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New Quebec association to host general meeting, hire director

Having reached their fundraising goal of $80,000, Quebec-based Federation des Plastiques et Alliance Composites has...


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October 27, 2008 by Canadian Plastics

Having reached their fundraising goal of $80,000, Quebec-based Federation des Plastiques et Alliance Composites has announced that it will create a charter and hire a new director-general by the end of the month.

FEPAC was created earlier this year after the Canadian Plastics Industry Association’s (CPIA) Quebec executive committee resigned, and called for the creation of a new, unaffiliated plastics association in Quebec.

FEPAC plans to hold its first general meeting in November in order to elect a board of directors and formulate a program for next year. The group is currently being managed by Bernard Poitras, president of Plastiques Micron and a past chairman of the CPIA’s Quebec regional executive.

Poitras wrote a letter to the CPIA in January accusing the association of being hostile to efforts to find a new governance structure for the Quebec region, and took the association to task for being too focused on the Ontario region.

At the time, the executive committee’s resignation came on the heels of other changes at CPIA’s Quebec office. In December, Quebec managing director Pierre Fillion was terminated from his position.

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