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CITT releases findings of its public interest inquiry re: concrete re-bar
December 22, 2015
OTTAWA – Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters welcomes findings issued today by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) in its public intere...

Certification will open skies for Bombardier’s C-Series: CME
December 18, 2015
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters welcomes today’s announcement that Bombardier’s new CS100 Aircraft has received certification from Transport Can...

Open letter issued to Premier Gallant from thousands of employers
December 16, 2015
An alliance of 25 business associations named The Coalition of New Brunswick Employers issued an open letter to Premier Brian Gallant earlier this wee...

Labour, business, faith and community group statement in support of Syrian refugees
December 09, 2015
The Syrian refugee crisis has left more than four million people desperately seeking safety. It is a humanitarian crisis of monumental proportions,...

Latest Buy America requirements will hurt Canadian manufacturers: CME
December 03, 2015
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is calling on the federal government to adopt a reciprocity policy for all its major infrastructure proj...

Manufacturers call for action plan to double manufacturing by 2030
December 02, 2015
The Ontario government needs to double down on its support for the province's manufacturing sector. That was the message delivered today at Queen...

Canadian economy posts positive third-quarter growth in spite of a dismal September
December 01, 2015
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Director of Policy and Economics Mike Holden's GDP report for September 2015 outlines that while the Canadian e...

Auto production drives manufacturing sales lower in September
November 16, 2015
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Director of Policy and Economics Mike Holden's Manufacturing Sales report for September 2015 saw lower figures i...

Public sector drives employment growth in October; Ontario gives manufacturing employment a lift
November 06, 2015
Manufacturing employment in Canada rose for the second straight month in October, adding 6,500 new jobs – good for a month-over-month growth rate...

Canadian Energy Pipeline Association releases industry performance report
November 04, 2015
Transmission pipelines are critical energy infrastructure. For more than 60 years, pipelines have operated across the country and in communities ...

Manufacturing once again helps drive the Canadian economy forward in August
October 30, 2015
Manufacturing GDP notes – August 2015 It appears that Canada’s 2015 recession will not extend beyond the first half of the year. The economy g...

CME welcomes Quebec’s investment in future of Canadian aerospace
October 29, 2015
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters welcomes today’s announcement that the Government of Quebec will make a $1 billion (US) equity investment in Bom...

Canada's manufacturers congratulate Justin Trudeau's Liberal party
October 20, 2015
On behalf of Canada’s 60,000 manufacturers and their 1.7 million employees, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters wishes to congratulate Prime Ministe...

Manufacturing sales dip slightly in August as losses in petroleum refining offset auto sector gains
October 16, 2015
Manufacturing Sales Report – Aug 2015 Manufacturing sales dip slightly in August as losses in petroleum refining offset auto sector gains After t...

Ontario teachers and manufacturers keep labour markets flat in September
October 09, 2015
Labour Force Survey Comments – September 2015 Canadian Labour Market For the fourth consecutive month, Canadian labour markets were at an effec...

Exports drop on weak crude oil prices
October 06, 2015
As expected, tumbling crude oil prices drove Canadian exports down sharply in August, ending a two-month run of strong gains. Merchandise exports...

CME applauds the successful conclusion of TPP negotiations in Atlanta
October 04, 2015
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations have completed with all 12 nations agreeing to the negotiated terms today in Atlanta. Canadian Man...

Canadian business is united: it’s time for TPP
October 01, 2015
OTTAWA — The undersigned organizations, representing leading companies, farmers and hundreds of thousands of small businesses from sectors and regi...

TPP will boost CME's goal to double manufacturing by 2030
October 01, 2015
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) has set a goal to double Canada’s manufacturing output and exports by 2030. We understand that in order ...

CME-BDO kick off National Manufacturing Month this October: The future is now
October 01, 2015
MISSISSAUGA -- Dead. Dying. On life support. Those three words are frequently used to describe Canada’s manufacturing sector today. But there’s n...

ORPP will result in layoffs, results “disturbing”
September 30, 2015
MISSISSAUGA – Nearly half of Ontario’s small manufacturers will reduce wages or lay off staff as a result of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (O...

Canadian – U.S. Harmonization of Skill Standards and Certifications
September 29, 2015
September 29, Windsor, ON -  At the annual conference of the North American Strategy for Competitiveness (NASCO) today,  the Canadian Manufacture...

Profits are important and higher corporate tax rates are a bad idea: CME
September 23, 2015
A report issued today by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters examines the contribution that business profits make to the Canadian economy and the ec...

CME President's Report from 2015 Annual General Meeting
September 21, 2015
Report from the President and Chief Executive Officer Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters September 2015   I am pleased to report on CME’s rec...

Manufacturers will benefit from Technology Demonstration Fund
September 20, 2015
Today, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that, if re-elected, his Conservative Government would establish a new Manufacturing Technology D...

Manufacturing sales rise on the strength of the auto sector
September 16, 2015
Manufacturing Sales Report – July 2015 Manufacturing sales were up for the third month in a row in July, led by a surge in shipments of motor ...

Canadian manufacturers need clear strategy to compete in global marketplace: Boothe
September 11, 2015
BY: PAUL BOOTHE Paul Boothe is a professor and the director of the Lawrence Centre at Western’s Ivey Business School. Canada is in (tech...

GDP surges in June, but not enough to avoid a technical recession
September 01, 2015
Manufacturing GDP notes by Mike Holden CME director of policy and economics – June 2015 The Canadian economy did indeed dip into recession in ...

An open letter to Canada's political leaders
August 21, 2015
 

Manufacturing sales pick up in June
August 14, 2015
Manufacturing Sales Report by Mike Holden CME director of policy and economics – June 2015 Manufacturing sales rose for the second straight mo...

Manufacturing hit hard as recession all but confirmed
July 31, 2015
Manufacturing GDP notes by Director of Policy and Economics Mike Holden – May 2015 Debates about whether or not the Canadian economy is in a r...

Government of Canada releases manufacturing sector strategy document
July 30, 2015
Today, FedDev Ontario Minister Gary Goodyear released the Strengthening Canada's Manufacturing Sector publication, which outlines the Federal gover...

CME applauds completion of Canada-Israel negotiations on new, expanded trade deal
July 21, 2015
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) applauds the announcement that negotiations on a new, expanded free trade agreement with Israel have com...

Aerospace and oil refining keep manufacturing sales stable in May
July 17, 2015
Manufacturing sales were flat in May as a surge in aerospace shipments and higher oil refinery sales offset losses in other industries. Although ma...

Canada and Ukraine finalize trade deal details
July 14, 2015
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) welcomes the conclusion of a free trade agreement between Canada and the Ukraine. “The Ukraine market is...

Manufacturing contributes to modest job losses in June, but underlying numbers are positive
July 10, 2015
Employment in Canada dipped slightly in June, giving back some of the strong gains made a month earlier. After adding nearly 59,000 net new positio...

Industry continues to lead the evolution of science, technology education
July 09, 2015
le français suitTORONTO – July 9, 2015 Canada's largest industry association is taking concrete actions to guard against the looming skills short...

Exports fall for the fifth month in a row in May
July 07, 2015
Merchandise Trade Release Notes – May 2015 Merchandise exports fell for the fifth consecutive month in May, adding to the evidence that the Canadi...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CME's Budget 2015 Summary
April 21, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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