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CME the trusted source on oil sands development and the economy
May 31, 2012
In the midst of ongoing media reports on NDP leader Mulcair’s “Dutch disease” statements and rivaling publications from the Pembina and Macdon...

CME dedicated to providing details on shipbuilding contract developments
May 31, 2012
The federal government announced earlier this year the winners of the largest shipbuilding contracts in Canada’s history as part of its National ...

CME discusses innovation policy with Minister Goodyear
May 31, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) met with Minister of State for Science and Technology, the Hon. Gary Goodyear, as part of its Innovat...

Resource development driving opportunity for Canadian manufacturers: CME
May 31, 2012
Energy and resource projects have become an important source of business growth for manufacturers across Canada, and will become even more cri...

Average payroll earnings increased slightly in March
May 31, 2012
StatsCan released its Payroll employment, earnings and hours update for March 2012 today. It found that last month, average weekly earnings ...

CME presents Diamond Jubilee medal for contribution to manufacturing
May 30, 2012
President & CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), Jayson Myers, is awarding the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee meda...

Building for the future: Manufacturing excellence in Ontario
May 30, 2012
The CEO of Bombardier, Inc., Pierre Beaudoin, spoke to the Canadian Club in Toronto on May 29 about the future of Ontario's manufacturing sector.  ...

Bill to put CP rail back to work fast-tracked through Commons
May 30, 2012
In the interest of safeguarding the Canadian economy, the Conservatives passed back-to-work legislation early this morning to end the week-lon...

Industrial Product Price Index unchanged for April
May 30, 2012
StatsCan released its Industrial Product and Raw Materials price indexes for April 2012 today. It found that relative to the previous month, the I...

CME responds to conflicting reports on oil sands development
May 30, 2012
A report coming from Alberta environmental think-tank, The Pembina Institute, released today claims the “oil sands fever” Canada is suffering ...

Bill C-38 allows for manufacturing development and natural resource protection
May 29, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) supports the federal government’s approach to responsible resource development in its budget bill, as...

CME president appointed to government’s Global Commerce Strategy panel
May 29, 2012
  OTTAWA, May 29 – The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, has named Canadian Manufactu...

Mattress makers rest eyes on India
May 28, 2012
Another US mattress maker is planning to rest their latest production sites in India. Spring Air plans to build three new manufacturing plants in ...

Sink complaints hold water with investigators
May 28, 2012
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal has sided with two Ontario stainless steel sink makers who say Chinese manufacturers were dumping product...

Resumption of CP rail service critical for manufacturing, primary industries: CME
May 27, 2012
The following statement was issued today by Jayson Myers, president and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME): On behalf of CME, Canada's...

Cigarette sales drop
May 25, 2012
Canadians smoked less in April. Production numbers for the month say Canadian cigarette makers produced 1.7 billion cigarettes for the month, down...

Reduced premiums should coincide EI reform: CME
May 24, 2012
In the wake of announced changes to the federal Employment Insurance (EI) program, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is calling on the ...

EI levels remain stable
May 24, 2012
Statistics Canada says the number of people collecting Employment Insurance continued a trend in March that started last September. EI rolls remai...

Reports predict US manufacturing may start coming home more often
May 24, 2012
US residents have received good news and bad news with two reports on the future of manufacturing. On the plus side, the number of jobs leaving th...

CME calls for an immediate end to CP strike
May 23, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), Canada's largest trade and industry association, is calling on the federal government to immediately inte...

Group says Canadian youth unemployment rate among lowest in G7
May 23, 2012
Even at 13 per cent, the 904,000 out-of-work Canadians between the ages of 15 and 29 are among the lowest number of unemployed for their age group ...

Leading indicators rose for April
May 23, 2012
Canada's composite leading indicators increased by the same amount in April as they did in March. Statistics Canada says the numbers rose 0.3 per ...

OECD calls for hike in Canadian interest rates
May 22, 2012
A Paris-based economic organization is calling for the second time in as many years for the Bank of Canada to hike interest rates one-quarter of on...

Content rules open new manufacturing plant
May 22, 2012
Canadian content rules for Montreal's metro have led to a new Alstom manufacturing plant in Sorel, Que. The new plant is expected to play a key ro...

Youth unemployment expect to grow worldwide
May 22, 2012
Youths are expected to be under-represented in the global workforce at an even higher level over the next year. The International Labour Office i...

Canada needs to accelerate gas infrastructure projects
May 18, 2012
Canadian liquid gas producers are on the verge of missing the rush to Asia, says an Ernst & Young report and federal Natural Resources Minister Joe...

World leaders to meet to settle Europe's money woes
May 18, 2012
World leaders will meet in Washington this weekend to try and hammer out a deal to fix Europe's debt problems. Talks aimed at keeping the situatio...

CME supports government changes to EI program
May 16, 2012
Retooling Canada’s Employment Insurance (EI) program is essential for manufacturers looking to attract and retain skilled workers, according to...

Manufacturing sales rebound
May 16, 2012
In March, Canadian manufacturing sales posted the largest increase in nine months. Sales increased 1.9 per cent to $49.7 billion, the largest incr...

Economy grows at a slower rate in 2011
May 16, 2012
Canadian GDP was up in 2011, but not as much as 2010. Thanks to oil and mineral exploration, the Northwest Territories, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the...

Canadian companies ramp up spending plans
May 15, 2012
Canada's reputation as the international nice guy may take a hit this year, according to a global survey off chief financial officers. The survey ...

New drug plant gets USFDA approval
May 15, 2012
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration to start producing a new rheumatoid arthritis medicatio...

Smartphones to become new currency?
May 15, 2012
Banks and mobile phone companies plan to take the paperless society to the next step.The Canadian Bankers Association released new standards May 14...

Olymel cooks up job plan after Princeville fire
May 14, 2012
Olymel is looking at other ways to bring home the bacon after a fire at its Princeville, Que. processing plant. The company announced May 14 that ...

Seeking British Columbia’s top exporters: Call for nominations kick-starts the 30th anniversary of the BC Export Awards
May 14, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and the British Columbia Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation are proud to announce the 30th anniversa...

Canon considers fully automating camera production
May 14, 2012
Camera maker Canon Inc.'s snapshot of the future includes building cameras without human workers. To help counter the high cost of the Yen, the el...

BC needs competitive tax plan to create jobs, drive growth in uncertain economic times: CME
May 11, 2012
British Columbia needs to expedite the adoption of a globally competitive tax regime to transform economic opportunity into good jobs, business gro...

Jobless rate edges up
May 11, 2012
While more people found work in April, more job hunters on the lookout increased Canada's jobless rate. The number of people working increased 58,...

International Trade Minister Ed Fast Highlights Benefits of Canada-EU Trade Agreement to Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
May 11, 2012
May 11, 2012 - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, today met with members of the Bri...

Despite lower prices, trade balance grows
May 10, 2012
Fewer energy exports fuelled a decline in Canada's trade numbers in March. Lower energy prices dropped the country's overall merchandise exports b...

Skilled labour shortage worries oil and gas industry
May 10, 2012
Canada's oil and gas industry has identified finding enough skilled labour as its biggest challenge for 2012. A recent worldwide survey of oil and...

TPP: What it is and why it matters
May 09, 2012
This article first appeared in the March-April edition of 20/20 magazine. By James Careless Like NAFTA, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an...

Canadian execs start thinking acquisition
May 09, 2012
Half of all Canadian execs have acquisition on the mind this year. A new Ernst & Young survey says 48 per cent of Canadian executives expect to pu...

EU using bad numbers, Alberta Energy says
May 09, 2012
Alberta Energy says the European Union has it all wrong. A planned punitive rating for crude oils on the high side of greenhouse gas emissions - f...

Ontario considers more money for automakers
May 09, 2012
The Ontario government may spend more on the province's auto industry to meet growing demand for vehicles from the Detroit Three automakers. Premi...

Changes to the SR&ED tax credit will hurt Canadian manufacturing most, says coalition
May 08, 2012
Forty-seven national industry groups representing more than 100,000 companies from across Canada are calling on the federal government to step back...

Food exports hit new highs
May 08, 2012
With record levels of food exports last year as a backdrop, the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance marked 15 years in business May 8. Canadian farm...

Edmonton firm locks down rights to oat-based chemical
May 08, 2012
An Edmonton company has signed a global licensing agreement with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada for a product it says has strong potential in the...

IMF likes Myanmar's prospects
May 08, 2012
The International Monetary Fund is predicting good things for Myanmar in the next few years. A look at the Southeast Asian country by the internat...

Australia moves to balance budget
May 08, 2012
Australia has taken the plunge and opted to become the first major developed country to stop running deficits since the 2008 recession hit. The bu...

Startup Canada shows off PEI's entrepreneurial excellence
May 07, 2012
Canada’s entrepreneurial spotlight will shine on Prince Edward Island this week as it plays host to Startup Canada’s National Tour and gathers more...

New Flyer enters into partnership to build lighter-duty buses
May 07, 2012
Bus maker New Flyer Industries Inc. has teamed up with a British company to put low-floor, medium-duty buses on city streets across North America. ...

Canadian, Pakistani accountants reach qualification agreement
May 07, 2012
Accounting became a little more international May 7. The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and the Institute of Chartered Account...

Headhunting companies look to US to fill vacant Canadian jobs
May 07, 2012
Canadian companies looking to fill vacancies at several planned industrial job sites are expanding their horizons to include US workers. A skilled...

Manufactured goods cost slightly more in March
May 07, 2012
Canadian prices for goods were 0.9 per cent higher in March compared to the same time a year earlier. Statistics Canada's Industrial Product Price...

China agrees to trade measures
May 04, 2012
The US and China say they`re coming closer to an agreement on a wide range of economic differences. The announcement came after the annual bilater...

EPA launches new fracking rules
May 04, 2012
The US Environmental Protection Agency has released guidelines for companies using diesel fuel to break natural gas out of shale. While Congress p...

Canada mints final one cent coin
May 04, 2012
Canadians may have to find a new name for penny-pinchers. Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty pressed the button May 4 to turn out the country`s...

Esso contemplates LNG exports
May 03, 2012
Imperial Oil Ltd. is considering getting into the west coast liquid natural gas game. Imperial is the latest oil company to say it plans to feed A...

New company enters Ontario electricity market
May 03, 2012
A new player is entering Ontario's green energy market. Boston-based Satcon Technology Corporation says it has finalized an agreement with Sanmina...

Global manufacturing confidence increases
May 03, 2012
European doom-and-gloom hasn't keep manufacturing in the rest of the world from growing. The JPMorgan Global Manufacturing PMI for April showed a ...

Eurozone confidence hits three-year low
May 02, 2012
European manufacturing confidence hit a 34-month low in April. Markit's Purchasing Managers' Index for the month says industry confidence has turn...

Companies expected to invest in new technologies, but spend less
May 02, 2012
Despite the pessimism in world markets, the world economy has resisted sliding into another recession a new Scotia Economics report says. Real GDP...

Natural gas production increases in December
May 02, 2012
Canada's natural gas industry was more than 15 per cent busier in December 2011 than it was a month earlier. Numbers were up across the board for ...

Skills shortage extends to the home
May 01, 2012
Industries looking for skilled workers may have a more difficult time find them than they originally thought. A new survey by Skills/Compétences C...

Manufacturing picture brightens in April
May 01, 2012
While it's not the economy pre-2008, RBC says conditions were the best in April that they've been all year for Canadian manufacturers. The month's...

Company announces plans for two new canine cancer drugs
May 01, 2012
Fido may benefit from a crossover drug developed to fight human cancer. Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. has announced it plans to launch two product...

Hyundai records 40th month of growth
May 01, 2012
Not everything has been downhill in the automobile industry. Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. announced that the record 14,301 vehicles sold in April pus...

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