Canadian Manufacturing


September 21, 2018

Despite progress, threat of 232 tariffs dominates NAFTA negotiations

Chrystia Freeland says Canada has been guided by a single metric – getting a deal. But Sec. 232 has emerged as a major issue, say trade watchers

September 21, 2018

Ford Motor told to pay Thai customers for transmission woes

The latest payments add a notch to a string of issues with the Ford transmissions, which have resulted in a lawsuit settlement in the U.S. and a fine in Australia
September 21, 2018

Tech’s next great opportunity is mid career workers

Job transitions have always been an area of challenge for mid-career workers. A research project highlights the potential inherent in reskilling and hiring this pool of talent
September 21, 2018

Feds launching review of oil tanker traffic in bid to renew Trans Mountain approval [UPDATED]

The federal cabinet has ordered the NEB to look at the environmental impact of having more than three dozen oil tankers shipping diluted bitumen through the Burrard Inlet every month

September 21, 2018

Ford’s fight with Toronto shows legal vulnerability of cities

Ford has stated he wouldn't hesitate to use the notwithstanding clause in the future if courts rule against his government
September 21, 2018

Ont. finance minister challenges past government’s budget numbers [UDATED]

Vic Fedeli says Ontario's public account shows a $3.7 billion deficit in 2017-18 rather than the balanced budget touted by the previous Liberal government

September 21, 2018

UK hits back after EU trashes May’s Brexit plan

May's "Chequers plan'' aims to keep the U.K. in the EU single market for goods, but not services, in order to ensure free trade with the bloc
September 21, 2018

First Nations chief pushes Liberals to save parts of Indigenous chapter in NAFTA deal

Sources with knowledge of the talks say the distinct chapter on rights of Indigenous people fell off the table earlier this year


Success Centres

Safety & Sustainability

Cap and trade’s impact on manufacturers

Ontario's carbon crusade will likely mimic programs in California and Quebec
Energy Efficiency

Energy-intensive Canada could cut back dramatically through efficiency measures

According to a new report from The Conference Board of Canada, energy efficiency measures such as incentive programs, retrofits, audits, land-use measures, building standards and renewable subsidies can substantially reduce Canada's energy consumption
Industrial Edge

ADF Group: 60 years of steely resolve keeps Quebec fabricator in growth mode

Producer of steel assemblies and components for the construction market stands out for its production capacity


Financial Management

Raising capital without using a bank

Alternative lenders provide financial services when traditional methods fail
Technology Showcase

New Fein core drills offer more mobility, versatility and function

Fein Canada's success continues as it introduces two new types of Slugger core drills of the highest quality: the AMJU 137 PMQW and the JMC USA 90


Productivity Improvement

Work life balance, precarious workers, a focus for revamp of federal labour code

Legislation is expected to be introduced this fall to update the decades-old federal labour standards
Revenue Growth

Why Top Canadian Manufacturers are investing in Young Talent to Build Sales Force

From manufacturing in automotive to food processing to transportation equipment production, last year, Canadian manufacturers employed more than 1.5 million Canadians—which represents nearly 10 per cent of total employment nationwide
Export Success Skills

Forging a U.S. Presence – How to Access the U.S.

The decision to expand into the U.S. is a big step and part of a complex process

Cleantech Canada

September, 21 2018

Ottawa commits $30M for new tidal power project in Bay of Fundy

The $117-million project, operated by Halagonia Tidal Energy Ltd., comes amid the uncertain future of another tidal energy project, the marquee Cape Sharp Tidal venture
September, 21 2018

Ottawa to gradually eliminate plastic waste in its operations across the country

Environment Minister announces the federal government plans to eliminate single-use plastics throughout government operations
September, 21 2018

Ontario government moves to scrap Green Energy Act

The act was introduced in 2009 in a bid to grow the province's solar and wind energy supply. Critics say scrapping it is largely symbolic, since Doug Ford's government already ripped up 758 renewable energy contracts this summer

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