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Manufacturing numbers lower as GDP slips
April 30, 2012
Manufacturing wasn't immune to a February slowdown in gross domestic product. Temporary mine closures and factory shutdowns helped slow the Canadi...

Canadian division buys mattress company
April 30, 2012
Canadian mattress maker Spring Air Sommex Corp. has taken exclusive rights to Natura World Inc. and its Cambridge, Ont. manufacturing facility. Na...

New $20 to be third polymer bill
April 30, 2012
The third note in Canadian paper money's swan song will become public May 1. The country's new $20 bill will be launched at the Bank of Canada's m...

Ambitious trade deal with European Union a priority for Canadian industry: CME
April 27, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is joining federal ministers across the country today to highlight the important benefits of concluding ne...

Breakfast meeting to look at EU data sharing laws
April 27, 2012
Companies operating in the US and sending information back and forth between North America and the EU could find themselves in hot water if they do...

New US manufacturing orders fall $8.8 billion
April 27, 2012
New orders for manufactured durable goods in March decreased $8.8 billion, or 4.2 per cent, to $202.6 billion, the US Census Bureau announced today...

Ontario to lead Canadian export growth
April 26, 2012
Finally, some good news for Ontario. Export Development Canada is predicting nine per cent export growth for the province this year and another ni...

End of the line for Orion
April 26, 2012
The last stop for Daimler AG's Orion bus-making plant in Mississauga will occur sometime in the next year. The German-based company has announced ...

Contract signed to develop new antiviral drug
April 26, 2012
An antiviral agent designed by a Department of National Defence agency will be developed for civilian use. Defence Research and Development Canada...

More than expected US residents out of work
April 26, 2012
US initial jobless claims say 388,000 more Americans were out of work the week ending April 21. The number of US workers reporting they'd lost the...

Second round of workshops to connect Ontario exporters with $18.9 million in productivity funding
April 25, 2012
A second set of community forums beginning in May will help exporting and export-ready manufacturers in Southern Ontario access up to $75,000 in fi...

LEAN, continuous improvement key for manufacturers navigating economic uncertainty: CME
April 25, 2012
Investments in LEAN manufacturing and continuous improvement can be the difference between business profitability and complete collapse under the p...

Put success on the menu
April 25, 2012
Entrepreneurs hungry for success will have a chance in June to discover how one person turned a fresh food idea into opportunity. One of Canada's ...

Canadian auto parts makers concentrate on home market
April 25, 2012
The rush to fuel-efficient vehicles is driving up vehicle sales across Canada and the US, but a Scotia Economic report says Canadian auto makers ar...

Changes planned for temporary worker rules
April 25, 2012
The federal government has planned changes for companies caught in a bind looking for enough skilled workers to get the job done. Changes planned ...

Imperial plans constitution challenge for tobacco packaging
April 25, 2012
Imperial Tobacco Canada plans to challenge the constitutionality of a federal government decision to have graphic cigarette warning labels cover 75...

Crime makes top-20 list
April 24, 2012
Maybe crime does pay. A United Nations report says crime is in the top-20 world-wide, generating 3.6 per cent of the world's gross domestic produc...

Sanctions eased against Myanmar
April 24, 2012
Canada has relaxed sanctions against Myanmar. The island nation was removed from the Area Control List on April 24, the list of countries where Ca...

Skilled worker shortage a worldwide phenomenon
April 24, 2012
Trying to find enough talented people to keep the production lines rolling isn't just a Canadian problem. A new report prepared by the World Econo...

Retail sales stay flat in February
April 24, 2012
A decision by more Canadian drivers to park plans for a new vehicle helped push down the country's retail numbers in February. Statistics Canada s...

Nestlé acquires Pfizer infant food division
April 23, 2012
Nestlé has added more food and drink to its repertoire with the $11.85-billion acquisition of Pfizer Inc.'s infant-menu. The Swiss-based company s...

Oregon companies consider export port for Canadian natural gas
April 23, 2012
The last stop for Canadian natural gas bound for Asian markets could be an Oregon import terminal converted to load it onto ships. With US politic...

Unionized government employees top list of unscheduled days off
April 20, 2012
People missed work more in 2011 than they did a decade earlier. A fresh look at absenteeism by Statistics Canada says unionized workers tended to ...

Economic yardsticks move farther apart in March
April 20, 2012
Statistics Canada's look at the leading edge of the Canadian economy says the numbers were up in March. Eight of the 10 measurements that will be ...

CAW, Tories differ on auto industry measures
April 20, 2012
Canadian Auto Workers and the federal government both agree that saving auto industry jobs are a priority. They're on different pages, however, wh...

EDC predicts good things for Canadian exporters in 2012
April 20, 2012
Export Development Canada says things are looking up for this country's exporting businesses this year. While public debt is dragging an anchor th...

US House renews Keystone XL debate
April 19, 2012
The US House of Representatives gave the Keystone XL pipeline its second wind April 18, including a resolution in a highway and infrastructure fund...

US to cut fracking emissions 95 per cent
April 19, 2012
The US Environmental Protection Agency plans to cut the noxious side effects that go with turning shale into natural gas by 95 per cent. Changes m...

Beer drinkers expected to return to better brands
April 19, 2012
After drowning their sorrows with bargain-basement suds during the recession, a new report says beer drinkers are more likely to start switching ba...

House approves US tax cut
April 19, 2012
The House approved legislation today that would cut taxes on small business by 20 per cent. The vote was the culmination of a tax battle that both...

Pipeline expansion receives permits
April 18, 2012
The pipeline that would carry natural gas to what could become Canada's first export-geared liquefaction plant has received the application it need...

Temporary cotton export ban reaches WTO
April 18, 2012
Canada, the US and the EU have had their say at the World Trade Organisation over a March ban that lasted a week in India over cotton exports. The...

Full recovery not expected for four more years
April 18, 2012
Employers looking to hire may not get everything they want for another four years, just in time for the full-scale exodus of baby boomers out of th...

Court spells out Canadian jurisdiction on foreign law suits
April 18, 2012
The Supreme Court of Canada has laid out how foreign companies with Canadian connections can be sued either in Canada or abroad. Justices spelled ...

Responsible resource development will help create jobs across Canadian industry: CME
April 17, 2012
The federal government's responsible resource development plan will not only ensure environmentally responsible growth in Canada's resource sector,...

Ontario manufacturers hit hardest as sales numbers fall
April 17, 2012
Ontario manufacturers took the hardest hit as sales fell for industry, as a whole, in February. Total manufacturing sales for the month were down ...

Chinese company plans Ontario wind farm
April 17, 2012
A Chinese energy producer plans to use North American technology to produce power in Ontario. China Long Yuan Power Generation says it will add 10...

Feds streamline project approvals
April 17, 2012
The federal government has announced its plans to streamline the environmental approval process for new resource development projects. The list in...

Interest rate stays frozen
April 17, 2012
Canada's interest rate hasn't changed. The Bank of Canada opted April 17 to leave its pivotal overnight rate at one per cent, despite concerns tha...

Atlantic SMEs urged to grow business by boosting safety in new workshop series focused on supplier readiness
April 16, 2012
Investing in workplace safety helps manufacturers sharpen their competitive edge and opens the door to new business: that's the message being del...

Mulcair says Tories hurting manufacturing
April 16, 2012
New national NDP leader Thomas Mulcair says Canadian manufacturing has a friend in his party. The man elected to replace Jack Layton as party lead...

TD says business will have to drive Canada's growth
April 16, 2012
The TD Bank is predicting business spending will have to remain Canada's main economic driver until at least 2015. Even with consumer debt creepin...

US retail sales rise
April 16, 2012
US residents beat the market predictions at the market in March. RBC Economics says retail data for the month shows a 0.8 per cent growth in March...

Tobacco companies, US to work out settlement on health care payments
April 16, 2012
Three US tobacco companies say their combined bill to help ailing smokers has topped $6.5 billion this year. Under a 1998 agreement with American ...

Canada, Virginia sign beef deal
April 13, 2012
Eastern Canadian cattle farmers have a new source for their herds. A new import deal with the US will allow Virginia producers to sell cattle dire...

Bombardier opens new Brazil plant
April 13, 2012
Bombardier has officially opened the doors on a new Brazilian manufacturing centre to build monorail cars for the Latin American market. The Quebe...

Bank of Canada to announce new interest rate
April 13, 2012
The Bank of Canada will make its next scheduled announcement on interest rates on April 18. Bank governor Mark Carney will hold a press conference...

Canada to follow US lead on truck tailpipe fumes
April 13, 2012
Canada plans to match the US' lead on greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty on-road vehicles. The proposed rules would come into effect for the...

CME, Leading Boards announce new strategic partnership
April 12, 2012
OTTAWA (April 12, 2012) – Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) announced today a strategic business alliance with Leading Boards Inc., a Montre...

Trade surplus shrinks
April 12, 2012
Canada's trade surplus narrowed to $292 million in February as the country sold fewer automobiles and less energy. The country's big-two exports f...

Modular home maker builds western plant
April 11, 2012
An Oka, QC-based modular housing maker has plans for Calgary. Okaply Industries says it plans to open a new factory to serve the western Canadian ...

Border problems brewing for Canadian natural gas?
April 11, 2012
Canadian liquid natural gas production fell 5.9 per cent between in January from the same period a year earlier amid new predictions the industry c...

Investment in India drops
April 11, 2012
India's plan to retroactively tax business deals has already taken a large chunk out of foreign investment in the country in the last year. New nu...

Business optimistic about 2012
April 10, 2012
Businesses say they're more optimistic about the immediate future than they were. An RBC survey says companies are more likely to hire and invest ...

Federal government looks to boost trades immigration
April 10, 2012
The federal government says it plans to change immigration rules to bring more skilled tradespeople to Canada. Rather than focus so much on profes...

Canadian economy rebounds
April 04, 2012
Canada's economy is back on track towards regaining the momentum it lost in the 2008 recession. Statistics Canada says the country's international...

Canadian firms need to concentrate on exports: Carney
April 02, 2012
Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney says Canadian companies have it half right when it comes to improving their finances. While Canadian manufactu...

Indian budget draws huge round of business criticism
April 02, 2012
India's new federal budget has earned the ire of the international business community, prompting warnings that the country could lose investors if ...

CRTC fines telemarketers
April 02, 2012
Eight-five telemarketers took a body shot from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on April 2. The federal regulatory ...

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