Chemicals and Product Defence

TACTIX has been home to one of Canada’s most successful chemical and product defence practices for over 20 years. TACTIX is experienced in successfully translating complex scientific issues for public audiences and government stakeholders alike.

Our team has a sound understanding of Canada’s regulatory framework for chemicals and an unmatched breadth of experience to launch global product defence mandates.

We have consistently defended evidence-based decision-making on compounds including Bisphenol-A (BPA), triclosan, PCBs, siloxane, GMO technologies, and pesticides, including 2,4-D. Our clients include: equipment manufacturers, chemical manufacturers, pesticide formulators, cosmetics, plastics, commodity groups, plant science companies, refineries.



Team Members


Howard Mains

Managing Principal ~ Owner

Howard Mains’ client-centric approach brings a high level strategic focus on key mandates.




Paul S. Hillier


Paul Hillier specializes in risk management, advising clients across industries on how to manage reputational risks.