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Manufacturing Automation: What’s in the 2021 federal budget for manufacturers?

Highlights for manufacturers from the Liberal government's 2021 budget are not enough, says industry association

April 21, 2021  by Manufacturing Automation

PHOTO: Prime Minister’s Office

While the new federal budget tabled Monday contains numerous supports for manufacturing, it falls short of what could truly help grow the sector, says the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters association.

“The lack of a comprehensive manufacturing strategy as recommended by the government’s own Industry Strategy Council in [Monday’s] budget is placing our sector in a difficult situation. This is not the plan that will launch our industry forward or see us win the global race,” says Dennis Darby, president and CEO of CME, in a statement.

The association applauded several measures outlined in the Liberals’ proposed budget, including the extension of the wage subsidy, investments in the Strategic Innovation Fund and Net Zero Accelerator, and funding allocated to child care and skills training.

Read more on Manufacturing Automation, one of Canadian Manufacturing‘s sister publications.

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