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Half of all Canadian manufacturers face labour shortages today: new CME report
December 21, 2012
Almost 50 per cent of Canadian manufacturers polled in a recent industry survey indicate they face immediate labour shortages, according to a new r...

CME applauds Jobs and Prosperity Council report
December 19, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is welcoming the findings of a new report released today by Ontario's Jobs and Prosperity Council, citing ...

Significant progress being made, but much more to be done on border initiatives: CME
December 14, 2012
The first reports issued today on the Beyond the Border and Regulatory Cooperation Council Joint Action Plans show there has been substantial and c...

CME leads CEO meeting with PM on priorities for manufacturing
December 12, 2012
CEOs from Canada’s leading manufacturing companies met Wednesday with the prime minister, minister of industry, minister of finance, and clerk of t...

New Federal Skilled Trades Program to benefit Canadian manufacturers
December 10, 2012
The new Skilled Trades Stream announced today by Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, is a critical move that will...

CME welcomes Investment Canada Act rulings and changes as a step forward in advancing Canada’s global trade interests
December 07, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) welcomes the government's approval of the takeover of two Canadian energy companies by foreign state-owned...

Canadian companies play important leadership role in Peru: Myers
December 04, 2012
Canadian businesses contribute more than investment and good jobs to the Peruvian economy – they are helping to shape the country's future social, ...

Review of aerospace and space programs and policies a blueprint for driving growth in critical industry sector: CME
November 30, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) welcomes the conclusions of the Aerospace and Space Programs and Policies review led by the Honourable Dav...

Announcement: Winners and Finalists of the 2012 Regional Awards for New Technology
November 29, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) would like to congratulate all applicants on their achievements and successes realized by developing and i...

New Buy American legislation may permanently shut out Canadian goods: CME
November 19, 2012
Buy American provisions currently before the United States Congress could shut Canadian companies out of $115 billion in supplier opportunities rel...

Newest 20/20 magazine issue available now!
November 14, 2012
CME's national, bi-monthly trade and industry magazine has just been completed for the final issue of 2012: business and financial services. In it,...

Canada signs new tax treaty with Hong Kong
November 12, 2012
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Leung Chun-ying, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, announced a new tax treaty on No...

CME welcomes defeat of Proposition 6 in Michigan
November 07, 2012
The following statement was issued by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) President & CEO, Jayson Myers:  Last night, Michigan voters struck...

A hardhat election: What can Canadian manufacturers now expect?
November 07, 2012
By Birgit Matthiesen, Special Advisor to the President & CEO, US Affairs, CME "Today in Ohio, in the middle of America, the middle class won." – S...

Federal government invests in skilled trades and technology careers
November 06, 2012
The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, today is launching Skilled Trades and Technology Week at the Canad...

Southern Ontario to benefit from new manufacturing project and research centres
November 06, 2012
London, Ontario area manufacturers will soon see the results of a $13.7 million federal government investment in two new advanced manufacturing fac...

CME statement on Canada-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement
November 06, 2012
CME welcomes today's announcement by Prime Minister Harper and his Indian counterpart, Manmohan Singh, that Canada and India have reached an agreem...

CME President & CEO accompanying prime minister’s business delegation to India
November 05, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) President & CEO, Jayson Myers, is accompanying the Prime Minister, the Minister of International Trade, an...

Notes from Washington: An election day watch list for CME members
November 05, 2012
By Birgit Matthiesen, Special Advisor to the President & CEO, US Affairs, CME In a few short hours, American voters will be heading to the polls t...

Statement from Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters on the Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement
November 02, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) supports the conclusion and implementation of the Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreements (...

New BDO Ambition Survey on global opportunities released
November 01, 2012
The 2012 BDO Ambition Survey has been released for this year, outlining global investment opportunities and risks overseas, as perceived by CFOs of...

Canada needs a more aggressive approach to spur innovation, investment: CME
October 30, 2012
Canada must strengthen its support for research and development (R&D), commercialization, and advanced technologies to sustain the economic recover...

CME President & CEO delivers remarks at AGM
October 25, 2012
CME President & CEO, Jayson Myers, delivered the following address to the board and membership at the Annual General Meeting in Edmonton on October...

CME welcomes Robert Hattin as new chair of the national board of directors
October 25, 2012
Ontario manufacturer and businessman Robert Hattin was elected the new chair of the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) Board of Directo...

Bombardier president & CEO's speech to the Economic Club of Canada
October 22, 2012
With the international financial crisis evolving, more and more nations look to Canada for its success in maintaining a stable economy and prospero...

Widespread optimism, looming investment and labour concerns highlight need for Canadian manufacturing action plan: Survey
October 18, 2012
Lacklustre government investment policy and mounting skills shortages are dampening an otherwise glowing outlook for manufacturers over the next 3-...

Canadian international merchandise imports fell in August
October 11, 2012
Both imports and exports in Canada's merchandise sector dropped in August 2012, bringing our trade deficit on a global scale to $1.3 billion, accor...

Canada’s entry into TPP marks key milestone in Canadian trade policy: CME
October 09, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) welcomes Canada's entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, calling it a major step for...

Tax panel recommendations a step in the right direction, but not a leap forward for BC manufacturers: CME
September 26, 2012
The new set of recommendations announced earlier this month by the government-appointed Expert Panel on Business Taxation would, if implemented, bo...

Government procurement must be more strategic at federal, provincial and municipal levels: CME
September 26, 2012
All levels of government must take immediate steps to leverage strategic procurement to create new business opportunities and drive economic growth...

Canada-Jordan Free Trade Agreement strengthens export opportunities: CME
September 21, 2012
The federal government's latest announcement in its commitment to expand global trade represents another important step in opening new markets for ...

Declining travel to Canada for July
September 18, 2012
Fewer people are making the trip to the True North Strong and Free lately, as numbers released today from Statistics Canada show a drop in the numb...

CME joins other leading business groups in urging the US Congress to oppose inclusion of sanctions provision in Defense spending bill
September 18, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters joined with other leading business associations in sending a letter to all members of the House and Senate, urgi...

Manufacturing sales dip in July
September 14, 2012
According to Statistics Canada’s monthly survey of manufacturing for July 2012, manufacturing sales fell 1.5 per cent to $48.3 billion – the third ...

CME congratulates exceptional service to Canadian exporters
September 13, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is happy to congratulate President & CEO of Export Development Canada (EDC), Stephen Poloz, with a Queen's...

CME recognizes contribution to trade with Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal
September 12, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) President and CEO, Jayson Myers, awarded Caroline Tompkins, president of Forum for International Trade Tra...

Canada records higher employment in August
September 07, 2012
As a result of an increase in part-time work in August, employment for the month rose by 34,000, according the Labour Force Survey by Statistics Ca...

Exploring Opportunities in the Oilsands: National Buyer-Seller Forum
September 07, 2012
Investment levels in the Canadian oilsands have reached unprecedented levels over the last couple years, with projections estimating a total of $...

CME joins APEC business leaders in urge to move TPP forward
September 05, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is is joining APEC business leaders in urging expeditious approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ...

Vaughan workshop to connect Southern Ontario manufacturers with up to $75,000 for new export growth projects
September 04, 2012
Exporting and export-ready manufacturers in Southern Ontario can learn how to access up to $75,000 in financial support for product and process imp...

Business investment propels the Canadian economy in Q2
August 31, 2012
The two per cent annual growth rate the Canadian economy recorded in the second quarter of 2012 confirms businesses are investing and playing their...

CME members voice their opinions on immigration policy
August 31, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) submitted comments to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) on behalf of its membership for the governm...

Siemens Canada celebrates 100 years of industry solutions
August 27, 2012
It is with great pride and pleasure Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) has the opportunity to congratulate Siemens Canada Ltd., a longstand...

Setting the record straight: Canadian businesses doing their part to drive economic growth, says Myers
August 24, 2012
The head of the country's largest trade and industry association is refuting recent comments attributed to Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney that...

Have your voice heard on immigration policy
August 16, 2012
As part of Citizen and Immigration Canada's (CIC) consultations on future immigration needs, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is seeking va...

CME continues its active role in ongoing pro-trade discussions
August 16, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) joined business leaders and the federal government in Toronto today for a consultation session on refreshi...

Tax reforms a necessity for manufacturing growth in Canada: CME
August 16, 2012
Canada must improve its tax competitiveness to spur investment, address ongoing labour market challenges, and fuel economic growth, according to a ...

Canada-China study an important step towards stronger trade ties: CME
August 15, 2012
Today's release of a Canada-China Economic Complementarities Study is a critical step forward towards building strong trade and investment ties bet...

CME participates in launch of Global Commerce Strategy consultations
August 14, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) took part in today's launch of consultations with industry and business leaders to revitalize the federal ...

CME releases comments on new Detroit-Windsor bridge deal
August 09, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) President & CEO, Jayson Myers, offered the association's support for the construction of a New Internati...

Canada well positioned to meet its Greenhouse Gas Emission Target
August 08, 2012
Canada is halfway towards meeting its greenhouse gas emission target by 2020, according to a new report from the federal government released today....

GDP for most industries higher in May
July 31, 2012
Real gross domestic product increased 0.1 per cent in May, after seeing a 0.3 per cent growth in April. While accommodation and food services,...

Manufacturing weekly earnings increase in May
July 26, 2012
Manufacturing weekly earnings increased 2.6 per cent to $1,008.76 in May, according to Statistics Canada's most recent release. This increase refl...

Retail sales in Canada on the rise
July 24, 2012
In May, retail sales rose 0.3 per cent to $38.9 billion, according to a Statistics Canada release today. The largest gains were felt in Albe...

GM Canada announces major R&D investment
July 24, 2012
CME joined the prime minister, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, and the Ontario premier today at the Oshawa General Motors (GM) headquarters where it...

Softwood Lumber ruling victory for Canada-US trade
July 20, 2012
A major win for British Columbia's lumber industry came yesterday in an announcement that Canada had not circumvented the Softwood Lumber Agreement...

Consumer prices rise slightly in June
July 20, 2012
Consumer prices in Canada rose slightly in June to 1.5 per cent, according to numbers released for the Consumer Price Index today by Statistics Can...

Wholesale trade sales rise in May
July 19, 2012
With sales up in eight provinces, Canada's wholesale sales rose 0.9 per cent in May to almost $50 billion, according to numbers released from Stati...

Aerospace production grows amid manufacturing sales decline in May
July 17, 2012
While manufacturing sales declined 0.4 per cent to $48.7 billion in May, the fourth decrease in five months, production in the aerospace prod...

Bank of Canada keeping target interest rate at one per cent
July 17, 2012
Governor Mark Carney today announced the Bank is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at one per cent. The bank rate, correspondingly, is ...

Non-residents increase investment in Canadian equities in May
July 16, 2012
Statistics Canada's international transactions in securities report for May 2012 released today shows non-residents obtained a record $26.1 billion...

Pfizer announces major infrastructure investment
July 12, 2012
Pfizer Canada today announced a $31.7 million investment in its Pfizer Global Supply (PGS) manufacturing facility in Montreal to upgrade technology...

CME Ontario gets safety groups extended into 2013
July 10, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) Ontario has the pleasure to announce the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) of Ontario has agre...

Formal notification gives Canada the green light into TPP talks
July 10, 2012
The White House notified Congressional leaders Monday it seeks to enter negotiations with Mexico in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and Canada, bein...

Employment increases in Ontario for June
July 06, 2012
While overall employment figures were relatively unchanged for June 2012, Statistics Canada’s most recent Labour Force Survey shows an increas...

RBC report shows strong Canadian manufacturing business conditions
July 04, 2012
A monthly index released by RBC Royal Bank Tuesday indicates an improvement in manufacturing conditions across the country, and growing employ...

Op-Ed: RIM will ‘empower people like never before'
July 04, 2012
  By Thorsten Heins, President and Chief Executive Officer of Research In Motion, Ltd. Don’t count BlackBerry out. In recent weeks, it’s becom...

Gross domestic product by industry increases in April
June 29, 2012
Canada’s GDP by industry rose overall 0.3 per cent in April 2012, predominantly as a result of a jump in mining and oil and gas extraction. A...

Pfizer Canada provides $4.5 million public research funding for Alzheimer’s Disease
June 28, 2012
Pfizer Canada and the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) are announcing today a Pfizer-FRQS Innovation Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease a...

Average weekly earnings up in every province for April
June 28, 2012
Statistics Canada’s Payroll employment, earnings and hours report released today shows average weekly earnings increased in April in all Canad...

Canadian farmers experience rise in field crop areas for June
June 27, 2012
As part of its Field Crop Reporting Series, Statistics Canada released its preliminary estimates of principal field crop areas for June 2012 t...

Canada cannot tolerate new 'Buy American' amendment in Congress: CME
June 25, 2012
The Government of Canada must take immediate action to derail a new Buy American amendment expected to be introduced later this week in the United ...

Canada-US proposal for easing cross-border business gaining support
June 22, 2012
An initiative to make travel more efficient for businesspeople between Canada and the US is generating strong interest from both sides of the ...

Vale unveils $2-billion Clean AER Project
June 22, 2012
Sudbury nickel producer, Vale, officially launched its Clean AER Project today, in a groundbreaking celebration that marks one of the largest...

Retail sales drop in April
June 21, 2012
The Canadian retail industry experienced a 0.5 per cent drop in sales in April to $38.9 billion. The decline represents the third decrease in ...

Number of EI recipients decreased in April
June 21, 2012
Less Canadians are receiving Employment Insurance (EI) as the numbers for those obtaining benefits decreased for the third consecutive m...

BC needs competitive tax plan to capitalize on unprecedented economic opportunity, CME tells Expert Panel on Tax
June 20, 2012
British Columbia must adopt a globally competitive tax system to drive private sector investment, create high paying jobs and capitalize on unprece...

Government dismissed OECD recommendations on SR&ED: CME
June 20, 2012
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) 2012 Economic Survey for Canada makes sound recommendations on R&D expendi...

Wholesale trade numbers increase in April for agricultural supplies industry
June 19, 2012
Statistics Canada released the wholesale trade numbers for April today, showing a 1.5 per cent rise to $49.3 billion. The increase was seen m...

Op-ed: It’s time for BC to go forward, not backwards, on tax policy
June 19, 2012
By Jayson Myers, President & CEO, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters The Vancouver Canucks can teach us a lot about what it takes to succeed...

Canada joining TPP a major win for Canadian industry: CME
June 19, 2012
Canada’s inclusion in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) announced today is a long-awaited success that will expand trade with some of the wo...

CME president Jayson Myers attending high-level Detroit-Windsor bridge announcement
June 15, 2012
President and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), Jayson Myers, is in Windsor today for the announcement of a second bridge betwe...

Clock is ticking on Canada’s inclusion in Trans-Pacific Partnership: CME
June 15, 2012
Next week’s G20 summit in Los Cabos presents a prime opportunity to announce the inclusion of all three North American countries in the Trans...

Manufacturing sales fall in April
June 15, 2012
Manufacturing sales fell 0.8 per cent in April 2012 to $49.1 billion, according to Statistics Canada’s monthly survey of manufacturing. The ...

Statement: New 'Buy American' amendment buys trouble
June 15, 2012
The following statement was issued by Jayson Myers, president and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME): CME has learned that a new Buy ...

Statement: New International Trade Crossing critical infrastructure for cross-border trade
June 15, 2012
The following statement was issued by Jayson Myers, president and CEO, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME): On behalf of CME and our mem...

Changes to Internal Trade Agreement a win for CME
June 15, 2012
Today, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and other associations had their recommendations on the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) hear...

What's your vision for the future of manufacturing in Canada?
June 13, 2012
Help Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) make that idea a reality. Complete the 2012 Management Issues Survey today! Submit the questionnaire ...

Canada’s economic leadership forefront at International Economic Conference
June 12, 2012
Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in Montreal Monday taking some spotlight away from Quebec protesters and discussing the state of internation...

Finalizing deal for Detroit-Windsor bridge critical to Canadian manufacturing: CME
June 12, 2012
  As expected, Ottawa and Michigan have reached a deal for the construction of a second bridge between Detroit and Windsor, a popular trade...

CME congratulates Jubilee medal winners
June 12, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) extends congratulations to three recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal presented...

Chinese exports grow in May as trade surplus widens
June 11, 2012
Economic results out of China this weekend show an increase in exports in May, growing at more than double the pace anticipated. Meanwhile, in...

Employment in manufacturing increased in May: Labour Force Survey
June 08, 2012
Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey for May 2012 shows an increase in employment for manufacturing, educational services, retail and whole...

China-specific business experts available at workshop for exporters
June 07, 2012
In a global business context highly reliant on the actions of countries like China, the Canada China Business Council (CCBC)’s workshop comes ...

CME recommends strengthening interprovincial trade agreement
June 07, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is asking provincial trade ministers to strengthen Canada’s interprovincial trade agreement – the Ag...

Bank of Canada provides outlook on global financial situation
June 05, 2012
In his announcement this morning on the interest rate remaining the same, Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney noted global financial condition...

Hogg awarded Diamond Jubilee medal for commitment to LEAN manufacturing
June 05, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) President & CEO, Jayson Myers, was on-hand in Winnipeg this morning to present the prestigious Queen Eliza...

CME meets with Minister Kent during Environment Day
June 05, 2012
CME met with Environment Minister Peter Kent this morning during its Environment Day in Ottawa to discuss Canada’s future environmental priori...

Back to work, back to productivity
June 01, 2012
CME commends the government intervention efforts that put CP Rail back to work today, as Canadian manufacturers felt significant impacts on pr...

Real GDP rising at consistent pace
June 01, 2012
Based on the Canadian economic accounts (first quarter 2012 and March 2012) update released today, statistics show real GDP rose 0.5 per cent...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Canadian investors looking at US more than domestic market
February 28, 2012
After years of bad tidings, even a slight glimpse of silver lining has investors sinking their money into perceived good news, says a new CIBC Worl...

Letter of Comment: Northern Gateway
February 28, 2012
February 27, 2012 Secretary to the Joint Review PanelEnbridge Northern Gateway Project 444 Seventh Avenue SW Calgary AB  T2P 0X8 Dear Sir: It is...

Energy and resources offer new opportunities for Canadian manufacturers: CME
February 28, 2012
Energy and resource developments across Canada offer billions of dollars in new market opportunities for Canadian manufacturers, as well as supplie...

Canada rates best in G8 for taxes
February 28, 2012
Canadians may still grumble about paying taxes, but a new report by accounting firm PwC, the World Bank and IFC says they don't have as much to com...

Proview expands suit for iPad name
February 28, 2012
Proview Electronics says it wants the iPad name back. The Chinese company has amended a suit filed in Santa Clara, California's Superior Court ask...

Businesses still not spending enough on secure IT
February 28, 2012
Despite claims by small and medium businesses that they're worried about IT security, few are spending enough to ensure breaches don't occur. A ne...

CME welcomes the appointment of David Emerson as head of the Review of Aerospace and Space Programs and Policies
February 27, 2012
Canadian Manufacturer & Exporters (CME) welcomes the federal government announcement of a review of Aerospace and Space Programs and Policies, as a...

Canada ready to blast off into lunar mining?
February 27, 2012
There's a good chance "The man in the moon" could be Canadian. Both the Canadian Space Agency and top Canadian mining companies could play a large...

Portion of Keystone XL to go ahead
February 27, 2012
While the international segment of the Keystone XL pipeline between the Alberta oil sands and Gulf of Mexico refineries is on hold pending a post-U...

EDC helps boost Canadian exports
February 27, 2012
Despite a not-so-great year for international trade, Canadian companies boosted their business dealings with the rest of the world by 10 per cent i...

US pledges support for Boeing
February 24, 2012
Bombardier must be doing things right if their CSeries airliners are being talked down by the US government, a Postmedia news story says. The Amer...

US taking wrong track to manufacturing prosperity
February 24, 2012
The Huffington Post says US manufacturers can learn a lot from the Germans. Rather than going head-to-head with countries that can make inexpensiv...

F-35 price tag to stand
February 24, 2012
Canadians won't pay any more than the original $75 million per plane originally allotted for new F-35 fighter jets, Defence Minister Peter MacKay s...

Business picking up for Canadian companies
February 23, 2012
Most Canadian businesses became a little more lucrative in the final quarter of 2011. Statistics Canada says operating profits increased nine per ...

BC Super tanker route gets green light
February 23, 2012
Transport Canada has given a green light to oil super tankers travelling the British Columbia coastline to carry Alberta oil to market. Enbridge's...

BC Super tanker route gets green light
February 23, 2012
Transport Canada has given a green light to oil super tankers travelling the British Columbia coastline to carry Alberta oil to market. Enbridge's...

Cigarette sales sag in January
February 22, 2012
Cigarette makers saw 10.5 per cent of their sales go up in smoke in December. Statistics Canada says the domestic cigarette-making industry suffer...

Chinese industry numbers expected to dip
February 22, 2012
Chinese manufacturing is expected to stumble for a fourth-straight month in February. While a week-long holiday is expected to mess with the numbe...

BMO buys into Chinese bank
February 22, 2012
BMO is putting down roots in China. The Canadian bank has bought a 19.99 per cent share of COFCO Trust Company, the largest allowed under Chinese ...

New website aims to bridge skills gap dogging Canadian manufacturers and exporters
February 21, 2012
A new online tool connecting skilled workers with employers in Canada's industrial sector is tackling fears of a looming labour crisis that is expe...

Leading indicator rises for seventh-straight month
February 17, 2012
Canada was 0.7 per cent busier in January than it was in February. Statistics Canada says its composite leading index rose for the seventh-straigh...

Brighter things on the horizon for Canadian manufacturing?
February 16, 2012
Canada's manufacturing sector may be turning a corner. Sales rose 0.6 per cent in December to $49.9 billion, the fifth increase in six months for ...

Vale invests in air quality
February 16, 2012
The nickel belt is getting a shine. Vale announced Thursday that it has approved a $2 billion investment in its Sudbury operations to reduce sulph...

Business plans to spend more this year
February 15, 2012
Financial executives say they plan to put more money into product development this year with an eye on cashing in on the growing middle class in de...

New export funding available for Chinese market
February 15, 2012
Manufacturers looking for export financing have a new venue to approach after the Feb. 14 signing of a new agreement between Export Development Can...

Researchers hope to take new fruit to market
February 15, 2012
North America's largest, and mostly unknown, fruit will be the subject of a four-year University of British Columbia research study looking to take...

Bombardier to provide planes for Chinese leasing market
February 15, 2012
Bombardier has landed a new deal in China for its commercial aircraft division. Export Development Canada signed an agreement Feb. 15 with ICBC Fi...

Drummond Report underlines need for cost control, prosperous manufacturing sector
February 15, 2012
The stern warning issued today by economist Don Drummond over the state of Ontario's finances highlights mounting concerns with government spending...

Business leaders converge on Parliament Hill to discuss the future of SR&ED tax credits
February 15, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is leading an important business delegation on Parliament Hill today to discuss the potential changes made...

Taxpayers’ Ombudsman echoes CME concerns over SR&ED program
February 14, 2012
The federal Taxpayers' Ombudsman issued a report this week examining key challenges facing businesses that file scientific research and experimenta...

Shipbuilding action plan a historic opportunity for manufacturers in Atlantic Canada: CME
February 13, 2012
The new Atlantic Shipbuilding Action Plan unveiled today by the federal government represents a historic opportunity for manufacturing growth and j...

First puzzle piece arrives in Quebec smelter upgrade
February 13, 2012
Rio Tinto Alcan says the first cell in a plan to produce more aluminum with less electricity has arrived at its Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Que. plant...

EU approves Google deal
February 13, 2012
Google Inc. has received the EU's guarded approval for the purchase of Motorola Mobility and it's collection of 17,000 patents and 7,500 pending pa...

Four more IMAX theatres planned for China
February 13, 2012
Showing soon in China - IMAX. IMAX Corporation and Broadway Theatre Company Ltd. announced Feb. 13 that they're reached a pair of agreements to in...

Alberta hopeful Keystone will rise, again
February 13, 2012
Alberta is still optimistic Keystone XL will be back on track following this year's US presidential elections. In an interview with Reuters, Alber...

Column: Bordering on insanity
February 11, 2012
By Jeff Brownlee, VP, Public Affairs & Partnerships, CME Sometimes it makes me wonder: When will people wake up and realize we actually live in 20...

Canadian companies more optimistic about 2012
February 10, 2012
Canadian companies surveyed in the fourth quarter of 2011 say they feel good about their chances this year. PwC's fourth-quarter 2011 Manufacturin...

Canadian exports rebound
February 10, 2012
Total export volumes for 2011 ended the year almost as high as they were in 2008. By price and weight, Canadian exports were more than one-quarter...

Canada needs BC oil terminal
February 10, 2012
The International Energy Agency says Canada needs to have a West Coast shipping point for Alberta oil by the middle of this decade if it doesn't wa...

New deal with China on uranium exports will create jobs for Canadians: CME
February 09, 2012
A new deal struck today between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Chinese government will open new markets for Saskatchewan uranium and will cr...

Canada, China create fund to invest in Canadian resources
February 09, 2012
Ties between Canada and China became a little closer Feb. 9 with the announcement a $1 billion US fund has been created to help boost Chinese inves...

Strengthened Canada-China partnership will make a difference for Canadian exporters: CME
February 08, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), Canada's largest trade and industry association, welcomes the agreements on investment, energy, natural r...

Ontario loses ground in immigration
February 08, 2012
Ontario has continued losing ground to western Canadian provinces since the 2008 recession, say numbers collected during the last census. The popu...

Prime Minister's economic diplomacy key to advancing Canadian exporters' interests, says CME
February 08, 2012
OTTAWA - Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), Canada's leading trade and industry association, welcomes Prime Minister Harper's leadership in ...

US jobless numbers drop
February 07, 2012
US employers had 3.4 million jobs waiting to be filled in December 2011. The number of American job vacancies rose by 300,000 from the previous mo...

Virtual goods disappear off virtual German shelves
February 07, 2012
The German manufacturing industry is dipping into a whole new revenue source - virtual goods. Sales of in-game items to online gamers was a large ...

Prices rise 2.7 per cent in 2011
February 07, 2012
Despite lower prices for Canadian manufactured goods in December, made-in-Canada products were worth 2.7 per cent more at the end of 2011 than they...

CME congratulates Maureen Shaw, recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
February 06, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) wishes to extend sincere congratulations to Maureen Shaw of Victoria, British Columbia, for receiving the ...

Kraft works on becoming trash free
February 03, 2012
Kraft Foods says it has cut trash pickups at its production plants since 2005, with 36 sites now sending no trash to landfills. The food processor...

Manufacturing jobs fall year-over-year
February 03, 2012
Canada's employment picture changed little in January. The country's unemployment rate edged up one-tenth of a percentage point to 7.6 per cent as...

Caterpillar shuts London plant
February 03, 2012
The Cat didn't come back. Caterpillar subsidiary Progress Rail shut the doors on the London Electro-Motive plant in London, Ont. Feb. 3 a month af...

Dollar reaches parity with US
February 02, 2012
Stronger manufacturing numbers world-wide helped push the Canadian dollar above par against the US dollar for the first time since Oct. 31 on Feb. ...

GE opens new engine icing test facility
February 01, 2012
GE Canada and StandardAero have officially announced the opening of a new $50 million aircraft engine testing, research and development centre in W...

Canadian manufacturing flat in January
February 01, 2012
Production and new orders were flat for Canadian industry in January, the results of a new business survey say. According to the RBC Canadian Manu...

GM plans $8.8 million investment in St. Catharines
January 31, 2012
General Motors of Canada will be putting 42 employees back on the assembly line at the St. Catharines Powertrain Facility to work on the work on th...

Canada lags in innovation
January 31, 2012
While Canada placed 11th in a 142-country survey of innovation performance, the country's score could have been higher had some business leaders sh...

Mexico settles in as Canada's third-largest trading partner
January 31, 2012
When it comes to international trade, Mexico is still a strong - and growing - number three for Canada.New numbers compiled by the NAFTA office of ...

SEI Industries Ltd. named national winner of the 2011 Regional Awards for New Technology
January 30, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) in collaboration with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC...

CME to host workshops on new SMART funding for Southern Ontario manufacturers
January 30, 2012
Exporting and export-ready manufacturers in Southern Ontario can learn how to access up to $75,000 in financial support for product and process imp...

Western Canada to drive car sales
January 30, 2012
A Scotiabank economic report is predicting a good year for Canadian car sales. While Canadian sales hit rock bottom at less than 1.2 million units...

Japanese auto parts makers found guilty of price fixing
January 30, 2012
Ten years of fixing the prices on vehicle electrical parts has landed two Japanese auto suppliers more than a half billion dollars in criminal fine...

China loses WTO ruling
January 30, 2012
The World Trade Organization has ruled against China and its export restrictions on raw materials. China had promised to eliminate most export dut...

Renewable energy hits new milestone
January 30, 2012
Renewable energy hit a new high water mark last year. A PriceWaterHouse Coopers report says the dollar value of global renewable energy deals reac...

South America poised to become world leader in wood chip exports
January 27, 2012
A steady appetite for wood chips at pulp-and-paper mills has turned Latin America into the world's largest source in the last five years. Combined...

New rules to be adopted for credit rating agencies
January 27, 2012
Credit rating agencies looking to do business in Canada will have a new set of requirements to live by as early as April. Canadian Securities Admi...

Montreal dryer maker plant to close
January 26, 2012
The high Canadian dollar and a slow US economy turned out to be the final straw for a Montreal dryer manufacturing plant. Management at Mabe Canad...

Cameron supports Canada, EU trade deal
January 26, 2012
The proposed free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union has found a supporter in British Prime Minister David Cameron. The British...

US manufacturers more optimistic about future
January 26, 2012
Three months have given US manufacturers a whole lot more optimism about their prospects. The latest PwC US Manufacturing Barometer says manufactu...

Western Canadian researchers look to cash in on composites
January 26, 2012
British Columbia is hoping to become Canada's hotbed for composites. The University of British Columbia received $9.8 million from the federal gov...

CAW steps up campaign against Caterpillar
January 26, 2012
Canadian Auto Workers have stepped up their campaign against Caterpillar's demands for a wage and benefit cut at the company's Electro-Motive locko...

Face of business changed from 2000-2008
January 25, 2012
The odds a company would go from small business to out-of-business was about nine per cent a year between 2000 and 2008, according to a new Statist...

Obama proposes more America-first policies for manufacturers
January 25, 2012
US President Barack Obama's state of the nation speech on Jan. 24 may create an uphill climb for Canadian manufacturers in 2012. The US leader ann...

Tax cuts help businesses grow: Myers
January 25, 2012
By Jayson Myers, President & CEO, CME In response to the January 25th Toronto Star column, Canada can’t afford corporate tax bonanza, written by C...

More Canadians endorse than reject Northern Gateway
January 25, 2012
A Sun Media poll says Canadians are more likely to favour than oppose Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline project. The poll done for QMI Agency s...

Low US interest rates good for Canada
January 25, 2012
Canada's one per cent interest rate is looking sexy to international money buyers after US policy makers announced that country's interest rate wil...

Rail traffic increases
January 25, 2012
More goods rode the rails, year-over-year, in November. Canadian rail freight traffic was up a reported 8.9 per cent from both domestic and intern...

Western sales drive retail trade
January 24, 2012
Quebec and the western provinces were the best places in Canada to be a retailer in November. While retail sales rose as a whole for a fourth-stra...

Survey shows 3.3 people available to fill every job vacancy
January 24, 2012
A new survey looking at the number of available jobs in Canada says there were 3.3 people waiting in the wings to fill every vacant position betwee...

Partnership to reduce brake weight
January 24, 2012
A Michigan-based materials company and a New York university plan to put the brakes on the way people think about rotors. The joint project betwee...

Canada, US to extend softwood lumber deal
January 23, 2012
Canada and the US have agreed to a two-year extension on the current softwood lumber agreement. The trade agreement was originally set to expire i...

Canadian production posts second big gain
January 23, 2012
After a spike in November, Canada's production scaled back, slightly, in December. While the economy was worth 0.9 per cent more in November, Stat...

CP Rail, Canpotex sign transportation agreement
January 23, 2012
Potash headed from Saskatchewan mines to international markets will have a major carrier to get it there for the next decade. Canadian Pacific Rai...

Firm copies photosynthesis to make hydrogen
January 23, 2012
A California company says copying Mother Nature has given it the means to produce carbon-free, renewable hydrogen gas. HyperSolar, Inc. says a tec...

Accountants predict bad things for 2012
January 23, 2012
A new survey of financial professionals across the planet predicts the global economy is headed for a new slide in 2012. The report was a joint ef...

China still accounts for majority of US counterfeit goods
January 20, 2012
US Customs and Border Patrol says crooks have been changing what they ship and how they send it to American consumers. While China is still the st...

Canadian inflation higher year-over-year
January 20, 2012
Canada's inflation rate dropped .6 per cent in December, but ended 2011 at a higher rate than it did in 2010. The monthly look at the Canadian eco...

World Bank paints darker picture of 2012-13
January 20, 2012
The World Bank has painted a less-rosy picture of the world economy for 2012 and 2013. The bank has lowered its forecast for 2012 and 2013 to 2.5 ...

MEGA settlement for Lego
January 20, 2012
MEGA Brands Inc. and Lego have agreed to play nice. The maker of MEGA Bloks and announced today that it has withdrawn its legal action in the US D...

South Korea ends Canadian beef ban
January 20, 2012
Cattle producers are feeling bullish about their chances now that South Korea has ended an eight-year ban on Canadian beef. The return of the last...

Oil, mining drive November manufacturing sales
January 19, 2012
Canadian manufacturers can thank the resource sector for most of November's sales increases. Statistics Canada says work at mines and on the oil p...

Vancouver conference to promote value of planning ahead
January 19, 2012
Organizers behind a two-day workshop in Vancouver say they hope to bring creativity back into the business world. The 200-person gathering for "Pr...

Joint venture to produce world's first
January 19, 2012
A new specialized branch of the Quebec forest industry is moving from harvesting trees to mass producing the building blocks for other materials. ...

Merck settles out of court in Canada over Vioxx
January 19, 2012
Merck has resolved out of court with several class action suits in Canada related to the anti-inflammatory drug Vioxx. The company agreed late Jan...

Keystone rejection destabilizes fragile American economy, creates uncertainty for Canadian manufacturers
January 18, 2012
President Obama's decision to reject construction of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline will cost thousands of North American jobs and jeopardizes t...

Canadian firm wins Saudi water treatment contract
January 18, 2012
An Ottawa engineering firm has been awarded a $4 million contract to build a wastewater treatment system in Saudi Arabia. The project is a Natural...

CP adds missing link to repair strategy
January 18, 2012
Less is turning out to be more for Canadian Pacific. The rail company announced Jan. 18 that it has completed capital investments at its Locomotiv...

Homeowners sue company, host farm over wind power generation project
January 18, 2012
Trouble is blowing in for wind developer WPD Canada and a farmer who signed a lease to host wind turbines on the property. A Stayner, Ont. family ...

Canada, rest of world differ on Canadian innovation
January 18, 2012
When it comes to innovation, there's a chasm between what Canadians think about our own ability to produce and what the rest of the world thinks. ...

Canadians get "gouged" at the Windsor, Detroit border, NDP says
January 17, 2012
Windsor West MP Brian Masse has torn a strip off both the Ambassador Bridge and the Windsor Tunnel for "gouging" Canadians crossing into the United...

Security firm says hackers got tougher in 2011
January 17, 2012
Trend Micro says 2011 may have been the year of the hacker. The company at least called 2011 "The Year of Data Breaches" after large, well-known c...

Bank of Canada keeps interest rate frozen at one per cent
January 17, 2012
The Bank of Canada doesn't expect a full recovery for the Canadian economy until the third quarter of 2013. The central bank announced Jan. 17 tha...

Moscow hotel named world's best business destination
January 16, 2012
Forget London, Paris or oil-rich cities in the Middle East if you're a business traveller. The world's best luxury hotel is in Moscow. The Radisso...

Honda adds CR-V to Alliston plant
January 16, 2012
Honda of Canada Mfg. is bringing a new vehicle to Canada for production for the first time. The automaker plans to start mass producing the Honda ...

New vehicle sales drop in November
January 16, 2012
Foreign car makers are still gaining ground on North American built vehicles, even though sales fell as a whole for November and December. In Cana...

Trial begins for former Nortel bosses
January 16, 2012
The trial has started for three former Nortel Networks Corp. senior executives accused of causing the 2004 meltdown in the company's stock. Former...

UK manufacturers split on 2012 prospects
January 16, 2012
Half of Britain's manufacturers say they best chances at growth this year won't be at home. A survey by manufacturers' group EEF says fallout from...

Canada posts second trade surplus in three months
January 13, 2012
Canada posted a trade surplus for the second time in three months last November. The mix between exports and imports fell on the plus side for a s...

Obama releases plan to cut US trade red tape
January 13, 2012
US President Barack Obama has come through with a plan to follow up on promises to sweep aside government red tape. If the plan can receive congre...

S&P drops credit ratings for nine eurozone countries
January 13, 2012
It will be a Friday the 13th to forget for several European countries. Standard & Poor's has downgraded its credit ratings for nine of the 16 euro...

Canada thirst for energy increases
January 13, 2012
Statistics Canada says the country hasn't lost its appetite for energy. A breakdown of the amount of energy the country consumed in 2010 says Cana...

Raytheon wins contract to demonstrate radar system
January 13, 2012
Raytheon Canada Limited has been awarded a chance to demonstrate a project it says will keep tabs on ship traffic inside the 200 nautical mile ocea...

Companies reach agreement on Atlantic, Beaufort oil projects
January 12, 2012
Three companies have reached an agreement to look for oil in deep water off the Newfoundland coast and the Beaufort Sea. Chevron Canada Limited, S...

Company finds low fungicide levels in orange juice
January 12, 2012
The US Food and Drug Administration plans to step up testing on orange juice after Coca-Cola Co. alerted the government watchdog to the fact Brazil...

Bank of Canada to announce new rate next week
January 12, 2012
The Bank of Canada plans to make an announcement on the overnight lending rate on Jan. 17. The central bank will make the news official at 9 a.m. ...

Ambassador Bridge owner gets jail time
January 12, 2012
The Ambassador Bridge's 84-year-old owner and his top lieutenant are behind bars after failing to meet court orders to complete a construction proj...

Canadian fuel cells to power Brazilian transit buses
January 12, 2012
Ballard Power Systems says it has successfully shipped three fuel cells to Brazil to power public transit buses in Sao Paulo. Fuel cells for three...

Four prairie cities to lead Canada's economy
January 11, 2012
Four western Canadian cities stand to gain the most economically over the next year. The Conference Board of Canada says a reliance on the petrole...

Fewer Canadians declare bankruptcy
January 11, 2012
Canadians have gotten a lot more careful with their money in the last year. The number of people who declared personal bankruptcy fell 8.1 per cen...

Bell faces second class action suit
January 11, 2012
The door has been opened to a class action suit against Bell Expressvu for charging 42.58 per cent annual interest rates on overdue satellite telev...

Aecon gets stamp of approval from US engineers
January 11, 2012
After 40 years in the nuclear industry, a Cambridge company has received nuclear certification from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. ...

Rio Tinto buys remaining shares of junior miner
January 11, 2012
Junior mining company Hathor Exploration Ltd. has struck pay dirt with Rio Tinto. The multi-national announced Jan. 11 that it has acquired the re...

CME and HealthSource Plus join forces to offer cutting-edge employee benefits and industry-best savings to manufacturers and exporters
January 11, 2012
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and HealthSource Plus announced today a strategic business alliance that will help job creators across the...

Hearings begin on Northern Gateway
January 10, 2012
Hearings have started on the proposed $5.5-billion Northern Gateway Pipeline connecting the Alberta Oil Sands with the British Columbia coast. Two...

Industry minister parks at Detroit auto show
January 10, 2012
Industry Minister Christian Paradis gave the five automakers with a Canadian presence a visible reminder Jan. 10 that the country is still open for...

One-in-five small business predict they'll begin exporting in 2012
January 10, 2012
One in five Canadian SME's say they plan to broaden their horizons, according to a new Angus Reid survey. The trade study, commissioned by UPS Can...

Open letter from The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources
January 10, 2012
An open letter from  the Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, on Canada’s commitment to diversify our energy markets and the need ...

New SMART funding to help Ontario manufacturers go global
January 10, 2012
Photo: Jayson Myers, president and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (middle), and Ian Howcroft, vice president, CME Ontario (right)...

Plastics to become more dominant
January 10, 2012
A new report is predicting a resurgence for plastics, both rigid and bio-degradeable. The industry took a bit of a hit during the recent economic ...

Listeria scare ends for Calgary firm
January 10, 2012
A Listeria scare is over for a Calgary-based specialty food company. Ginger Beef Corp. is back in production after shutting down in November to de...

US benefits from higher Canadian labour costs
January 09, 2012
Companies seeking better bottom lines are moving out of Canada and in into the arms of American communities courting them with cheaper labour costs...

Farmer launches suit over wheat board legislation
January 09, 2012
The federal government may be facing a class action suit over its decision to eliminate the Canadian Wheat Board's monopoly. The suit, launched by...

GM to worry less about market share
January 09, 2012
Profits, not market share, will drive General Motors plans for 2012, the company's CEO says. Two years after the company's 2009 bankruptcy, the au...

Apps won't fall far from the Apple
January 09, 2012
Market share may shrink for Apple and Android in the app wars, but the two companies are still very much in control of the virtual marketplace. Fi...

Air New Zealand named world's best airline
January 09, 2012
For the second time in three years, the world's top airline is south-east of Down Under. US-based Air Transport World awarded its Airline of the Y...

Factories hire in December
January 06, 2012
Manufacturing was one of the bright points in Canada's employment picture in December as the nation's total unemployment rate edged down one-tenth ...

US economy creates more jobs than expected
January 06, 2012
The US economy did slightly better than expected in December, creating 50,000 more jobs than economists had predicted. American unemployment rate ...

Auditors quit Chinese company's account
January 06, 2012
Auditors looking into accusations that a Chinese logging company has been overvaluing its operations have resigned. China Forestry Holdings Co. wi...

Alaskan gas producers consider Asia
January 06, 2012
Canadian plans to build a pipeline to carry western crude to Asia. North Slope oil producers in Alaska said Jan. 5 that the only profitable way to...

Carbon limits to become mandatory
January 06, 2012
The former head of a United Nations effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions says businesses should accept that change is on the way and it will b...

Report pitches home-based workers for cost-savings
January 05, 2012
When it comes to cost-cutting, "Homeshoring" may be the answer companies have been seeking, a new white paper says. The trend toward hiring self-e...

Pepsi considers job cuts
January 05, 2012
Soft drink maker Pepsi says it plans to cut 4,000 jobs and possibly decrease its pension contributions for everyone else to boost profits. The bot...

Cigarette production, inventories increase
January 05, 2012
Canadian cigarette manufacturers were on a roll in November. Statistics Canada says domestic tobacco companies produced 1.9 billion cigarettes in ...

Iran's largest oil customers consider other options
January 05, 2012
Iran's biggest customers may start going elsewhere for the oil that keeps their engines running. New, ramped-up sanctions against the oil-producin...

Canadians gloomy about 2012
January 05, 2012
More Canadians are finding it tougher to locate the silver lining in the dark cloud when it comes to the country's economic prospects. A CTV News ...

Proposed rule changes leave defence industry in a haze
January 04, 2012
Pending US State Department rules regulating who can buy and sell defence equipment hasn't done much to lift the legal fog for arms brokers, a new ...

Renewable energy maker plans restructuring
January 04, 2012
A US maker of inverters for renewable energy sources says it will close its Canadian factory and trim staffing levels 35 per cent to concentrate on...

Manufacturers post solid gains in December
January 04, 2012
A December survey of Canadian manufacturers says business was the best it has been in eight months. The latest RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasi...

Kodak looking to develop bailout plan
January 04, 2012
A Wall Street Journal story says the big picture isn't bright for Eastman Kodak. The former Blue Chip photography company is making plans for Chap...

Report recommends goods, not jobs as manufacturing health guideline
January 04, 2012
A new look at the US manufacturing industry says it isn`t dying. It`s just changing. A Wells Fargo study looking at the state of industry says ana...

London workers face lockout
January 02, 2012
Caterpillar workers in London, Ont. have started the New Year on the outside looking in. The company's Electro-Motive unit locked out manufacturin...

US defence contractor grows
January 02, 2012
American defence contractor Mercury Computer Systems has added two new divisions as a late Christmas present to itself. The Chelmsford, Mass. defe...

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