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Manufacturing GDP increases in January
March 30, 2012
Times are improving for Canadian manufacturers. Statistics Canada says production was up for a fifth-straight month in January - this time up 0.7 ...

White House promises to create more US manufacturing jobs
March 30, 2012
In a speech from an Iowa factory floor, US Vice President Joe Biden says America plans to bring its manufacturing plants back and create middle cla...

Oil pipeline capacity filling faster than expected
March 29, 2012
Canada's resource boom may be good business, but it's getting to the point where it may become too big for its own good. A Reuters analysis story ...

Canadian buyers rev up auto sales
March 29, 2012
New passenger vehicles have been rolling off Canadian car dealer lots at an accelerated rate in the last year. Drivers looking to replace their wo...

Quebec drug company to change hands
March 29, 2012
A Quebec pharmaceutical company got a dose of good news March 28. Teva Canada announced it has finalized an agreement with contract manufacturer H...

Oil sands benefitting Canada, CIBC report says
March 28, 2012
It pays to be an energy producer, says a new CIBC World Markets Inc. report. While Canadians will feel minor discomfort from a spike in energy pri...

Revenues up for service sector
March 28, 2012
Statistics Canada says that, in most cases, revenue was up for the country's service sector for both the fourth quarter of 2011 and the year as a w...

Toyota to boost Ontario production
March 28, 2012
Toyota says it plans to spend $80 million on its Woodstock, Ont. assembly plant, a decision the company says will create 400 new jobs. The Japanes...

Budget on target for deficit elimination, but more work needed on industrial innovation, investment, and competitiveness: CME
March 28, 2012
Budget 2012 establishes an enviable position for Canada in terms of overall fiscal management, containing a number of measures supported by Canadia...

CME Notebook: 2012 Federal Budget Highlights
March 28, 2012
SR&ED Reform: Overall SR&ED expenditures reduced by $1.33 billion over the next 5 years Reduction of the SR&ED general tax credit rate from 20%...

Budget 2012 should help manufacture a new era for Canadian industry: CME
March 27, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), Canada's largest trade and industry association, is urging government leaders to balance fiscal responsib...

Prairie cities to lead growth
March 27, 2012
Growth is expected to be slower this year, but Western Canadian cities will still lead growth this year. The Conference Board of Canada says prair...

Famous families create new investment company
March 27, 2012
There's a new private equity investment company opening in Halifax with an eye on "old economy" businesses. Both the McCain and Sobey families, al...

Ontario budget reflects economic challenges, highlights need for manufacturing strategy: CME
March 27, 2012
Major cuts to public spending announced in today’s provincial budget are necessary to reflect ongoing challenges handcuffing economic growth, but f...

Cigarette sales heat up in February
March 26, 2012
Canadian manufacturers produced 1.6 billion cigarettes in February, up 2.3 per cent from January. The total number of cigarettes sold increased 2.0...

New website touts collaborative approach for addressing skilled labour shortages in Canada
March 25, 2012
A new online tool connecting skilled workers, employers, industry groups, educational institutions and government is tackling fears of a looming la...

Statement: FIT review sends right signals, but no silver bullet
March 23, 2012
The following statement was issued by Ian Howcroft, vice president, CME Ontario: The province's commitment to adopt the key recommendations contai...

Feds look to revamp environmental regulations
March 23, 2012
The federal government may burn the midnight oil trying to get Alberta oil to market. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said during a March 23 news co...

Southern Keystone XL leg gets political push
March 23, 2012
Plans to expand the approval process for new oil infrastructure have spilled over on both sides of the Canada-US border. While Canadian Prime Mini...

Canada-Japan trade negotiations an opportunity to improve ties with world's third-largest economy: CME
March 23, 2012
The launch of Canada-Japan free trade negotiations announced today by Prime Minister Stephen Harper provides Canada an important opportunity to add...

Leading indicators stronger for eighth-straight month
March 21, 2012
The leading numbers for Canada's economy were a little bit higher for an eighth-straight month in February. Canada's composite leading index was u...

Bank of Canada to start distributing new $50 bills
March 21, 2012
The old grocery store question ‘Will that be paper or plastic?' takes on a whole new meaning March 26. That's the day the Bank of Canada plans to ...

US residents still opposed to $1 coin
March 21, 2012
Wyoming residents polled about the possibility of giving up the greenback in favour of a new US one dollar coin say Congress should find something ...

TD predicts better Canadian economy in 2012
March 20, 2012
Good things happening in other parts of the world have prompted TD Economics to predict not-so-bad things for the Canadian economy this year. The ...

Growth at home just as important as world presence
March 20, 2012
Darwin's Theory of Evolution was alive and well in the Canadian manufacturing sector between 1990 and 2006. A new look at exporting versus caterin...

Winnipeg plastics company secures US plant
March 19, 2012
A Winnipeg company's dreams of a US production facility came true March 9. Acrylon Plastics Inc. announced March 19 that it sealed four weeks of t...

Manufacturers ask US to rethink new environmental rule
March 19, 2012
Twenty Canadian industry associations are presenting a united front against the US government's decision to broaden environmental legislation to th...

“From ships to shore”: New workshops aimed at helping Atlantic SMEs access major supply chains
March 16, 2012
A new series of interactive workshops hosted by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) aims to help small and medium-sized enterprises prepare fo...

Manufacturers start the year with lower sales numbers
March 16, 2012
Lower sales in the aerospace industry are partly to blame for grounding Canadian manufacturing sales in January. Sales figures for the month hit a...

Drug maker launches NAFTA suit
March 15, 2012
Generic drug maker Apotex has launched a free trade complaint against the US government over a 2009 "import alert" issued over medications launched...

Canadian manufacturers run at higher capacity
March 14, 2012
Canadian industries were a little closer to running at capacity in the final three months of 2011 than they were the previous quarter. New numbers...

Iceland considers flying Loonie as new currency
March 14, 2012
Iceland is weighing its options between becoming the latest addition to the European Union and adopting the Canadian dollar as its official currenc...

Price volatility named biggest manufacturing threat
March 13, 2012
Senior manufacturing executives say price fluctuations are the biggest headache industry will face in the coming year. A KPMG survey of 220 execut...

Pension plans stumble in Q3
March 13, 2012
Canada's trusteed pension plans took a hit to the bottom line during the third quarter of 2011. A Statistics Canada look at employer-sponsored pen...

Correction Notice
March 13, 2012
Appearing on page 22 in the March-April edition of 20/20 magazine (A SMART approach to export competitiveness), there was an error pertaining to w...

CME and The Mezzanine Group partner to deliver practical B2B marketing insight
March 12, 2012
TORONTO, Ontario - March 1, 2012 - CME and The Mezzanine Group are working together to bring practical marketing information to small to medium-siz...

Investment in machinery and equipment: the key-driver of labour productivity between 1997 and 2010
March 12, 2012
A study published today by Statistics Canada shows that, from 1997-2010, investment in physical capital, such as plants, machinery and equipment, w...

Ontario’s next budget crucial for manufacturing: CME
March 12, 2012
Keeping tax rates competitive and reducing the cost of regulations in the next provincial budget will be the keys to growth in Ontario's manufactur...

BC plastics company gets US owners
March 12, 2012
A US-based packaging company has acquired a BC plastics firm with plans to expand its reach into the Pacific Northwest. Alpha Packaging, based in ...

Labour board to look at Air Canada disputes
March 09, 2012
There's now some breathing room in the ongoing dispute between Air Canada and two of its unions. Labour Minister Lisa Raitt asked the Canadian Ind...

CAW criticizes locomotive purchase
March 09, 2012
Canadian Auto Workers is tearing a strip off Caterpillar and both the US and Canadian governments after a sale involving six locomotives made by El...

GM puts Volt production on hold
March 09, 2012
The Chevrolet Volt has taken a bit of jolt after disappointing sales. General Motors Co. says it's suspending production of the hybrid passenger c...

Interest rate stays frozen at one per cent
March 08, 2012
With the global recovery happening slower than expected in developed countries, the Bank of Canada has opted to keep interest rates frozen - at lea...

Keystone XL pipes more debate to US Congress
March 08, 2012
US Republicans and Democrats were set to spar, again on March 8, over the future of the Keystone XL pipeline. Debate over a transportation spendin...

Canada, Mexico trade hits new levels
March 07, 2012
Canada-Mexico trade hit an all-time high in 2011. Numbers from the NAFTA Office of Mexico in Canada say bilateral trade between the two countries ...

Bombardier hopes still flying high over CSeries jets
March 07, 2012
Bombardier Inc. says it hopes to get its new CSeries jets airborne by late December or early January. The company says in a March 7 Financial Post...

Keystone XL re-application may include detour
March 07, 2012
The Keystone XL oil pipeline may be in for a physical detour to go with the political one dealt to it earlier this year. TransCanada Corp. says it...

Canadian encourages Philippines to attract Chinese business
March 06, 2012
A Canadian economist and business strategist has recommended that Philippine business leaders start preparing for the day China becomes too educate...

Canadian company to expand New Zealand drilling operations
March 06, 2012
A Canadian company that works strictly in New Zealand says it plans to expand its oil-drilling operations. TAG Oil Ltd. says it plans to spend $66...

Del Monte joins ConAgra
March 06, 2012
Del Monte Canada has a new owner. An affiliate of Sun Canada Partners sold the Toronto-based food processor to ConAgra Foods, Inc. on March 6, clo...

Company names happiest, unhappiest US cities to work
March 06, 2012
If you're looking for a happier place to live, try Miami. An annual survey done by online career site CareerBliss.com listed the Florida city as t...

Judges to decide whether companies with US roots can be sued for foreign incidents
March 06, 2012
A US Supreme Court decision is pending on whether or not companies operating in the US with subsidiaries in other countries can be on the hook for ...

CME urges Toronto to open procurement market on a reciprocal basis in Canada-EU trade talks
March 05, 2012
As Toronto's City Council considers a motion today that could limit the extent to which the city opens its procurement market in a trade deal with ...

Canada takes more measures against Syria
March 05, 2012
Canada has taken further economic sanctions against Syria. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird tightened any loopholes a little further with measu...

Businesses, CIDA look at working closer together
March 05, 2012
Private industry and the Canadian International Development Agency are looking for ways to work closer in developing countries. The business commu...

Thunder Bay to become Canada's mitochondrial DNA hotspot
March 05, 2012
A Thunder Bay, Ont. company has turned DNA into the building block for its business plan. Lakehead University and Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laborator...

Texas company recommends reversing flow on natural gas export terminals
March 05, 2012
Growth in the North American liquid natural gas industry in the last five years has prompted a Texas-based industry analyst to suggest companies sh...

Sears to close three locations
March 02, 2012
The Sears department store chain plans to close three stores at malls owned by Cadillac Fairview sometime before Oct. 31. The department store cha...

Despite price drop, lumber volumes increased in 2011
March 02, 2012
A price index keeping track of global wood prices says Western Canada, Finland, Sweden, Russia and New Zealand were hardest hit by a drop in wood p...

US manufacturing numbers drop
March 02, 2012
A new report says US manufacturers were less busy in February than they were in January. The monthly factory index the Institute of Supply Managem...

China to lift parts of Canadian canola ban
March 01, 2012
China plans to partially lift a ban on Canadian canola. The outbreak of a fungal infection in canola plants prompted China to halt Canadian shipme...

Canada still has plenty of potential
March 01, 2012
CIBC Vice Chairman Jim Prentice says there's no reason for Ontario's manufacturing sector to take a nosedive. The Canadian economy could stand to ...

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