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Manufacturing posts third highest sales month since July 2008
December 16, 2014
After a spike in deliveries in September, sales of aerospace and primary metals products returned to more normal levels in October. Those decline...

Ottawa threatens to block Buy America rules in Canada
December 14, 2014
This article appeared in The Globe and Mail on December 14, 2014 The federal government is threatening to invoke a rarely used anti-sanctions law t...

CME is concerned with expansion of the protectionist Buy America laws in New Jersey
December 12, 2014
  On Dec 11, the State of New Jersey Assembly Budget Committee released the Buy America bill for a final vote expected on Dec 18. This will bar ...

Recommendations of Finance Committee will provide boost to manufacturers: CME
December 12, 2014
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters supports the Report of the Standing Committee on Finance submitted by its Chair, MP James Rajotte. With recomme...

CME is concerned with expansion of the protectionist Buy America laws in New Jersey
December 12, 2014
On Dec 11, the State of New Jersey Assembly Budget Committee released the Buy America bill for a final vote expected on Dec 18. This will bar Canad...

Manitoba No. 2 in labour-productivity gains
December 12, 2014
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on December 12, 2014By: Murray McNeill FOR the second year in row, Manitoba's business sector was o...

Canada’s job market cools slightly in November: StatsCan
December 05, 2014
After two months of solid gains, Canada’s job market cooled slightly in November. The economy shed 10,700 jobs last month, a modest 0.1% decrease...

Canada posts sixth consecutive trade surplus despite challenges: StatsCan
December 05, 2014
Canada’s overall trade numbers were flat in October as an unplanned shutdown of Canada’s largest oil refinery wiped out export growth in other se...

Manufacturing innovation underpins Canadian prosperity: CME
December 04, 2014
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) welcomes the priority placed on advanced manufacturing in the federal government's new Technology and ...

Canadian Manufacturing Coalition hosts inaugural Manufacturing Day at Queen's Park
December 03, 2014
The Canadian Manufacturing Coalition’s (CMC) inaugural Manufacturing Day at Queen's Park was held December 2. The event brought Canadian Manufactu...

AUTO21 TESTDRIVE winner announced at oCME AGM
December 03, 2014
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters congratulates Turuna Seecharan, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, who won the AUTO21 TestDRI...

CME SMART program applications now open to southern Ontario manufacturers
December 01, 2014
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters has opened applications for its SMART Advanced Technologies for Global Growth program. The program, funded by ...

September and third quarter GDP growth on strong manufacturing numbers
November 28, 2014
Erasing the memory of an unexpected dip in August, the Canadian economy picked up steam in September, led by a turnaround in the manufacturing se...

Ontario Export Awards winners announced
November 28, 2014
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters congratulates the 2014 Ontario Export Awards winners. Winners of the awards are key economic contributers to the...

Time to Go Global: CME
November 27, 2014
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters welcomes the update released today by Minister of International Trade Ed Fast regarding implementation of Canada...

Buy America affecting infrastructure projects on Canadian soil
November 24, 2014
OTTAWA – Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters is concerned that American protectionist legislation that forbids Canadian participation in US infras...

Saskatchewan Manufacturing Centre of Excellence launched
November 24, 2014
The province’s manufacturing sector is receiving a significant boost today with the launch of the Saskatchewan Manufacturing Centre of Excellen...

Saskatchewan Manufacturing Centre of Excellence launched
November 24, 2014
The province’s manufacturing sector is receiving a significant boost today with the launch of the Saskatchewan Manufacturing Centre of Excellenc...

AUTO21 TESTDRIVE competition takes place Dec 2
November 20, 2014
Coinciding with the December 2 annual meeting of the Ontario Council of Manufacturing Executives, the AUTO 21 TestDRIVE competition allows six sele...

Ontario manufacturing industries team up to address critical skills shortage
November 19, 2014
TORONTO – Four manufacturing organizations have banded together to actively hire and train unemployed/underemployed youth to help their industry ...

Government renews CME funding for SMART program
November 17, 2014
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) applauds today’s announcement by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for FedDev Ontario that...

Manufacturing sales continue to grow
November 14, 2014
A surge in aerospace vehicle deliveries and continued strength in the motor vehicles sector helped lift manufacturing sales in September. Sales r...

KLM Awards Edmonton Non-Stop Flights to Amsterdam Beginning May 2015
November 14, 2014
Edmonton International Airport and KLM are pleased to announce that starting on May 5th, 2015, KLM will be flying non-stop passenger and cargo flights...

Manitoba's agri-food industry has export expert's attention
November 14, 2014
This article appeared in the Independen Free Press on November 14, 2014 Among the benefits expected to come out of this week's announcement that Ag G...

Unique capabilities and world class manufacturing mean new opportunities for GE Peterborough: CME
November 13, 2014
CME congratulates GE Canada on winning the mandate for the first phase of motors for the Energy East project, securing an investment that will cr...

CME’S 2014 TRADE SUMMIT: Business Best Practices for International Trade
November 13, 2014
The challenges of today’s international trade can be daunting, but when armed with the tools, knowledge and up-to-date support, taking care of all t...

RMB hub a huge win for Canadian economy: HSBC Canada
November 08, 2014
Hub expected to boost bilateral trade flows, encourage expansion and diversification of Canadian capital markets As Canada’s leading inter...

CME participates in Take Our Kids to Work Day
November 05, 2014
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Director of Policy Nancy Coulas' daughter Olivia met and toured Parliament with Green Party leader Elizabeth May...

Faulty steel halts construction on Victoria BC infrastructure project
November 05, 2014
Potential delays caused by the discovery of faulty Chinese steel in a recent inspection of the Johnson Street bridge could be avoided if procuremen...

Canada on pace to eclipse 2008 international sales
November 04, 2014
Canada’s trade performance improved in September, ensuring the country’s exporters remain on track to post record sales in 2014. Exports grew by 1....

CME Saskatchewan is hiring
November 04, 2014
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), Canada’s largest and longest standing trade and industry association, is currently accepting applications ...

Canada's R&D spending reaches $12.5 billion: report
November 03, 2014
Bombardier, BlackBerry and Magna International were Canada's biggest research and development (R&D) spenders in fiscal 2013 according to a report b...

Manufacturing growth on pace to grow 3 per cent this year
October 31, 2014
In spite of a decline in August, the manufacturing sector is still on track to post its best economic performance since 2008. August’s economic...

Manufacturing Month Concludes with Impact
October 31, 2014
  National Manufacturing Month Concludes with Major Impacts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOCTOBER 31, 2014 VANCOUVER – Through the month of October manuf...

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters releases its second Manufacturing Supply Chains In Alberta’s Oil Sands report
October 30, 2014
For Immediate Release October 30, 2014 Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters releases its second Manufacturing Supply Chains In Alberta’s Oil Sands ...

CME AGM letters from the CEO and Chairman of the Board
October 30, 2014
I am pleased to report on CME’s record of achievement and the actions taken by the Association to serve our members better during our 2013/2014 b...

CME presents ManufacturingJOBS Fair and Launches Skilled Labour Market Programs
October 30, 2014
CME presents Manufacturing Jobs Fair and launches Skilled Labour Programs as part of Manufacturing Month  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 29, 2014 ...

Grand Opening of Brampton’s MakerSpace creative Hub
October 29, 2014
Canadian Manufactures & Exporters (CME) applauds the creation of the new Sheridan College CAMDT MakerSpace Creative Hub in Brampton Ontario. The g...

CME President and CEO Jayson Myers accompanied Governor General David Johnston to Poland
October 27, 2014

An Open Letter to Canada’s Municipal Politicians
October 22, 2014
An Open Letter to Canada’s Municipal Politicians Ladies and Gentlemen: Infrastructure spending is a priority issue for every community across Ca...

CME BC & Burnaby Board of Trade Partner to Celebrate National Manufacturing Month and new MOU
October 21, 2014
CME BC, Burnaby Board of Trade partner to celebrate National Manufacturing Month and new MOU NEWS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 21, 2014 ...

Despite monthly sales drop, Manufacturing sales figures up six per cent in 2014
October 16, 2014
After a spike in motor vehicle, rail car and aerospace output helped manufacturing sales hit a record high in July, production of those goods ret...

New MOU & Bambi Buckets and Fighter Jets on CME Industry Tour in Delta
October 15, 2014
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 15, 2014 CME BC, Delta Chamber of Commerce Partner to Celebrate Manufacturing DELTA, BC – Manufacturin...

Morrison, Colorado granted reprieve in Buy America challenge
October 10, 2014
U.S. Town that Ran Afoul of Buy American Rules Gets Reprieve BY: Nirmala Menon A U.S. town that had run afoul of Buy American rules for using a ...

New trade opportunities demand combined effort to maximize benefit for Canadian exporters
October 10, 2014
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) welcomed the call to action issued today to Canada's business community by International Trade Minister Ed...

Big jump in employment numbers to close Q3 2014: StatsCan
October 10, 2014
After a disappointing August, the Canadian economy ended the third quarter of 2014 on a strong note, creating 74,100 jobs in September – a 0.4 per ...

CME Establishes a Presence to Support Vancouver Island Manufacturers
October 09, 2014
CME BC Establishes Presence to Support Vancouver Island Manufacturers VICTORIA – Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters British Columbia (CME BC) has a...

Manufacturing Industry Forecast Calls for Improved Conditions but Concerns Over Skills, Regulatory Burden Linger
October 07, 2014
Sun with cloudy periods and a chance of a severe storm. That's the economic forecast for Canadian industry, according to a survey commissioned by...

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters - Honduras sign MOU
October 03, 2014
In honour of the Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement coming into effect October 1, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and Honduras signed an...

Record mineral product imports sees trade surplus streak end
October 03, 2014
Canada’s streak of record exports and growing trade surpluses ended in August. A 2.5 per cent drop in International sales, combined with a 3.9 per ...

Enterprise Canada Network honoured in trade and investment government celebration
October 01, 2014
October 1, 2014 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today ...

Industry Minister James Moore to embark on cross-Canada tour to engage manufacturing leaders
October 01, 2014
Will conduct a cross-Canada tour to engage business leaders on the future of the manufacturing industry October 1, 2014 – Ottawa – Industry Cana...

Real GDP rises to higest point since October 2008
September 30, 2014
While the Canadian economy was essentially flat in July, the manufacturing sector continued to post strong gains with a 1.0 per cent increase that ...

CETA negotiations finalized, text to be released in english and french
September 26, 2014
The completion of Canada's European trade negotiations were signaled today with the signing of a declaration marking the end of negotiations on the...

CME congratulates Hamilton's city council for its Buy America stand
September 25, 2014
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters congratulates the city council of Hamilton, ON, Canada’s steel city, for passing a unanimous resolution condem...

CME launches Canada Makes: Canada’s Premier Additive Manufacturing Network
September 23, 2014
For Immediate Release   September 23, 2014 CME launches Canada Makes: Canada’s Premier Additive Manufacturing Network OTTAWA – Canadian Manuf...

Manufacturing re-engineered and rediscovered: National Manufacturing Month October 2014
September 22, 2014
OTTAWA - Not just unlocking a world of opportunity, but opening doors to the public is the purpose of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters’ National ...

Letter to members regarding the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant
September 19, 2014
Over the past couple weeks, several members have brought forward questions in regards to the application and delivery process of the Canada-Saskatchew...

Buy America Act provides punishment for small Colorado town: Globe and Mail
September 18, 2014
By: BARRIE McKENNA  OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail  It is a few thousand dollars worth of steel installed on a small bridge in a sleepy Colorado ...

CME expresses thanks to outgoing MP Rob Merrifield
September 17, 2014
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) acknowledges the efforts of outgoing MP Rob Merrifield and wishes him the best in new pursuits.  “On beha...

Two bridges caught in latest Buy America flare-up
September 17, 2014
iPolitics reporter BJ Siekierski writes that a Colorado town may be out infrastructure funding if it doesn't incur $20,000 in costs to remove $800 ...

CME launches Enterprise Canada Network
September 16, 2014
OTTAWA – Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), in partnership with Export Development Canada (EDC), today announced the launch of the Enterpris...

Manufacturing sales number pass pre-recession high
September 16, 2014
A surge in motor vehicle production helped lift manufacturing sales to a new record high in July. Manufacturing sales rose 2.5 per cent that month,...

Buy America targeting Canadian steel manufacturing companies
September 15, 2014
OTTAWA – Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is very concerned with the rise of Buy America policies applied to U.S. transportation infrastruc...

CME completes successful automotive trade mission to UK
September 15, 2014
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of its Automotive Innovation & Partnering Mission to the ...

CME welcomes investment protection agreement with China
September 12, 2014
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters congratulates Minister of International Trade Ed Fast for his announcement that Canada has ratified the foreign ...

Halton Hills mayor calls on U.S. senator to support exemption for Canada from discriminatory trade practices
September 12, 2014
The following release was issued by Halton Hills, ON mayor Rick Bonnette regarding Buy American rules. HALTON HILLS, ON – Mayor Rick Bonnette has ...

CME applauds government efforts to reduce the cost of EI premiums
September 11, 2014
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) applaud the announcement by Minister of Finance Joe Oliver of the new Small Business Job Credit. The credi...

CME congratulates Kingston City Council for standing up against Buy American
September 10, 2014
OTTAWA – Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) congratulates the City Council of Kingston, Ontario for passing a motion unanimously in reaction ...

CME announces Éric Tétrault as the new president of MEQ
September 09, 2014
Éric Tétrault named President of MEQ Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is pleased to announce the appointment of Éric T...

Labour market sluggish in August: StatsCan
September 05, 2014
Labour markets continue to be sluggish all across Canada as employment levels were essentially unchanged for the month of August – down 11,000 jo...

Canada's trade surplus grows in July
September 04, 2014
Canada’s exporting industries played their part in driving the Canadian economy forward in July. Led by a spike in sales of motor vehicles and part...

Costly and insidious protectionism persists in Canada’s own backyard: Globe and Mail
September 01, 2014
BARRIE McKENNA OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail The City of Halton Hills, Ont., west of Toronto, passed a resolution last week, calling on Cana...

Canadian economy posts strongest numbers since 2011 in Q2
August 29, 2014
After a strong increase in May, manufacturing activity across Canada dipped slightly in June. However, momentum from earlier in the year propel...

CME recognizes the importance of Halton Hills’ stand against Buy America
August 26, 2014
OTTAWA – Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) applaud the efforts of Halton Hills Mayor Rick Bonette and the rest of municipal council for thei...

Champlain Bridge could be fabricated in Quebec
August 20, 2014
Structal-Bridges, a division of Quebec-based Canam Group Inc., has obtained two contracts totaling over $90M for the fabrication of the steel struc...

Saskatchewan manufacturing sales strong through first half of 2014, on pace to hit $17 billion on the year
August 15, 2014
Saskatchewan manufacturing sales were up by more than 8.9 per cent during the first half of 2014, led by strong growth in non-durable goods (10.4 per ...

Total employment numbers stable for July: StatsCan
August 08, 2014
Total employment in Canada remained stable for July with the unemployment rate falling to 7 per cent, down 0.1 per cent over June. Year-over-year...

CME comment re: Russian sanctions on Canadian food imports
August 07, 2014
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters acknowledges the challenges that will be faced by Canadian food manufacturers and exporters affected by the Russ...

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters join other business groups to push new internal trade agreement ahead of First Ministers meeting
August 07, 2014
In addition to an op-ed published April 7 in the Financial Post, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, along with The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, C...

CME pre-budget submission to the Standing Committee on Finance
August 06, 2014
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters presented the government's Standing Committee on Finance with a pre-budget submission today. The document out...

Export figures reach record level: StatsCan
August 06, 2014
Canada’s trade balance rocketed to $1.9 billion in May up from $576 million in April as exports reached record levels according to Statistics Can...

CETA completion a boon to Nova Scotian exporters: CME
August 05, 2014
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) Nova Scotia Division, applauds the Canadian government for completing negotiations of the Comprehensive Econo...

CME applauds CETA negotiation completion
August 05, 2014
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), Canada’s largest and most influential business network, applauds the Canadian government for completing n...

Member engagement consultations – Let us know how we can better respond to your needs
August 05, 2014
Throughout the months of August and September, we will be seeking members’ input via interviews, focus groups and an e-mail survey to obtain feed...

Fifth consecutive real GDP growth: StatsCan
July 31, 2014
A surge in motor vehicles production in May helped power manufacturing GDP to its highest monthly increase in more than three years according to St...

General Dynamics Land Systems secures LAV order
July 25, 2014
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters applauds the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) and the Minister of International Trade for boosting the manu...

May a month of new records, challenges for Saskatchewan manufacturers
July 17, 2014
For the second straight month, Saskatchewan manufacturing sales climbed to a new record high in May, peaking at nearly $1.5 billion. But, according to...

Export Development Canada (EDC) opening doors for manufacturers with General Electric
July 15, 2014
GE, having opened its Bromont, QC aviation facility doors to EDC customers in February will do so again today in Peterborough at the GE Power Cover...

Liberals unveil identical budget post-majority election
July 14, 2014
TORONTO – Ontario’s budget, announced today by Finance Minister Charles Sousa, acknowledges a number of the challenges facing the province’s manu...

Canadian companies are the least likely to trade in renminbi: HSBC
July 10, 2014
Canadian businesses involved in international trade with China are missing out on savings that could be tapped by increasing their use of renminbi ...

CME joins international business organizations in call to World Trade Organization
July 08, 2014
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters joined with global business leaders today in addressing the World Trade Organization to endorse the Environmenta...

2014 Management Issues Survey now live
July 03, 2014
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) 2014 Management Issues Survey is now live Every two years CME surveys manufacturers and exporters across ...

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters urge Canadian Mayors to take action against Buy American
June 30, 2014
President and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, Jayson Myers, wrote today to mayors of Canadian cities urging them to take immediate act...

Canada's GDP grew 0.1 per cent in April: StatsCan
June 30, 2014
For the second month in a row, Canada's GDP grew a modest 0.1 per cent in April That's up 2.1 per cent over April 2013 Statistics Canada said toda...

EDC adds to Green Bond porfolio with Sarnia manufacturing plant financing
June 23, 2014
Montreal-based sustainable chemical manufacturer BioAmber has been added to Export Development Canada’s (EDC) Green Bond portfolio, the trade finan...

Reforms will narrow scope of Temporary Foreign Worker Program, ease short-term entry: CME
June 20, 2014
The reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) announced today by Ministers Kenney and Alexander will make it both more complicated and...

Canadian exporter confidence booming: EDC
June 19, 2014
Canadian companies who engage in international trade are brimming with confidence, according to an Export Development Canada (EDC) semi-annual surv...

Modernization of domestic trade tour kicks off with roundtable
June 18, 2014
The first roundtable in a two-week consutation by Industry Canada leading to the modernization of the Agreement on Internal Trade was held in Ottaw...

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) will impact business communications
June 18, 2014
The world’s toughest anti-spam and malware law, commonly known as Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), will come into force in Canada on July 1...

Northern Gateway Approval good for Canada: CME
June 17, 2014
OTTAWA — The federal government’s approval today of the 1177-kilometre Northern Gateway Pipeline is good news for Canada and the Canadian economy, ...

Korean free trade details tabled in House
June 12, 2014
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) applauded the Government of Canada for tabling the text related to the free trade agreement with the Repub...

Trade surplus streak comes to an end: StatsCan
June 04, 2014
After two positive months of trade surplus, Canada’s economy saw a  $638 million trade deficit in April, a 1.8 per cent decline from March. Energy ...

June 3 members-only briefing summary
June 03, 2014
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters President and CEO Jayson Myers held a quarterly conference call to update members on policy priorities and the s...

Postive gains in quarterly, March GDP numbers: StatsCan
May 30, 2014
Industrial machinery and equipment investments, terms of trade and service exports gains contributed to a 0.3 per cent first quarter 2014 gain in r...

Canadian economy sheds 45,000 jobs in March
May 29, 2014
Manufacturing sector average weekly earnings rose to $1041.61, up 3.6 per cent, in March from $1004.82 in March 2013, one-half point higher than th...

Protectionist Buy America provisions threaten Canada-US trade
May 28, 2014
OTTAWA - Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) once again objects to protectionist measures introduced before the United States congress. The Wa...

The Funding Portal secures Ontario Securities Commission registration
May 20, 2014
The Funding Portal, Canada’s only registered service assisting companies with both government and private financing, has launched Private Financing...

Manufacturing growth reported in six of past seven monthly surveys
May 15, 2014
For the sixth time in seven months, Statistics Canada reported manufacturing sales growth in March. Sales rose 0.4 per cent to $50.9 billion on h...

Bell Helicopter to build 15 new helicopters for Canada’s Coast Guard
May 13, 2014
OTTAWA - Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) welcomed the announcement May 12, of a contract for the sale of 15 Bell Helicopters to replenis...

Have your voice heard in the Ontario provincial election
May 13, 2014
Dear members, With the Ontario election now set for June 12, CME wants to ensure that manufacturing is a key issue in the campaign. We will work ...

Building a better foreign workers program
May 12, 2014
The current debate over the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP) highlights the challenges that our governments face in trying to ensure that...

CME letter to members regarding the TFWP
May 12, 2014
(Le français suit)    Dear Colleague: As you have likely heard through media reports, Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) has come...

Employment in April declines slightly
May 09, 2014
Canada’s unemployment rate went unchanged in April though overall employment declined slightly but fewer workers participated in the labour force, ...

Canada posts second consecutive trade surplus
May 06, 2014
Canada maintained a razor-thin trade surplus in March as softer export pricing and lower volumes of crude oil and bitumen and natural gas erased Fe...

CME applauds Prime Minister's internship program funding
May 02, 2014
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters applauds the announcement today that the government will earmark $40 million to support 3,000 paid internships f...

100th anniversary of Sanofi Pasteur in Canada
May 01, 2014
  AN OPEN LETTER – MAY 1, 2014       Dear fellow Canadians,           TOP LEFT: CONNA...

Ontario budget acknowledges challenges for manufacturers
May 01, 2014
For Immediate Release May 1, 2014 Budget addresses energy costs, regulatory red tape, short on details TORONTO – Ontario’s budget, announced tod...

CME action plan looks to double Alberta’s manufacturing output by 2020
April 28, 2014
Today, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) released a manufacturing action plan for Alberta titled Manufacturing Alberta's Future: Driving In...

CME partners with UOIT to create a bursary in honour of Jim Flaherty
April 17, 2014
In honour and recognition of Jim Flaherty’s many contributions as a public servant and advocate for students with special needs, CME has proposed t...

CME partners with Government of Canada to address skills gap
April 16, 2014
CONCORD, ON – Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) recently announced a series of initiatives, in partnership with the Government of Canada, to...

Manufacturing sales reach pre-recession levels on transport equipment strength
April 15, 2014
Sales and unfilled orders of Ontario manufactured transportation equipment highlight February’s StatsCan manufacturing survey. Nationwide manufactu...

Former finance minister Jim Flaherty dies suddenly
April 10, 2014
OTTAWA - Former finance minister Jim Flaherty died suddenly at his home in Ottawa earlier today. Flaherty, who stepped away from his cabinet post...

Summary of Nova Scotia Fiscal Budget 2014-2015
April 09, 2014
Nova Scotia Finance and Treasury Board Minister Diana Whalen tabled the province’s fiscal budget for 2014-2015 on April 3, 2014. The following i...

Global Graduates for Manufacturing and Exporting – Opening Export Door
April 09, 2014
Recognizing the importance for Nova Scotia manufacturing and exporting businesses to enter and succeed in the global market, last year CME introduced ...

Employment numbers released for March: StatsCan
April 04, 2014
A youth employment boost in March saw Canada’s unemployment rate drop 0.1 per cent to 6.9 per cent but the youth rate remained unchanged as more wo...

Merchandise trade surplus reported for Feb: StatsCan
April 03, 2014
Buoyed by a 9.7 per cent increase in exported motor vehicles and parts, Canada’s trade surplus was $290 million in February up from a $337 million ...

GDP gains December loss in January on manufacturing strength
March 31, 2014
After losing half a percentage point in December, real GDP grew 0.5 per cent in January on manufacturing strength according to Statistics Canada. ...

24/SEVEN features CME President and CEO Jay Myers
March 31, 2014
Canadian Minister of International Trade Ed Fast recently led a delegation of Canadian business on a mission to Germany to discuss the opportunitie...

EDC chief economist tour begins April 24
March 28, 2014
Canada’s export development agency is hitting the road in April to bring its insight to the trade community. Starting April 24, EDC will present a ...

EDC announces financing in Turkey for AkLease
March 26, 2014
Canadian manufacturers and exporters got a $10 million boost in the Turkish market with today’s announcement from Export Development Canada. Turkis...

SDTC clean tech funding deadline appraoching
March 25, 2014
The Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) deadline for submitting a statement of interest for the latest round of funding of pre-commerc...

HSBC report calls for innovation, diversity in trade
March 24, 2014
Economic forecasts and reports continue to point to Canada’s need to innovate, invest in R&D and diversify trade, particularly into Asian markets. ...

StatsCan releases manufacturing trend report 2002-2012
March 19, 2014
OTTAWA - Canada manufacturers diversified their export destinations with higher exports to the EU and China said a report from StatsCan released ...

NRC pilot program to help SMEs get product and services to market faster
March 18, 2014
OTTAWA - Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) applaud the announcement today that the federal government will provide $20 million through the p...

Significant gains in manufacturing for January: Stats Can
March 18, 2014
OTTAWA - A weakened dollar helped the manufacturing sector secure substantial inventory gains in January according to StatsCan data released today....

Free Trade Agreement with South Korea puts onus on boosting manufacturing competitiveness: CME
March 11, 2014
OTTAWA – Canadian manufacturers and exporters will have to step up their game if they are to take advantage of Canada’s new Free Trade Agreement wi...

José Jacome appointed Acting Divisional Vice President of CME in Québec
March 10, 2014
José Jacome has been named interim head of Québec Manufacturers and Exporters (MEQ) effective immediately. M. Jacome, formerly the General Manager...

Federal infrastructure projects should maximize procurement opportunities for Canadian manufacturers: CME
March 06, 2014
OTTAWA - Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, Canada`s largest industry and trade association, is urging the federal government to level the playing...

CME welcomes NEB decision on Line 9 pipeline
March 06, 2014
OTTAWA - The National Energy Board (NEB) approved the application from Enbridge for the reversal of its existing pipeline pumping oil between so...

CME welcomes TransCanada’s latest announcement on the Energy East Pipeline
March 05, 2014
OTTAWA  – TransCanada announced today it is moving forward with the next regulatory steps for the Energy East Pipeline project. Canadian Manufactur...

PM participates in Q&A session with CME Members
March 01, 2014
BRAMPTON - Prime Minister Stephen Harper participated in a question and answer (Q&A) session with members of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CM...

Heinz signs deal with Highbury Canco to keep Leamington factory open
February 27, 2014
OTTAWA - H.J. Heinz Co. and Highbury Canco Corp have signed a letter of intent to acquire the Heinz Leamington factory and become a contract packer...

Changes announced by PWGSC for SMEs procurements and real property transactions
February 26, 2014
Ottawa - Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters is posting the following announcement received from PWGSC regarding changes to the Integrity Framework ...

Extension of the strategic alliance between Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters and Leading Boards online governance solution.
February 25, 2014
Montreal - Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), the largest trade and industry association in the country announced the pursuit and developmen...

2013 manufacturing year in review: Stats Can
February 25, 2014
Ottawa – Statistics Canada released its year in review for 2013 today. Total manufacturing sales fell 0.5% to $591.0 billion following gains of 3.5...

CME welcomes announced Peace Bridge Pre-Clearance Pilot
February 24, 2014
Ottawa - A pilot project was announced today in Fort Erie that will improve the flow of goods going over the Peace Bridge between Canada and the Un...

Cooperation, integration and competitiveness highlight the North American Leaders’ Summit
February 20, 2014
Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, and Barack Obama, President of the United States, in Toluca, Mexico...

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters partners with Japan Airlines to bring more savings to Members
February 19, 2014
OTTAWA - Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, Canada's largest trade and industry association, is pleased to announce the addition of a new supplier...

General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada announces multi-billion dollar contract
February 14, 2014
LONDON —  The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Danny Deep, Vice President, General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, announced t...

What you need to know about the global economy: HSBC Global Forecast 2014
February 12, 2014
What you need to know about the global economy: HSBCGlobal Forecast 2014 As 2014 begins, the growth outlook for the global economy looks modest, wi...

Focus on jobs, investment, balanced budget good for manufacturers and exporters: CME
February 11, 2014
Today's federal budget targets challenges facing manufacturers and exporters across Canada, according to Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), ...

Budget measures of note
February 11, 2014
The federal Minister of Finance has introduced the 2014-15 Budget today in the House of Commons. As expected, this year’s budget does not contain...

Government’s science and technology program should be modernized: CME
February 07, 2014
OTTAWA - Industrial innovation and commercialization in Canada needs to be both modernized and improved, according to Canada’s largest trade and in...

Consider Canada City Alliance intent on capturing EU and Asia-related investment opportunity in 2014 with 12-city joint effort
February 06, 2014
The Consider Canada City Alliance wrapped up its Annual General Meeting in Ottawa yesterday and members are very optimistic for the future of what ...

CN strike would be “debilitating” :CME
February 05, 2014
OTTAWA - Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME)  is working with CN and the federal government to ensure that rail services are not disrupted dur...

Keystone jumps hurdle
January 31, 2014
OTTAWA – The U.S. State Department found the Canada-U.S. oil pipeline would not greatly increase carbon emissions meeting U.S. President Barack Oba...

Canada’s trade deficit increases in November 2013
January 07, 2014
OTTAWA - Imports were up slightly and exports stayed the same according to Statistics Canada’s international merchandise trade report for November ...

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