletter


  • Government of Canada Enhances Tire Safety Regulations

    11/22/13

    The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced important regulations that will enhance the safety of tires manufactured for the Canadian market.

    Read the News Article


  • Quebec Drivers the Model for Canada

    11/19/13

    Quebec drivers have long led motorists everywhere in Canada in understanding the safety and performance benefits of winter tires in all cold-weather driving conditions.

    Read the Full Media Release


  • Conquer the Cold: Get a Grip in All Winter Driving Conditions

    11/7/13

    Winter tires offer a dramatic improvement in driver control and traction in all cold-weather road conditions when temperatures fall below 7 degrees Celsius.

    Learn More About Our Winter Tire Campaign


  • A Winter Tire Primer: Why You Shouldn't Dread the Tread

    11/7/13

    Winter Versus All-Season Tires: 14 reasons to ditch your all-season tires for the winter.

    Read the Globe and Mail Article


  • BC Motorists Need to Prepare Now for Winter

    11/1/13

    BC motorists are required to have winter tires or carry suitable chains from Oct. 1 to April 30 while travelling on highways designated with winter travel signs.

    Read the Article


  • RAC's October 2013 e-Newsletter

    10/23/13

    The RAC's e-Newsletter is circulated monthly and features information about the rubber and tire industry, government policies and regulatory issues, and upcoming events.

    Read Our e-Newsletter


  • RAC Launches New Website

    10/23/13

    The Rubber Association of Canada Introduces a New, Completely Redesigned User-Friendly Website with Improved Functionality.

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  • RAC's September 2013 e-Newsletter

    10/3/13

    The RAC's e-Newsletter is circulated monthly and features information about the rubber and tire industry, government policies and regulatory issues, and upcoming events.

    Read Our e-Newsletter


  • CAA & OTS Team Up to Host RecycleDrive

    9/18/13

    Between October 15-31, anyone can drop off used tires, batteries, and oil for free recycling at any participating CAA Approved Auto Repair Services (AARS) facility.

    Learn More


  • CTV News: An Extra Special Playground

    9/11/13

    Tire Stewardship BC recently provided grants to an elementary school in Victoria, BC to help build a new outdoor playground using 56,000 lbs. of recycled tires.

    Watch the CTV Segment


  • RAC Comments on the Proposed Waste Reduction Act

    9/11/13

    The RAC recently submitted written comments to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment regarding Bill 91, the Proposed Waste Reduction Act.

    View Our Submission


  • Tire Explosion Sees Employer Fined $60,000

    8/30/13

    An employer who failed to properly supervise a worker who was permanently injured when a tire exploded has pleaded guilty in court and fined $60,000.

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  • 2014 Call for Papers for Clemson University Tire Industry Conference

    8/9/13

    Clemson University is now accepting papers for the highly acclaimed 30th Annual Clemson University Global Tire Industry Conference being held April 23-25, 2014.

    Read More


  • RAC August e-Newsletter

    8/9/13

    The Rubber Association of Canada's e-Newsletter is circulated on a monthly basis and features information about the rubber and tire industry, government policies and

    Read our e-Newsletter