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New export controls come into effect
December 21, 2011
A new set of controls have come into effect for Canadian importers and exporters. Foreign Affairs and International Trade's Export Controls Divisi...

Canadian lumber industry may enjoy growth spurt
December 21, 2011
Floating Canadian logs to markets other than the United States may start paying dividends for Canadian lumber producers next year. A new Conferenc...

Low-paying jobs fuel east coast growth
December 20, 2011
There's been some growth in job creation in Atlantic Canada in the last decade, but most of that has been in low-wage jobs a new study says. The A...

GM Oshawa to build new Impala
December 16, 2011
General Motors is adding a new breed of Impala to its Oshawa Assembly Plant. The automaker announced Dec. 16 that it plans to invest another $68 m...

Canadian manufacturers sell slightly less in October
December 14, 2011
Despite a less than one per cent dip in manufacturing sales in October, Canadian manufacturing had an OK month. While sales dropped 0.8 per cent t...

Economy gets a shot in the arm
December 14, 2011
A snapshot of Canadian GDP for November says the composite leading index posted its largest increase in five months in November. After slowing dow...

Auditor General focuses on environmental efforts
December 13, 2011
Canada's Auditor General has focused in on six key areas with its latest look at federal government operations. This time around, environmental le...

Exporters voice support for Canada joining TPP negotiations
December 13, 2011
Forty organizations representing Canadian exporters wrote to Prime Minister Stephen Harper this past week, expressing their support for Canada join...

Canadian businesses more optimistic than most
December 13, 2011
While a new business survey says most countries now see the glass as half empty, Canadian business owners are still very much optimists about the f...

Excess capacity drops Canada's productivity
December 13, 2011
A new long-term look at Canadian manufacturing says industry has become less productive. Without looking at dollar values, Statistics Canada says ...

Canada slips back into trade deficit
December 09, 2011
Canada was back to running a trade deficit in October after posting the year's first surplus a month earlier. Exporters sent out three per cent fe...

The fast lane to prosperity: Border deal gives new hope to Made in North America
December 07, 2011
Fewer border stops and smarter regulations as a result of today's Canada-US perimeter agreement could save Canadian companies between $15 billion a...

Full report: Beyond the Border Action Plan
December 07, 2011
Earlier today, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barack Obama annouced Canada and the United States have agreed to implement two action p...

Bi-national manufacturing coalition praises leaders on border vision
December 07, 2011
The following statement was issued today by members of the Businesses for Better Borders (B3) coalition: "Today's border announcement by President...

Wednesday border announcement expected to reflect CME recommendations
December 05, 2011
Wednesday’s perimeter announcement by Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper and US President Barack Obama is expected to reflect many of the key ...

Employment rate takes another hit
December 02, 2011
Canadian job growth over the last year took another hit in November. The country's unemployment rate rose 0.1 per cent last month to a national av...

Bank predicts OK year end for 2011
December 02, 2011
A Canadian bank is predicting solid economic growth this year, despite the early setbacks. Between disruptions in Japan and Alberta wildfires, BMO...

Exporters report difficult year
December 02, 2011
Between the Japanese earthquake and bad financial news in Europe, 21 per cent of Canadian exporters reported serious disruptions to their businesse...

Five years of research pays off for Toronto firm
December 02, 2011
A Toronto company that re-invented the wheel has received a prestigious Chinese award for doing it. Five years of research to produce a single-but...

Index says economic growth still occurring
December 02, 2011
Canadian businesses continued to report a slow rise in their fortunes, according to a new monthly survey. November's numbers from the RBC Canadian...

Third-quarter GDP growth conceals worrying trends: Myers
November 30, 2011
The Canadian economy grew at an annualized rate of 3.5 per cent in the third quarter, driven largely by a 14 per cent spike in exports, according t...

Tariff announcement good news for Canadian manufacturers
November 28, 2011
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters congratulates the federal government on its latest steps toward helping keep this country's producers feet firml...

Panel recommendations on research and development fall short: CME
November 28, 2011
Proposed changes to federal programs supporting research and development would weaken investment and could potentially hamper Canada's ability to i...

More New Zealand companies predicting better times
November 28, 2011
New Zealand businesses say they've found a silver lining in the black cloud parked over international market watchers. The latest National Bank Bu...

Saskatchewan wage growth leading the country
November 27, 2011
Move over, Alberta. There's another main attraction in Canada's job market. According to StatsCan numbers released last week, the average wage in ...

Italian debt clips loonie's wings
November 25, 2011
Italy's burgeoning debt problems dragged down the Canadian dollar Friday morning. With Italy having to raise bond prices to an average yield of 7....

Federal deficit shrinks $4 billion
November 25, 2011
The hole in the federal government's pocket is smaller now than it was a year ago. The Globe & Mail says the Conservative government has trimmed t...

Announcement: Winners and finalists of the 2011 Regional Awards for New Technology
November 24, 2011
On behalf of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters and the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), we c...

Top five environmental issues driving change in logistics
November 22, 2011
More than 50 per cent of an average corporation's carbon-dioxide emissions occur within its supply chain. Increasingly, businesses and consumers ar...

Chinese high tech firm to expand Ottawa operations
November 22, 2011
China's Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is on a growth spurt in west-end Ottawa. Eighteen months after opening a high-tech research hub in Kanata, th...

Guilty plea marks turning point for foreign bribery cases
November 22, 2011
Canada's first guilty plea under Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) marks a turning point for businesses working overseas,...

Chinese city plans to become world's white goods capital
November 22, 2011
The words "major appliances" and "Made in China" may point to one particular Chinese city in the next half decade. The Chinese government plans to...

Canada joins tougher sanctions against Iran
November 21, 2011
Canada has joined the growing list of countries putting tougher sanctions on Iran and its nuclear program. The ban on new energy sector contracts ...

Canadian firm to supply bullet-making equipment to Phillipines
November 18, 2011
A Canadian company has signed a deal to help the Philippine armed forces and law enforcement become more self-sufficient. Waterbury Farrel has mad...

Economic picture slightly brighter in October
November 18, 2011
Canadian economic was a little bit better in October than it was in September, but the numbers were still flat for the month. Statistics Canada sa...

Technology gap leaves Canadians poorer
November 17, 2011
A new study says Canada's two-decade-long decision to not keep up with the Joneses hurt this country's standard of living. A new Conference Board ...

Bombardier plans Morocco landing
November 17, 2011
High Canadian labour costs and a soaring dollar have Bombardier Inc. landing in Morocco. The plane maker said Nov. 16 that it plans to spend $200 ...

Canada introduces legislation to implement free trade agreements with Jordan and Panama
November 15, 2011
The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, today followed through on a commitment made in t...

CME welcomes government’s commitment to open markets
November 15, 2011
CME President & CEO Jayson Myers was in attendance this morning as International Trade Minister Ed Fast and Minister of State for Small Business Ma...

Manufacturing sales increase for third-straight month
November 15, 2011
Canadian manufacturers sold more in September. Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales rose 2.6 per cent to $49.2 billion in September, the cou...

Virtual Summit: Big Ideas for Small Business
November 15, 2011
Expanding your business into other markets can be daunting; however the benefits can open your business to a world of opportunities. But how do you...

BC expected to top Canadian exports
November 15, 2011
British Columbia is expected to become Canada's export capital in 2012. Export Development Canada is predicting BC's exports will increase 13 per ...

Worldwide energy use expected to soar by 2035
November 14, 2011
Worldwide use of renewable energy sources is expected to climb to 18 per cent of world electrical production by 2035. The International Energy Age...

Saving the world
November 14, 2011
McLean's magazine is taking an in-depth look at Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney and the job he'll be required to do as head of the new Financia...

US delays Keystone XL decision
November 11, 2011
Canadian producers are promising to look at other markets, especially Asia, now that the US State Department has delayed a final decision on the Ke...

News not all bad for 2012, if businesses do their homework
November 11, 2011
A BMO economist offered small-and-medium-sized business owners a few words of advice Nov. 10 to help counter the fact Canadians are expected to bec...

Canada finds first trade surplus of 2011
November 10, 2011
Canada has posted its first trade surplus since January. Merchandise exports grew 4.2 per cent in September, while imports fell 0.3 per cent. The ...

Greece names new PM
November 10, 2011
Less than two weeks after a proposed referendum to let the Greek people decide on a European Union bailout package threw international markets into...

Recent Buy American provisions: What you need to know
November 09, 2011
By Birgit MatthiesenSpecial Advisor to the President & CEO, US Government Relations, CME In 2009, with a Democrat-controlled House and Senate, Pres...

CME applauds government action on employment insurance
November 08, 2011
The following statement was issued by CME President & CEO Jayson Myers: Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced today employment insurance premium...

Manufacturers, labour support extension of job sharing
November 08, 2011
Leaders representing Canadian manufacturers and exporters and the Canadian labour movement are pleased that the federal government will extend for ...

Soprema expansion a ‘vote of confidence’
November 08, 2011
By Robert Freeman, Chilliwack Progress A multi-million expansion of the Soprema manufacturing plant in Chilliwack, B.C., was announced even as the...

Canadian company fires back after US trade complaint
November 07, 2011
A Canadian company is firing back after an array of seven US solar cell manufacturers filed a trade complaint against China with the American gover...

Industry leaders sign British Columbia's first health and safety charter
November 07, 2011
Twenty three CEOs and senior executives from around British Columbia signed on to a landmark document, the Health & Safety Leadership Charter, repr...

Manufacturers ask leaders to remember industry
November 07, 2011
Manufacturing associations representing Canada, the United States and Mexico have reached out to government leaders in all three countries with a r...

Ottawa firm secures Nokia outsource deal
November 04, 2011
An Ottawa high-tech company has found a new partner in the world's largest cell phone maker. DragonWave Inc. has become part of a complex deal wit...

Unemployment rate rises
November 04, 2011
Manufacturing led the way as 54,000 fewer people collected pay cheques in October. Manufacturing and construction led the way as Canada's unemploy...

Canadian economic growth takes a breather
November 04, 2011
Economic growth in Canada hit a three-month low in October, according to a new market survey. While growth slowed, the RBC Canadian Manufacturing ...

Oil industry issues warning over Keystone XL
November 04, 2011
While they're not exactly threatening to turn off the taps if the White House doesn't approve Keystone XL, Canadian oil companies say they will ha...

New agreement to help keep ports running seven days a week
November 03, 2011
A new agreement between CN and Ray-Mont Logistics is being touted as a logistical improvement for Canadian grain exports. The supply chain agreeme...

Global export markets stagnate
November 03, 2011
A new market survey says global manufacturing's big picture moved from a slight decline in September to not moving at all in October. The data, re...

US names China, Russia most-active economic spies
November 03, 2011
The American government is naming names in the spy game. The U.S. has accused China of being the "most active and persistent" country in terms of ...

G20, Europe make contingency plans for Greek default
November 03, 2011
The rest of Europe is making contingency plans for the possibility Greece may slip out of the euro zone. G20 leaders gathered in Canned, France fo...

EDC predicts good year for P.E.I. exports
November 03, 2011
Export Development Canada is predicting good things for P.E.I.'s export sector after years of struggling. The Crown corporation says the province ...

Lumber mills ship less in August
November 02, 2011
Canadian lumber mills were busier year-over-year in August, although they shipped less during the month. Monthly lumber production by sawmills inc...

Prices rise in 2010 for computer sector
November 02, 2011
Statistics Canada says 2010 was a good year to be in a computer-related industry. The annual index measuring prices in the informatics professiona...

CEO wants G20 to help unlock trillions of dollars
November 02, 2011
The head of Britain's largest insurance company hopes to convinceG20 leaders to clear up the web tape that prevents pension funds from investing in...

Americans in no rush to agree to Keystone XL
November 02, 2011
A U.S. decision on the Keystone XL pipeline - all 2,700 kilometres of it - may not come in time for the end of 2011, after all. U.S. President Bar...

Canadian economy remains flat
November 01, 2011
While Canada may have eliminated recessionary fears with three-straight months of growth, economists aren't exactly jumping for joy. The economy g...

UBC launches China Links program
October 31, 2011
The University of British Columbia is proud to announce the launch of the China Links Professional Seminar Series at UBC. This unique program, bui...

Future bright for Canadian exports
October 31, 2011
Despite investor jitters, Export Development Canada is predicting things may not be that bad, after all, for this country's manufacturers and expor...

India, Japan team up for new mega project
October 31, 2011
India and Japan are teaming up to turn India into a global manufacturing powerhouse. Plans to invest US $100-billion in a new Delhi-Mumbai Industr...

Vermont senators look for stiffer penalties for fake maple syrup
October 31, 2011
A group of US Senators hope to put anyone caught selling fake maple syrup into a sticky situation. Vermont's two senators are working on improveme...

Thai flooding forces Honda to scale back production
October 31, 2011
Three months of major flooding in Thailand have forced Honda to halve its Canadian and US factory production for the second time in less than a yea...

Manufacturers drive Canada’s innovation performance, study confirms
October 28, 2011
A report on the state of advanced manufacturing in Canada details how manufacturers are using innovation, investment in advanced manufacturing tech...

Online demand for employees grows
October 28, 2011
Even with fewer job postings in the last three months, online demand for employees surged 15 per cent in the last year. The Monster Employment Ind...

Thai flooding to affect globas supply chains
October 28, 2011
Car and computer producers say flooding in Thailand is going to dampen sales this Christmas. Flooding has left several manufacturing centres under...

Open letter: A choice for British Columbia
October 26, 2011
As Canadians, we are acutely aware that living beside the most powerful and prosperous country in the world can be a double-edged sword. That re...

CME expresses support for CATAAlliance HPC study
October 25, 2011
CATAAlliance is pleased to announce that Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) has joined the growing ranks of supporters of the 2011 study on C...

Canada-EU negotiations reach critical milestone
October 24, 2011
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is pleased to note that negotiations towards a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between C...

Preliminary report signals rebound for Chinese manufacturers in October
October 24, 2011
China's manufacturing sector is showing signs it may expand for the first time in four months, which would snap a lengthy contraction dating back t...

Canadian economy remains flat
October 19, 2011
Early indications say the Canadian economy was flat for the fourth-straight month. Statistics Canada's composite leading index says six of the 10 ...

Entire economy stands to benefit from largest contract in Government of Canada history: CME
October 19, 2011
OTTAWA (October 19, 2011) – The Canadian economy is the big winner, according to Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), as Deputy Minister of Pu...

Feds to end wheat board monopoly
October 18, 2011
The federal government plans to introduce legislation to make good on promises to bring about the end of the Canadian Wheat Board. A news report s...

Enbridge asked to provide explanation for pipeline-reversal plans
October 18, 2011
The National Energy Board wants Enbridge Inc. to explain how an Ontario oil pipeline reversal fits into its big picture, including plans to export ...

CME and its members push for border processes to support competitive, integrated manufacturing
October 18, 2011
The following statement was issued by CME President & CEO Jayson Myers: Earlier today, CME hosted a members-only roundtable with US Customs and Bo...

CME calls on Canada and US to harmonize government procurement practices
October 18, 2011
The following statement was issued by CME's Martin Lavoie, director, manufacturing competitiveness and innovation policy: On Monday, Canadian Mini...

North American manufacturers have a good August
October 18, 2011
August was a good month to be a manufacturer - on both sides of the international border. The US Census Bureau reported Oct. 14 that the combined ...

G20 looks for IMF involvement in EU debt crisis
October 17, 2011
The world's richest countries have asked the International Monetary Fund to play a larger role in helping European Union countries deal with their ...

Wind, solar power to lead to sky-high electricity rates for Ontario
October 17, 2011
Ontarians can look forward to paying some of the highest electricity costs in the developed world, according to a new study. Predictions say the c...

CME welcomes R&D study findings
October 17, 2011
CME congratulates the R&D review panel for the outstanding work they have done in the last year. The report is an excellent overview of the current...

Manufacturing sales improve in August
October 14, 2011
Transportation kept Canadian manufacturing sales moving in August. While motor vehicles and vehicle parts sales fell during the month, increases i...

RIM restores BlackBerry service
October 14, 2011
Research in Motion says things are back to normal after four days of outages. Messages arriving in Europe from Asia and the Americas were blamed f...

Law firm lists top three Canadian business concerns
October 14, 2011
Canadian business leaders rank profitability, a high dollar and finding the right people for the job as their biggest worries for the next year. W...

More UK business leaders fear the worst
October 14, 2011
UK business leaders say they have a bad feeling that where their country is headed in the next few months. Two different surveys published this we...

Canada's trade deficit widens
October 13, 2011
After narrowing in July, Canada's trade deficit with the rest of the world increased, again, in August. Canadians bought another 0.2 per cent more...

Manufacturers face new deadline to record greenhouse gas emissions
October 13, 2011
Companies pumping one or more of 24 listed greenhouse gases into the air will have to start taking inventory. Environment Canada has set a June 1,...

Rugby makes list of economic hindrances
October 13, 2011
On top of a strong dollar and questions over where the world economy is headed, New Zealanders had one other hiccup to deal with in their August ma...

Half of Canadians confess to online shopping
October 12, 2011
Canadian manufacturers haven't quite, yet, cashed in on electronic commerce in this country. A new Statistics Canada study says travel arrangement...

New border requirements come into effect Nov. 1 for truck cargo
October 12, 2011
Trucking companies carrying goods into Canada will face stricter requirements on Nov. 1. The Canadian Border services agency announced Oct. 12 tha...

Tremcar switches to Chinese-made tires
October 12, 2011
A North American trailer maker has announced the rubber will start hitting the road with Chinese-made tires. Tremcar says it made the decision to ...

CME extends congratulations to Premier Dunderdale in Newfoundland and Labrador, applauds vision for local manufacturing
October 12, 2011
ST. JOHN'S (October 12, 2011) -- Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) congratulates Premier Kathy Dunderdale and the PC Party of Newfoundland a...

Bank predicts good year for Manitoba economy
October 12, 2011
BMO is predicting a good year for Manitoba, despite a second-straight year of Assiniboine River flooding. BMO Capital Markets Economics is predict...

New agreement to further materials research
October 12, 2011
The federal government and the University of Waterloo have signed a new agreement to take metals and materials research to the next level. Researc...

National pension plan invests in U.S. dollar stores
October 11, 2011
The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is buying American. The investment branch behind the national pension plan announced Oct. 11 that it was ...

North American wood exports to China set to double
October 11, 2011
They've fed the pine beetles. Now they're feeding China's insatiable appetite for lumber. British Columbia trees killed by the mountain pine beetl...

Researchers gear up for new automotive research program
October 11, 2011
AUTO21 is partnering with the University of Windsor Centre for Career Education to deliver Connect Canada, a new federally-funded internship progra...

CME extends congratulations to Premier McGuinty, urges action on the economy
October 07, 2011
TORONTO (October 7, 2011) - Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) congratulates Premier Dalton McGuinty and the Ontario Liberal Party on formin...

More Canadians working
October 07, 2011
More Canadians were working full-time jobs in September. Statistics Canada says the number of people brought back into the workforce rose 61,000 i...

Costs lower, prices higher for manufacturers
October 05, 2011
Motor vehicles and chemical products led the good news for Canadian manufacturers in August.While the prices for manufactured goods rose, raw mater...

Notice to all members of 2011 AGM
October 04, 2011
The Annual General Meeting of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters will be held in the Pilot Room, at Loews Le Concorde Hotel, 1225 cours du General-...

Canada signs anti-counterfeiting treaty
October 03, 2011
Pirates beware. Canada has joined as the newest country to sign a new Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement designed to crack down on the trade in f...

New friendship agreement brings Canada, Southeast Asia closer
October 03, 2011
Canada has signed a new agreement to help keep the doors open with its seventh-largest trading partner. Canada and the Association of Southeast As...

Legislation to extend two-year write-off tabled in Parliament
October 03, 2011
The Government of Canada tabled legislation today that would officially extend the accelerated capital cost allowance – also known as the two-year ...

2012 could be Canada's year in UK
September 29, 2011
Canada's High Commissioner to the UK says the next year could provide some interesting business opportunities to companies that plan ahead. A seri...

Modern diners bore easily
September 29, 2011
The traditional meat-and-potatoes crowd has been replaced by consumers looking for something more on the menu, says a new marketing report prepare ...

EU strengthens food labelling rules
September 29, 2011
The European Union has added three new food labelling requirements and strengthened the existing provisions in two other categories. Legislators e...

Global warming could cost Canada billions
September 29, 2011
An environmental advisory group is warning Canadians to warm up to the effects of global warming before they arrive. The report, prepared by the N...

Quebec City firm to pitch carbon scrubbing technology to Alberta oil producers
September 28, 2011
A Quebec City-based carbon reduction systems maker plans to make its pitch for the Alberta oil patch. CO2 Solution Inc. will present its solution ...

Deficit reduction may take longer than expected
September 28, 2011
The Parliamentary Budget office has given the federal Conservatives longer odds they'll balance the budget in three years. Projections done since ...

Bank predicts lower loonie
September 28, 2011
The Bank of Montreal is predicting the laws of gravity may weigh heavy on the loonie for the next year. After climbing above parity with the US do...

Financial leaders agree to try and fix Europe's debt woes
September 26, 2011
Europe's three-largest debtors may get another bailout. The International Monetary Fund pledged last week to build a new plan to pin down European...

CME welcomes signing of new investment agreement with Kuwait
September 26, 2011
As part of an official visit to Canada by the Prime Minister of Kuwait, Sheik Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Canada's Minister of I...

Bahamian business leaders urged to think manufacturing
September 26, 2011
The president of the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce is encouraging his country to give manufacturing another chance. While manufacturing might b...

Business encouraged to look overseas for prospects
September 23, 2011
Canada's top banker offered more encouragement Sept. 21 for Maritime provinces to look overseas for business prospects. During a speech to New Bru...

Groups still sparring over Keystone XL
September 23, 2011
Union leaders and Alberta business groups and politicians are still at loggerheads over Trans Canada proposed Keystone XL pipeline. While union re...

Quebec economy takes a hit in Q2
September 23, 2011
This spring's predictions about Quebec's economy taking a harder hit than the rest of Canada turned out to be true. The Desjardins group's project...

Ford CEO talks cars, jobs, economy
September 23, 2011
The turnaround at Ford Motors has been, in large part, due to CEO Alan Mulally. A wide-ranging Associated Press interview with the business leader...

Court settles Bud-ing dispute
September 23, 2011
They may never be best Buds, but they do have to agree to get along. A European court ruled Thursday that Anheuser-Busch and Czech brewer Budvar c...

Oil sands to face personnel challenges
September 23, 2011
Projected labour force shortages are already having an impact on expansion plans for Alberta's oil sands, Deloitte Canada says. A BNN report looki...

PM says Canada isn't for sale
September 23, 2011
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he's willing to say no to foreign investment in Canada if it isn't good for the country. In a Bloomberg News ar...

Production up for tobacco companies
September 22, 2011
Canadian cigarette makers had a busy August. Statistics Canada reports domestic cigarette manufacturers produced 2.1 billion cigarettes in August,...

EI benefactors take largest drop in 10 months
September 22, 2011
The number of Canadians collecting regular Employment Insurance benefits took its largest drop in 10 months in July. Statistics Canada reported Se...

Customs brokers elect new chair
September 22, 2011
The Canadian Society of Customs Brokers has elected a new chair for their board of directors. The society named Melanie Bedard to the top spot dur...

G-20 leaders ask Europe to throttle debt
September 22, 2011
Leaders from six G-20 countries, including Canada, have asked the European Union to crack down on member debt. In the letter to French President N...

China prepares for permanent place in orbit
September 21, 2011
China plans to build its own home in space. Next week, the country plans to launch the first stage of a planned space station from the Jiuquan Sat...

Mirolin Industries expands operations in Western Canada
September 21, 2011
A Toronto-based acrylic tub and shower manufacturer is hoping to soak up some new business with a move west. Mirolin Industries Corp. plans to ope...

Shell Canada president urges Canada to open doors to world market
September 20, 2011
Shell Canada's president says Canada is missing a golden opportunity to cash in on Asia's growing thirst for energy. Canada is the only major ener...

Conference Board predicts natural gas production to flicker
September 20, 2011
The Conference Board of Canada predicts the country's natural gas production will drop over the next five years. Even with exploration companies e...

August brings good, bad news for manufacturers
September 20, 2011
Statistics Canada says August brought a mix of good and bad news for Canadian manufacturers. While new orders were up 3.4 per cent for goods maker...

China considers regulating foreign investment loophole
September 20, 2011
The Chinese government may step in and regulate a corporate structure allowing Chinese companies to tap foreign investment through shell holding co...

Alberta productivity group goes private
September 19, 2011
Alberta has a new not-for-profit company with plans to make the province the most productive in Canada. While Productivity Alberta opened its door...

Parliament must focus on economy, investment, job creation: CME
September 19, 2011
The economy must be the top priority for the Government and MPs as Parliament resumes today in Ottawa, according to Canadian Manufacturers & Export...

Port of Montreal reports smoother operations
September 19, 2011
The Port of Montreal says it has seen a marked improvement in the last year when it comes to getting goods off ships and on their way inland. Work...

China spends billions to solidify energy supply
September 19, 2011
Canada's decision to put the world's second-largest economy back on the list of countries worth courting has put an official end to a four-year-chi...

Global manufacturing numbers expected to drop
September 19, 2011
Manufacturing production is expected to drop worldwide from last year, according to a United Nations report. The UN says slower growth in developi...

Register now for the Economic Developers Association of Canada 2011 Conference
September 16, 2011
Secure your spot now for the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) 2011 Conference, October 1-4 in Peterborough, Ontario. The conferenc...

Buy America a jobs killer for US and Canadian manufacturers: CME
September 14, 2011
New Buy American procurement restrictions contained in President Obama's Jobs Bill currently before Congress threaten jobs in both Canada and the U...

Canadian and US business leaders lay out joint priorities for the future of manufacturing
September 13, 2011
MONTRÉAL (September 13, 2011) - Governments on both sides of the Canada-US border must take decisive action to respond to the competitive challenge...

Media advisory: Business leaders and top policymakers to gather in Montréal for the first-ever Canada-US Manufacturing Summit
September 12, 2011
MONTRÉAL -- North America's top business and public policy leaders from both sides of the 49th parallel will be in Montréal, September 12-13, for t...

IBM to establish financing for cash-hungry small businesses
September 12, 2011
IBM is getting into the financing game for worthy small and medium-sized enterprises. The hardware maker plans to open the coffers to more than $1...

Vale, union reach tentative agreement
September 12, 2011
Production and maintenance employees in Thompson, Manitoba have reached a tentative new three-year agreement with production and maintenance staff....

SMTC to buy Silicon Valley firm
September 09, 2011
SMTC Corp. has manufactured a deal to buy San Jose-based ZF Array Technology Inc. The Canadian manufacturer and the American company with roots in...

Productivity drops, but Canadians work longer hours
September 09, 2011
Blame the unexpected for a drop in Canadian business productivity in the second quarter of 2011. New numbers from Statistics Canada say Northern A...

Students had more trouble finding work during summer break
September 09, 2011
Getting that all-important summer job was more difficult for students this summer. Unemployment rates for students looking for work this summer wa...

More Canadians looking for work
September 09, 2011
Despite the fact more jobs were created in the last year, more Canadians are looking for work in August. Labour force numbers released by Statisti...

U.S. axle maker adds sixth Asian plant
September 09, 2011
American Axle & Manufacturing Holding, Inc. officially opened the doors to its sixth Asian manufacturing plant on Sept. 9. The company opened open...

High-profile speakers to talk business in Montreal
September 09, 2011
It's not just about Canada or the U.S. anymore. Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters and the National Association of Manufacturers plan to bring top...

Manufacturers welcome new federal funding for investments in energy efficiency
September 08, 2011
The new funding for ecoEfficiency initiatives announced today by Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver will provide a welcome boost to manufactu...

Minister asks Senate to look into higher Canadian prices
September 08, 2011
Canadian consumers may get high-level help in the fight against high prices. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has decided to ask a Senate committee t...

Shell wants oil sands to go greener
September 08, 2011
Shell hopes to convince the oil sands to convert to liquid natural gas. Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it's working on plans to open a string of fuell...

St. Thomas to find new rivers to Ford
September 08, 2011
A London Free Press story says Ford may sell the most vehicles in Canada, but it will be one of the bottom-ranked producers when it shutters its St...

CATA looks for business help shifting policy
September 08, 2011
Help Canada become more competitive on the world stage. The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance is inviting business leaders to help steer the c...

Canada halves trade deficit
September 08, 2011
More exports helped cut Canada's trade deficit in half in July. Statistics Canada says merchandise exports rose 2.2 per cent in July, while import...

U.S. state departments fo transportation to get help measuring carbon output
September 07, 2011
The U.S. federal government plans to help state departments of transportation measure their carbon footprint. The Sept. 26 webinar will focus on G...

New Brunswick company enters race for new military vehicle
September 07, 2011
New Brunswick manufacturers are banking on the Canadian Forces picking the Timberwolf as their new tactical armoured patrol vehicle. Specialty veh...

Exporting countries to meet in Saskatchewan to talk agriculture
September 07, 2011
The world's top agricultural exporting countries will be meeting in Saskatoon from Sept. 7-9 to look at ways to open the doors to freer trade. Dis...

Toronto company plans to build South Carolina base
September 07, 2011
A Toronto company is moving closer to the eye of the storm to set up shop. Toronto-based Innovative Composites International has announced plans t...

Red tape commission finds plenty
September 07, 2011
A federal commission has come up with at least one conclusion with its interim report - red tape, lots of it, does exist. The Harper Government's ...

U.S. manufacturing reaches a turning point
September 07, 2011
A new study says American manufacturing is at a crossroads. Depending on the actions legislators and corporate leaders take, the sector could ramp...

U.S. Chamber of Commerce offers solution to unemployment woes
September 07, 2011
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says it has the solution to America's unemployment problems and it wouldn't drive the country deeper into debt. A sev...

Economic stability, standard of living must be top priorities for Ontario’s next government: CME
September 07, 2011
TORONTO (September 7, 2011) -- Ontario's next government must better its standing as a preferred destination for business investment, innovation a...

Chinese buy Ontario auto parts maker
September 06, 2011
A Brantford, Ont. autoparts maker may soon have new owners. Wescast Industries said Sept. 6 that it has agreed to sell to China's Sichuan Bohong I...

Asian production drops
September 06, 2011
Inflation took a larger-than-expected bite out of Asian manufacturing in August. While China showed slightly more activity for the month, other As...

Marketing help planned for western Canada
September 06, 2011
Western Canadian entrepreneurs looking to make their mark in ICT, clean technology and/or the life sciences will be able to hook into a one-day edu...

Ford breaks ground on new India plant
September 06, 2011
Ford has broken ground on its new manufacturing plant in western India. The addition of the state-of-the-art plant at Sanand, Gujarat, is expected...

U.S. government funds Ontario solar project
September 06, 2011
An Ohio solar panel maker that won the rights to install North America's largest collection farm in Sarnia, Ont. area will do it with $455.7 millio...

Border problems lead to special webinar
September 02, 2011
A growing number of manufacturers are having trouble at the border. Whether it’s due to more integration between manufacturing and after-sales s...

Group steps up efforts for new western oil pipeline
September 02, 2011
Support is growing for a new pipeline linking the Athabasca oil sands and Canada's west coast. A business group seeking approval for the $6.6 bill...

Lumber mills hew fewer trees in June
September 02, 2011
Canada-wide, lumber mills dipped into their stockpiles in June. While production decreased, Statistics Canada reports that mills shipping more hav...

Canadian oil and gas cost more to produce in 2010
September 01, 2011
Investment in Canadian oil and gas oil wells was 60.5 per cent higher in 2010 than a year earlier, while investment in non-conventional sources ros...

Minister says Ontario working on Windsor access to new international bridge
September 01, 2011
Ontario's transportation minister says the provincial government will continue working on improvements leading up to the Windsor/Detroit border cro...

CME offers feds pre-budget advice
September 01, 2011
While the federal government has introduced a number of measures to help keep Canadian business' doors open, CME is offering a few suggestions to i...

Libya opens for business, again
September 01, 2011
The battle for control of Libya may not be quite over, but the fight for Canadian businesses to get back in and do business is. Canada lifted the ...

Unemployment numbers may mean trouble for Obama
September 01, 2011
The U.S. White House is predicting fewer Americans will be back at work in time for next year's presidential election. The Obama administration re...

Market survey shows strong growth for August
September 01, 2011
So much for the summer doldrums. A survey of Canadian manufacturers in August says there was no such thing as a summer holiday for factories this ...

U.S. launches antitrust suit over phone company merger
August 31, 2011
The U.S. federal government has launched a lawsuit against phone company AT&T over its plans to buy wireless carrier T-Mobile. Following an exhaus...

Panel looks at border post-9/11 border issues
August 31, 2011
Three current and former U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioners will be part of a live webcast looking at the American perspective on bor...

Pipeline opponents say pipeline will send Alberta crude overseas
August 31, 2011
Opponents of the proposed Alberta-Texas Keystone XL pipeline say the oil at the end of the refining process won't stay in American drivers' gas tan...

Canada's GDP takes a slight hit
August 31, 2011
Fewer exports helped push Canada's gross domestic product into negative territory in the second quarter of 2011. Real GDP for the quarter fell 0.1...

Third U.S. solar company files for bankruptcy
August 31, 2011
The Chinese solar panel industry has cast a cloud over American companies' plans. A California company that received a $535 million federal loan a...

Toyota, UBC to refine wheel casting process
August 30, 2011
Toyota and the University of British Columbia plan to retool the way the carmaker rolls out its aluminum wheels. The Japanese automaker plans to s...

Auto researchers receive grants to take projects to next step
August 30, 2011
Canadian universities plan to step up their involvement in automotive R&D with a $6.5 million government investment topped off with $10 million mor...

Airline begins Vancouver, Shanghai cargo runs
August 30, 2011
Canadian exporters now have an airborne pipeline to mainland China. A new air cargo service run by China Southern Airlines (CSA) between Vancouver...

Canadian firm inks deal to renovate nuclear plant
August 30, 2011
One of Canada's largest engineering firms has signed a deal that could add three decades to one of Argentina's two nuclear power plants. SNC-Laval...

North American companies look to source supplies from more places
August 30, 2011
North American manufacturers reported more hiccups than predicted in their supply chains during the second quarter of 2011. A review of the state ...

U.S. chemical maker plans new Ontario plant
August 29, 2011
A U.S.-based biochemical company plans to open a new production facility in Sarnia, Ont. by 2013. BioAmber Inc., through its Bluewater Biochemical...

Travel spending on the rise
August 29, 2011
World-wide spending on business travel is expected to cross the $1 trillion threshold in 2011, although travellers living in more-developed countri...

Canadian government must achieve border agreement with the US that has bottom-line benefits for industry
August 29, 2011
The report issued today by the Government of Canada on the results of its public consultations with respect to Perimeter Security and Economic Comp...

CME disappointed with B.C. HST vote, will push for additional tax reform
August 28, 2011
As a long time supporter of the introduction of harmonized sales taxes across Canada, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is extremely disappo...

Conference to look at North America-wide safety standards
August 26, 2011
A two-day U.S. conference in September will look at harmonizing safety standards North America-wide. The first North America Consumer Product Safe...

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters calls for a permanent extension of EDC's domestic financing powers
August 26, 2011
OTTAWA, August 26, 2011 - In a new report published today Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) called for the federal government to make Export...

Feds extend spam consultation deadline
August 26, 2011
The Canadian Radio-television Communications & Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has extended its deadline to hear from people affected by its E...

Report says foreign owners pay better than Canadians
August 26, 2011
A new study from Statistics Canada says manufacturers and foreign firms pay better than non-exporting, domestic companies. In most cases, the repo...

EPA awards Great Lakes cleanup cash
August 26, 2011
Water in and around the Motor City may have more sparkle in a few years after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $2.2 million for f...

Industries predict slow return to "normal"
August 26, 2011
Several Canadian industries are expecting a slow few years, according to a new business survey. The Conference Board of Canada's annual summer for...

Keystone gets green light
August 26, 2011
The U.S. State Department has handed TransCanada Corp. the keys to Keystone XL. An environmental impact study released on Aug. 26 concluded the $7...

Researchers produce trace amounts of super-hard aluminum
August 25, 2011
Lab experiments by an international team of researchers have produced small quantities of a 40 per cent denser, super-hard aluminum. While the mat...

RIM looks to add new song to its repertoire
August 25, 2011
Research In Motion is looking to give up singing the blues and deliver something a little more up tempo. The Canadian company behind the BlackBerr...

U.S. government releases waste-reduction plan
August 25, 2011
The U.S. federal government has released its plans to cut into government waste. The Obama administration released their final regulatory plans Au...

Indian chemical company buys stake in Canadian operation
August 25, 2011
Tata Chemicals Ltd. has bought itself a little slice of Canada. The Mumbai, India-based chemical maker has entered into a $16 million agreement to...

Feds, Ontario invest in auto industry
August 24, 2011
Both the federal and Ontario governments are investing in the Canadian auto industry. North America's top car-producing jurisdiction is getting a ...

McGuinty predict's lower-than-expected deficit
August 24, 2011
The Ontario government has revised its estimates for this year's budget deficit. Queen's Park plans to spend $14 billion more than it brings in th...

Candy maker to open new plant
August 24, 2011
Sweet news from the candy front... McLean, Virginia-based candy maker Mars Inc. broke ground Aug. 23 on its first new U.S. manufacturing plant in ...

Chrysler to invest in Ohio plant
August 24, 2011
U.S. automaker Chrysler plans to invest $72 million keeping the doors open at a north-western Ohio manufacturing plant. The company plans to inves...

Heavy equipment maker plans new China factory
August 24, 2011
Caterpillar plans to spread its wings in China. The heavy equipment maker says it plans to build a factory to build a new model of a wheel loader ...

GM looks for partner to share hybrid development costs
August 23, 2011
General Motors is looking for a European partner to help develop hybrid vehicle powertrains. GMs Europen unit Opel is looking for a way to meet EU...

Claims grab $5 billion of BP spill damage fund
August 23, 2011
So far, BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill has cost the company $5 billion in damage payments. Fund administrators have paid out about one-quarter of t...

Drug shortage continues
August 23, 2011
Health Canada has pulled the plug on all but 17 essential drugs produced by a U.S. contract manufacturer Unidentified problems with “injectable ...

Canadian banks tighten credit
August 22, 2011
While major banks have been tightening their belts, credit unions and other Canadian financial institutions have been a little looser with the purs...

Australian steelmaker to concentrate on domestic market
August 22, 2011
The steel industry has one less player at the international level after Australia's Bluescope Steel announced plans to lay off 1,000 and get out of...

CME extends its condolences on the passing of Jack Layton
August 22, 2011
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) wishes to extend its deepest condolences to the friends and family of Opposition Leader Jack Layton, who s...

Australian company buys into Canadian manufacturer
August 22, 2011
A Canadian company making x-ray flux for the Canadian and U.S. markets is going international with the help of an Australian angel. Australian com...

DND issues call for stealth snowmobile
August 22, 2011
Canada's Far North military presence in the next few years may include stealth snowmobiles. The Department of National Defence has posted a tender...

Analysts concerned U.S. headed for another recession
August 19, 2011
Financial woes south of the border may be leading the U.S. into its second recession in three years. New economic data, including a substantial dr...

Sales take flight for Caterpillar
August 19, 2011
Heavy construction equipment maker Caterpillar says it has built on an impressive run last year with its latest sales figures. Caterpillar says gl...

UK manufacturers call for more promotion of manufacturing jobs at school level
August 19, 2011
UK business leaders are calling for the government to give students more incentive to get into manufacturing-related professions on the heels of an...

Apple plants seeds for next generation iPad
August 19, 2011
The next generation Apple iPad could be in testing as soon as October. A Wall Street Journal report says the computer company has been talking wit...

India plans to make moves in manufacturing
August 19, 2011
After making major moves at the global level on the service sector, India is planning to get industrious about industry. India plans to double its...

Carney predicts no Canadian recession
August 19, 2011
Growth may happen at a snail's pace, but Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney says Canada isn't recession bound in the second half of 2011. While o...

S&P drops Venezuela's credit rating
August 19, 2011
Hot on the heels of downgrading the U.S. to AA status, Standard & Poor's has taken a big bite out of Venezuela's credit rating. The agency panned ...

China hunts for more iron ore sources
August 18, 2011
The world's largest iron ore consumer is on the hunt for more autonomy in its supply lines. China is making a push into iron ore projects, with a ...

Job creation flattens in June
August 18, 2011
After eight months of decline in Canada's EI rolls, the number of unemployed workers stayed roughly the same in June. Statistics Canada says the n...

Solar cell makers see the light
August 18, 2011
One Ontario solar panel maker is planning to expand. Another says the red tape insulating new projects from the power grid are slowing it down. Th...

Researchers plan to improve cancer treatment with new, experimental equipment
August 18, 2011
Alberta researchers are taking the next step in cancer treatment research with a $2.5 million federal government grant. Researchers working on the...

CME plans active role in EI premium consultations
August 18, 2011
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters plans to play an important role in advocating for a better system that provides incentives for businesses to inv...

Diamond company plans to polish NWT tourism
August 17, 2011
Crossworks Manufacturing Ltd wants to give visitors to the Northwest Territories a look at how diamonds get their dazzle. The Yellowknife company ...

Atlantic investment program gets five more years
August 17, 2011
The federal and four provincial governments plan to spend another $10 million over the next five years helping businesses in Atlantic Canada reach ...

Foxconn eyes robot labour force
August 17, 2011
The rise of the robots is expected to continue in Chinese factories over the next few years. Chinese manufacturing giant Foxconn has announced it ...

India plans to make Chennai the next Motor City
August 17, 2011
The Indian state of Tamil Nadu says it plans to become the world's next big automobile manufacturing hub. The state capital of Chennai is already ...

Obama critics rant about Quebec-made bus
August 17, 2011
Critics are mad U.S. President Barack Obama is travelling America in a Canadian-made bus. The U.S. federal government bought a pair of VIP H3-45 b...

Alberta gives coal plant all-clear
August 17, 2011
The Alberta government has given the all-clear to a coal-fired power plant expected to produce twice the greenhouse gases of a natural-gas powered ...

Google puts itself on mobile map
August 16, 2011
The search for mobile supremacy has a new player - Google. Better known for its search engine, the Silicon Valley-based software company has acqui...

Second source adds to North Sea oil spill
August 16, 2011
Despite sealing off the worst North Sea oil spill in a decade, Royal Dutch Shell says oil is still coming out of the oil rig responsible. The comp...

Chinese competitive edge dulls
August 16, 2011
A Chinese business promotion agency says a rising Yuan and higher raw material costs have taken a bite out of the country's competitive advantage. ...

UK economy takes a hit
August 16, 2011
The UK rediscovered last week that it isn't immune to the bad news making the rounds in the world economy. Economic indicators released Aug. 9 say...

Battle for second Windsor, Detroit bridge heats up
August 16, 2011
Debate continues over a Canadian proposal to push through a second bridge crossing in over the Detroit River. Canadian politicians and business le...

Crimes against Canadians to get higher priority?
August 16, 2011
Mexico plans to pay more attention to Canadian safety concerns. A meeting between Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Mexican Foreign...

Corporate profits may take second-half hit
August 16, 2011
After six months of growth, the Conference Board of Canada says corporate profits may take a hit in the second half of 2011. After two-straight mo...

Canadian manufacturing numbers decline
August 16, 2011
June ended with a thud for Canadian manufacturing. Month-end numbers from Statistics Canada say manufacturing sales fell 1.7 per cent for the mont...

GM to re-open Indonesian plant
August 15, 2011
General Motors' overseas operations will be getting a $150 million revamp as the company reopens its Bekasi plant in West Java, Indonesia. Plans t...

New air travel agreement in effect with Mexico
August 15, 2011
The number of countries with more open access to Canadian skies soared to 57 last week with the addition of Mexico. An expansion on the existing a...

New air travel agreement in effect with Mexico
August 15, 2011
The number of countries with more open access to Canadian skies soared to 57 last week with the addition of Mexico. An expansion on the existing a...

Intel to bank on ultrabooks
August 15, 2011
Get ready for the next big thing in computers. Chipmaker Intel is planning to invest $300 million around the globe laying the foundation for ultra...

Researchers look at turning cow castoffs into plastic
August 15, 2011
It may give a whole new meaning to the words "car horn." Research at the University of Alberta has discovered a way to turn cow castoffs normally ...

New Brunswick runs trade surplus for June
August 12, 2011
While Canada's trade deficit, as a whole, ran $600 million higher in June, at least one province came out of the month in the black. New Brunswick...

Air traffic controllers agree to new contract
August 12, 2011
Canada's air traffic controllers have a new collective agreement. The country's 2,100 air traffic controllers voted 79 per cent in favour of an ag...

Conservatives say "no" to tax hikes
August 12, 2011
Treasury Board President Tony Clement says the ruling Conservatives plan to keep the ship sailing in the current heading. He ruled out calls from ...

Honda to build new Mexico plant
August 12, 2011
Honda's North American plans now include a Mexico assembly plant scheduled to begin operation in 2014. The Japanese automaker announced Aug. 12 th...

CME applauds government's aggressive action to support business expansion into new markets
August 12, 2011
Today's announcement by the Prime Minister to launch free trade negotiations with Honduras is a positive step and is supported by CME and our membe...

EU joins fight against Ontario green energy policy
August 12, 2011
A Texas-based company won't be alone in its challenge of Ontario's green energy policy. The European Union has joined Japan and Texas-based Mesa P...

Agreement opens skies over Canada, Cosa Rica
August 11, 2011
New agreements between Canada and Costa Rica will make travel between the two countries easier. Official ceremonies planned for Aug. 11 as a part ...

U.S. sub-committee sets guidelines for shale gas development
August 11, 2011
A U.S. sub-committee has released its recommendations for tapping into shale gas development. While the rock already supplies 30 per cent of Ameri...

Canada's trade deficit grows
August 11, 2011
Canadians bought more than they sold in June, raising the country's trade deficit from $1 billion to $1.6 billion. The month's trade numbers from ...

U.S. parks fuel saving targets on heavy trucks
August 11, 2011
Now that the smoke has cleared over U.S. plans to increase fuel efficiency in cars and light-duty trucks, heavy vehicles are being added to the mix...

CAW, Bombardier reach tentative agreement
August 11, 2011
The Canadian Auto Workers union has recommended putting an early end to a day-old strike at the Thunder Bay, Ont. Bombardier plant. Negotiators re...

Canada hopes to re-open Costa Rican trade talks
August 11, 2011
Costa Rica is next on the list of countries getting a free trade tune-up. Canada is looking to re-open talks with the South American country to up...

Manitoba manufacturers delay new equipment purchases
August 10, 2011
Amid earlier projections that Canadian manufacturers were planning to spend more on re-equipping this year, Manitoba manufacturers are taking more ...

GM gears new production in developing countries
August 10, 2011
General Motors latest drive will be into emerging markets. The automaker said it plans to add 80 per cent of new production through 2015 outside o...

Chinese exports hit highest levels in two years
August 10, 2011
The planet's biggest exporter has recorded its highest sales volume in two years. China's trade surplus increased to U.S. $31.5 billion in July, b...

CME welcomes arrival of Canada-Colombia free trade agreement
August 10, 2011
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters looks forward to hearing the good news trade stories the Aug. 15 implementation of the Canada-Colombia Free Trad...

Manitoba manufacturers delay new equipment purchases
August 10, 2011
Amid earlier projections that Canadian manufacturers were planning to spend more on re-equipping this year, Manitoba manufacturers are taking more ...

Colombia free trade deal comes into effect Aug. 15
August 09, 2011
Canadian manufacturers and exporters will have freer access to their second-largest South American trading partner next week. The bilateral tradin...

Federal, provincial governments want Navistar money returned
August 09, 2011
Both the federal and provincial governments say they're looking at their legal options after Navistar International announced last week that it's c...

Southern Ontario R&D gets helping hand
August 09, 2011
Sixteen small and medium-sized Canadian companies are getting a $750,000 hand bringing products to market after a new agreement between the federal...

Electric SUV to be built in Woodstock
August 09, 2011
An investment in Toyota's Woodstock, Ont. plant has produced a major spinoff for the southern Ontario factory. Production of Toyota's electric ver...

CME Welcomes Government of Canada Actions to Strengthen Ties with Brazil
August 08, 2011
Canadian Manufacturers & Exports welcomes the latest moves by the Prime Minister and Minister of International Trade in expanding export markets fo...

CEOs to discuss trade opportunities
August 08, 2011
Canada and Brazil will be speaking at the highest corporate levels looking for new ways to do business together. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and...

Linamar plans expansion
August 08, 2011
The wheels are churning at Canada's second-largest auto parts maker. Later this year, Guelph-based Linamar Corp. says it will be moving into a for...

Magna to expand
August 08, 2011
Magna International is expanding its presence in China, Brazil and India over the next three years. The company is planning to add 38 new plants t...

New Flyer hails two new maintenance contracts
August 08, 2011
New Flyer Industries has landed two new maintenance contracts worth an estimated US$3.8 million annually to the company for up to the next three ye...

CME Welcomes Government of Canada Actions to Strengthen Ties with Brazil
August 08, 2011
Canadian Manufacturers & Exports welcomes the latest moves by the Prime Minister and Minister of International Trade in expanding export markets fo...

CEOs to discuss trade opportunities
August 08, 2011
Canada and Brazil will be speaking at the highest corporate levels looking for new ways to do business together. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and...

Tax rules tightening on R&D?
August 05, 2011
Canadian manufacturers fear a more restrictive policy in Scientific Research and Experimental Tax Credit Canada Revenue Agency is currently proposi...

Job creation falls flat in July
August 05, 2011
The summer slump caught up with Canadian employers in July. After three months of consecutive increases, national employment numbers declined 0.2 ...

Number four chip maker names new CEO
August 05, 2011
The world's fourth-largest global contract chipmaker has appointed a new CEO. Shanghai-based Manufacturing International Corporation named Chiu Tz...

Index says Canadian manufacturers busier in July
August 04, 2011
A snapshot of new orders for Canadian manufacturers painted a pretty picture for July. The RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers IndexTM ...

Jewellery maker plans Canadian expansion
August 04, 2011
After breaking the ice in Russia, New Jersey jewellery maker Bergio International is planning an expansion into Canada. The company says it has be...

GM invests $117 million in Oshawa plant
August 04, 2011
Last year's concept car is becoming next year's reality for autoworkers at General Motors Oshawa, Ont. plant. GM announced Aug. 4 that it plans to...

Piller's to merge with Premium Brands
August 04, 2011
A staple in the Canadian food industry will soon have a new owner. Premium Brands Holdings Corporation announced Aug. 4 that it has reached an agr...

Solar panel maker adds 50 new jobs
August 04, 2011
The sun shone Aug. 4 on a Kingston, Ont. solar voltaic panel maker. Centennial Global Technology announced it will add 50 new jobs to its Kingston...

Ontario car towns pitch province to automakers
August 03, 2011
Sixty communities from Oshawa to Windsor are in Michigan this week reminding automakers why they're already building vehicles in Ontario. Delegate...

U.S. avoids debt default
August 03, 2011
American politicians have reached a compromise and avoided defaulting on their national debt.The U.S. Senate voted 74-26 on Aug. 2 to approve raisi...

FDA announces new fees
August 03, 2011
The Food and Drug Administration has just announced the fiscal year 2012 fee rates that will begin on Oct. 1, 2011 for certain import re-inspection...

U.S. lawmakers look to make it easier for companies to bring cash home
August 03, 2011
By Birgit Matthiesen Last May, a bipartisan group in the US House of Representatives introduced a measure that would allow U.S. firms to bring bac...

U.S. law bans plasticizer, limits lead levels
August 03, 2011
New U.S. legislation aimed at limiting lead levels in children's products and a ban on a plasticizer is expected to reach the White House for appro...

U.S. tightens chemical reporting rules
August 03, 2011
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is increasing the scope of information it collects from chemical manufacturers. The chemical data reporti...

Stalled labour talks close Ontario factory
August 03, 2011
Two years of stalled talks between Navistar International Corporation and the Canadian Auto Workers has permanently closed the company's Chatham, O...

French fry maker to say goodbye to oil
August 02, 2011
PEI food processor Cavendish Farms will become the first plant in Canada to switch to a bulk compressed natural gas system to keep the home fries t...

Sales grow for French luxury brands
August 02, 2011
At least one manufacturing sector hasn't been affected by a flat economy. French luxury products maker PPR, which includes names like Gucci, Yves ...

India to become Nissan production centre
August 02, 2011
Nissan Motor's expansion plans for India include turning the country into a major production hub for neighbouring markets. The Japanese automaker ...

Manufacturing demand for power drops
August 02, 2011
A new federal government report says Canada's manufacturing sector used 11 per cent less energy in 2009 than it did a year earlier. The annual rep...

Worldwide vehicle sales expected to continue growing
August 02, 2011
Domestic sales may be flat, but global interest in a new vehicle is on the rise. The global manufacturing industry rose 21 per cent in 2010 to rea...

20th Anniversary Manufactured Right Here Expo
May 30, 2011
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters is holding its 20th annual Manufactured Right Here Exhibition this Friday and Saturday at the Remax Centre in S...

NB budget a 'missed opportunity'
March 23, 2011
The New Brunswick division of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) views the 2011-12 provincial budget as a missed opportunity to undertake fu...

Manufacturers rally behind importance of business tax cuts
February 22, 2011
EDMONTON – Reducing business taxes creates jobs, boosts investment, makes Canada more competitive and puts more money in the pockets of the Cana...

CME NL provides Pre-Budget Advice to Minister Marshall
January 31, 2011
In its pre-budget submission to the province, CME Newfoundland & Labrador recommeded the following to Finance Minister Tom Marshall: 1. Focus o...

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