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Slower start to 2015 requires context for Saskatchewan's manufacturing sector
July 02, 2015
By Derek Lothian (Please note that all data used below is not seasonally adjusted, unless otherwise denoted.)  Only a few short months ago, Saskatc...

Is the Canadian economy in recession?
June 30, 2015
Manufacturing GDP notes – April 2015 The release of GDP figures for April suggest that a recession may be inevitable in 2015. Even though the Ca...

Canada must act now to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership
June 25, 2015
Yesterday, President Obama received authority from the U.S. Congress to finish the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. Canada must seize...

Nova Scotia’s 63rd Annual Meeting Day
June 24, 2015
During our 63rd Annual Meeting Day on June 11, 2015 at Inn on the Lake, Fall River, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Nova Scotia hosted the first CM...

It's time New Brunswick graduated to 'have' status
June 23, 2015
It's time New Brunswick graduated to 'have' status New Brunswick is at an important moment in its history.  And it’s time we all engage in a discu...

CME hosts The Hon. Ed Fast in Regina during Canada's Farm Progress Show
June 21, 2015
Photo: Roundtable participants gather for a photo with The Hon. Ed Fast following the morning discussion in Regina, Friday, June 19, 2015. Canadian...

Do you know what CME does?
June 18, 2015
At CME Manitoba's recent annual general meeting, we heard passionate stories and real examples from Manitoba manufacturing members who are g...

An un-fore-gettable day!
June 18, 2015
Nearly 90 enthusiastic golfers brought their best attitudes to a day of unpredictable weather and predictable fun at this week’s CME Manitoba A...

Record number of delegates share their LEAN journey at the 2015 Canadian LEAN Conference
June 18, 2015
The 2015 CME/AME Canadian LEAN Conference has wrapped up, but the overwhelming message is still resonating with attendees: accelerating your product...

Manufacturing key to economic diversification, growth: Mulcair
June 16, 2015
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters is pleased that the three major political parties in Canada have expressed support for Canada’s vital manufactur...

Nova Scotian companies recognized for manufacturing leadership
June 12, 2015
Halifax – Eight awards recognizing leadership and excellence in manufacturing were handed out at the 2015 Nova Scotia Canadian Manufacturers & Expor...

Business Alliance welcomes progress on new internal trade deal
June 10, 2015
OTTAWA, June 9, 2015 — The Business Alliance welcomed the commitment made by federal, provincial and territorial ministers at their meeting Tuesd...

Manufacturing drives strong labour market performance in May
June 05, 2015
Labour Force Survey Comments – May 2015 Canadian Labour Market Canadian labour markets posted their strongest showing in months in May, led by a ...

Manufacturers and exporters improve leadership gender balance
June 03, 2015
NEWS RELEASE June 3, 2015 Manufacturers and exporters improve leadership gender balance Fredericton – The regions manufacturing sector is leading...

Canada’s trade performance remains bleak
June 03, 2015
Merchandise Trade Release Notes – April 2015 Another decrease in April, combined with downward revisions to March’s trade figures, paint a gloomy ...

National Lean conference returns to Winnipeg
June 01, 2015
Manufacturing and service industries converge to share message of organizational productivity WINNIPEG – June 1, 2015 – “Accelerate your produc...

CF Industries to Increase Production of Urea-Based Products at Courtright Nitrogen Complex in Ontario
June 01, 2015
DEERFIELD, Ill. - CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) will debottleneck the existing urea plant at its Courtright Nitrogen Complex in Sa...

Canadian economy contracts for the third consecutive month
May 30, 2015
Manufacturing GDP notes – March 2015 The impact of falling oil prices and a weaker-than-expected US economy are weighing more heavily on the Can...

Manitoba spreads lean gospel
May 29, 2015
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 29, 2015 ONE of the principles of lean manufacturing -- something that has been embraced in M...

Metal working companies unanimously support natural gas development
May 28, 2015
MIRAMICHI -- At its annual meeting yesterday in Miramichi, New Brunswick’s metal working industry unanimously supported the responsible exploration...

CME congratulates Export Award winners
May 22, 2015
Acadian Seaplants was named Exporter of the Year at the 2015 Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards May 21. The seaweed processing company, based in C...

Governments of Canada and British Columbia celebrate success of Canada Job Grant
May 21, 2015
  Governments of Canada and British Columbia celebrate success of Canada Job Grant CME British Columbia was pleased to be a delivery partner for th...

CME congratulates Pratt & Whitney Canada on its safety award
May 20, 2015
Pratt & Whitney's Halifax operation took home the Mainstay Safety Award of Excellence, Organization. The Mainstay Awards, sponsored by the Workers’ ...

Manufacturing sales bounce back as motor vehicle and aerospace shipments recover
May 15, 2015
Canadian manufacturing sales snapped back in March, after a difficult month plagued by lower aerospace production and temporary auto plant closur...

3twenty Modular named Saskatchewan Manufacturer of the Year
May 14, 2015
Lynette Gillen, Vice President, Commercial Financial Services, RBC Royal Bank (Left) and The Hon. Bill Boyd, Minister of the Economy, Government of ...

Overall employment dips in spite of job gains in manufacturing
May 08, 2015
Labour Force Survey Comments – April 2015 Canadian Labour Market For the fourth time in the past six months, employment fell in Canada as los...

New Brunswick’s manufacturers and exporters hosting US Ambassador in Moncton
May 07, 2015
Fredericton (CME) – The New Brunswick/PEI Division of the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is hosting His Excellency Bruce Heyman, Ambassado...

Manufacturing is a key part of Alberta’s economic diversification
May 06, 2015
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) congratulates Alberta’s newly elected NDP provincial government. While 2015 and 2016 will be challenging y...

Trade deficit hits a modern-day record as energy exports plunge
May 05, 2015
Canada’s monthly trade deficit reached its highest level in a generation as lower energy prices weighed on US-bound exports in March. Overall exp...

Canadian economy stagnates in February, dragged down by the energy sector and automobile production
April 30, 2015
Canadian economy stagnates in February, dragged down by the energy sector and automobile production The Canadian economy continues to struggle out...

Water-soluble 3D filament to be introduced during Canada Makes event at Mohawk
April 29, 2015
Graphene 3D Lab Inc. will announce details of a newly-developed water-soluble 3D filament at the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters' (CME) Canada M...

New mandate sets future course for GM, Canadian automotive industry: CME
April 28, 2015
GM Canada president Steve Carlisle announced today that the company’s Canadian Engineering Centre has won the innovation mandate for the developmen...

CME-NL’s Inaugural Cabinet Minister’s Dinner: The Sector’s Stakeholders are Working Together to Build A Bright Future for Newfoundland & Labrador
April 23, 2015
This first annual Cabinet Minister’s dinner was initiated to raise a united member-led vision for the province’s manufacturing and exporting sec...

Ontario budget extends ACCA win to province’s manufacturers
April 23, 2015
Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa announced today that his government will extend the provincial Accelerated Capital Cost Allowance program for...

Manufacturing Leaders Applaud Federal Budget
April 23, 2015
April 23rd, 2015 The Honourable Joe Oliver, P.C., M.P.Minister of Finance90 Elgin StreetOttawa, ON K1A 0G5 Dear Minister: We are writing to than...

CME's Budget 2015 Summary
April 21, 2015

Budget 2015 sets course for Canada’s manufacturing future: CME
April 21, 2015
Canada’s manufacturing sector is the cornerstone of the Canadian economy, according to the federal government’s Economic Action Plan 2015 – and t...

Manufacturing sales drop in February: StatsCan
April 15, 2015
Manufacturing sales report Recovery delayed: Ontario and Quebec drag down Canadian manufacturing sales in February Canadian manufacturing sales...

Cap and trade system must encourage investment in productivity, emission technologies
April 13, 2015
Today’s deal introduced by the governments of Ontario and Quebec launches both provinces on a path towards a cap and trade system to address greenh...

'Buy America' bill bad for Illinois workers: Chicago Sun Times
April 10, 2015
Chicago Sun Times: 04/09/2015, 04:19pm | Mark Denzler and Randy Nehrt The economy and fiscal health of Illinois are taking center stage in Spri...

Saskatchewan shines bright against manufacturing employment slip in March
April 10, 2015
Labour Force Survey Comments – March 2015 Canadian Labour Market After recording losses in three of the past four months, the Canadian economy ...

Bump in energy exports lifts Canadian exports in February
April 02, 2015
Merchandise Trade Release Notes – February 2015 Canada’s trade balance improved slightly in February, driven by a rebound in energy exports. Ove...

Canadian economy begins the year on a weak note; manufacturing gives back some of December’s gain
March 31, 2015
Manufacturing GDP notes – January 2015 The Canadian economy begins the year on a weak note; manufacturing gives back some of December’s gains ...

CME congratulates Honda Canada on CR-V announcement
March 30, 2015
ALLISTON – Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) welcomes today’s announcement that Honda Canada is producing its next-generation CR-V for the E...

CME congratulates Ancaster, ON based Fibracast on their Advanced Manufacturing Fund investment
March 27, 2015
Ancaster, ON based Fibracast, Inc. a manufacturer of advanced membrane technologies used in water treatment received a $10-million repayable cont...

Government’s steps towards strategic procurement a win for Saskatchewan manufacturers: Lothian
March 27, 2015
The following statement was released by Derek Lothian, Vice President, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), and Executive Director, Saskatchewa...

CME's Myers completes mission to Mexico with MOU
March 23, 2015
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters President and CEO Jayson Myers recently completed a series of bilateral meetings in Mexico that culminated in ...

CME congratulates Burlington, ON-based Memex Automation on FedDev Ontario investment
March 19, 2015
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters congratulates Burlington, ON based Memex Automation on the expansion of their advanced manufacturing software bu...

Export development funding and Trade Commissioner support will help SMEs diversify their export markets
March 18, 2015
Support announced today by Prime Minister Harper for Canada’s small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) in the form of market development funding an...

2015-16 budget strengthens a province built on manufacturing, exports
March 18, 2015
REGINA (March 18, 2015) — The following statement was released by Derek Lothian, Vice President, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), and E...

Petroleum refining drags down manufacturing sales in January
March 17, 2015
Manufacturing sales report After a strong end to 2014 – one which pushed annual sales to a new all-time high in 2014 – manufacturing shipments f...

Pre-clearance agreement will help Canadian manufacturers and exporters
March 16, 2015
The following statement was issued by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters President and CEO Jayson Myers regarding the pre-clearance agreement betwe...

Manufacturing employment retreats from January’s gains
March 13, 2015
Canadian Labour Market Employment was essentially flat in February, as losses in manufacturing and in forestry, fishing, mining, oil and gas wer...

Multiple entry visas will boost business with China: CME
March 08, 2015
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) welcomed the announcement, by international Trade Minister Ed Fast on March 8, that Canadians will be allo...

Falling crude oil prices drive Canadian exports lower in January
March 06, 2015
Merchandise Trade Release Notes – January 2015 The economic realities of lower oil prices hit home for Canada’s export performance and trade bal...

Mid-market enterprise the backbone of corporate Canada: HSBC
March 04, 2015
Canada's manufacturing mid-market enterprises (MMEs) represent a 19.2 per cent share of the $221 billion contribution from approximately 6000 firms...

Manufacturing drives the Canadian economy to a strong finish in 2014
March 03, 2015
The manufacturing sector almost singlehandedly drove GDP higher in December, helping the Canadian economy end the year on a positive note. Real G...

CME congratulates Ford on its Oakville plant transformation
February 26, 2015
Harper Government Celebrates Completion of Ford Oakville Assembly Plant Transformation Government investment helps Ford deliver one of its most s...

CME welcomes improved tax treatment for LNG investments
February 20, 2015
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced a 30 per cent capital cost allowance rate for the LNG industry effective immediately and through 2025. ...

Government of Canada welcomes an arrangement with the United States to advance the new publicly-owned bridge between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan
February 19, 2015
February 18, 2015 – Ottawa – Transport Canada The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, issued today the following statement: "I am...

Sheridan and Siemens Canada Sign a Memo of Understanding in Support of Mechatronic Systems Education
February 13, 2015
From left: Mary Bissette-Clarke, HR, Siemens Canada, Tom Murad, Head of Siemens Engineering and Technology Academy, Farzad Rayegani, Associate ...

Manufacturing sales figures rose 1.7 per cent in December 2014: StatsCan
February 13, 2015
Manufacturing sales figures for Dec 2014, released Feb 13 by Statistics Canada, showed a 1.7 per cent rise despite heavy drops in energy exports....

GM Announces a new $560 Million Investment for Ingersoll, ON plant
February 12, 2015
GM Announces a New $560 Million Investment for Ingersoll, Ontario Plant Direct Investment and Supplier Tooling will support the production of the...

Text of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's veto of Buy America provisions
February 11, 2015
Report: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed NJ S1811, New Jersey’s Buy American bill, on 5 Feb 2015 (See Governor Christie’s statement below...

Select BC Manufacturing representatives to advise Government on Trades Training Needs for Sector
February 11, 2015
Vancouver, BC — The Industry Training Authority (ITA) today announced that it has formed the Manufacturing Sector Advisory Group, which is tasked wi...

New Jersey Governor vetoes Buy America bills: Globe
February 06, 2015
New Jersey Governor vetoes Buy America bills BARRIE McKENNA, Globe and Mail Canada has won a small victory in its battle against proliferati...

Manufacturing helps drive employment higher in January
February 06, 2015
Canadian Labour Market Canadian labour markets started the year off on a positive note, adding 35,400 jobs in January – an increase of 0.2% comp...

Futurpreneur is helping develop Canada’s next generation of manufacturing leaders: CME
February 06, 2015
The federal government has announced that it will renew funding for Futurpreneur Canada, a not-for-profit organization that provides mentoring and ...

2014 exports surpassed pre-recession record: StatsCan
February 05, 2015
In spite of plunging crude oil prices driving down the value of energy shipments, Canada’s exports performance rebounded in December, closing the...

EDC finances USD 100 M to Mexican OEM supplier Metalsa, opening doors for Canadian suppliers
February 03, 2015
(OTTAWA) – February 3, 2014 – Export Development Canada (EDC) today announced a USD 100 M financing deal with Metalsa, S.A de C.V. (Metalsa), a M...

Navigant Study
February 02, 2015
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, Nova Scotia Division (CME-NS), commissioned a study concerning Nova Scotia Power Inc. (NSPI)’s industrial rate s...

Premier’s priority list must include export development, energy and infrastructure: New Brunswick’s manufacturers and exporters
January 30, 2015
NEWS RELEASE January 27, 2015 Premier’s priority list must include export development, energy and infrastructure: New Brunswick’s manufacturer...

CME and Emily Carr University announce new partnership
January 30, 2015
Canadian Manufactures & Exporters British Columbia and Canada Makes agreed to a new partnership agreement on additive manufacturing with Emily Ca...

Falling oil prices brought Canada's GDP lower in November 2014: StatsCan
January 30, 2015
The Canadian economy began to feel the impact of falling oil prices in November. After strong performances in September and October, national GDP...

Ontario Budget Must Rev the Engine: CME
January 29, 2015
For immediate release TORONTO – Ontario Budget Must Rev the Engine Canada’s economic growth forecast has shifted the focus back to southern Ont...

CME establishes Jim Flaherty bursary at UOIT
January 29, 2015
The legacy of the Honourable Jim Flaherty will live on at the University of Ontario Instutite of Technology, a school he worked tirelessly to fou...

NDP policy announcement sends mixed signals to manufacturing: CME
January 27, 2015
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) applauds the priority that NDP leader Thomas Mulcair placed on Canada’s manufacturing sector in his ...

BDC and Steelworks Design's Rhonda Barnet discuss advisory boards
January 26, 2015

Halton Hills Mayor Takes Free Trade Fair Trade Message to Quebec: Release
January 23, 2015
Halton Hills Mayor Takes Free Trade Fair Trade Message to Quebec MEDIA RELEASE January 22, 2015 Halton Hills Mayor Takes Free Trade Fair Trade M...

CME stands with Canadian Steel Producers in support of Minister Fast's Foreign Extraterritorial Measures
January 22, 2015
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters and the Canadian Steel Producers Association support the actions of the Minister of International Trade, Ed Fa...

CME stands with the Quebec Steel Industry against Buy America
January 21, 2015
At press conferences in Quebec City and Montreal, Quebec's steel industry announced a new partnership and called for government intervention agains...

Buy America provisions defeated by US Senate
January 21, 2015
An amendment proposal that would have seen Buy America provisions applied to a pro-Keystone XL pipeline bill has been defeated in the US Senate. ...

CME QC calls on government to apply pressure against Buy American
January 20, 2015
CME QC, which represents 400 manufacturing and exporting companies, asked the governments of Canada and Québec, as well as Québec municipalities,...

Falling loonie fails to lift manufacturing sales in November: StatsCan
January 20, 2015
In spite of the expected benefits of a lower Canadian dollar, manufacturing sales fell 1.4 per cent in November, marking the fourth decline in sa...

CME's Myers & Minister Goodyear host 1st advanced manufacturing roundtable
January 15, 2015
FedDev Ontario Minister Gary Goodyear and Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) President & CEO Jayson Myers today kicked off a series of rou...

Steel Constructors Join Alliance for Manfacturing
January 15, 2015
Steel Constructors Join Alliance for Manufacturing in BC Vancouver, BC – Today the Alliance of Manufacturing in BC is proud to welcome its newest m...

Manufacturing employment growth highest in BC in 2014: StatsCan
January 09, 2015
Canadian Labour Market The national job market coasted its way through December, posting its second consecutive month of very small losses. The ...

2014 looks to be a record year in Canadian exports: StatsCan
January 07, 2015
Canada’s international trade performance fell sharply in November, led by a significant drop in the value of energy exports to the United States. ...

Focus on manufacturing critical for continued economic growth: CME
January 06, 2015
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters welcomed renewed commitments to support manufacturing highlighted in yesterday’s meeting between Prime Minister ...

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