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Contempra™ Brand Portland-Limestone Cement: Canada

Lafarge is manufacturing and shipping portland-limestone cement (PLC) - industry-branded Contempra™ - to customers in eastern and western Canada.  Contempra provides nearly equivalent performance as compared to traditional cement while delivering up to a 10% reduction in CO2 emissions.  Use Contempra for your next project!


Approved in Codes and Specifications

  • Canadian cement specification A3000
  • Canadian concrete specification A23.1
  • National Building Code of Canada (NBCC)
  • Provincial building codes: Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Nova Scotia
  • National Master Specifications (NMS), developed and maintained by Public Works and Government Services Canada, now includes PLC in its cement types for cast-in-place concrete specifications.


Availability from Lafarge

  • Bath, Ontario Cement Plant
  • Richmond, British Columbia Cement Plant
  • St. Constant, Quebec Cement Plant


Ready-mix plants:

  • Ontario: Bearbrook, Moodie Drive, Brantford, Strathroy, Napanee, Kingston, Milton
  • Quebec: Gatineau, Saint-Adèle
  • British Columbia: Kent Ave., Harbour, Kask Bros.


Who to contact at Lafarge


Eastern Canada

Daniel Héroux, ing., P.Eng., LEED Green Associate

Brownfield Segment Manager



British Columbia

Matt Dalkie, P.Eng.

Technical Sales Representative, Cement


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