Canadian Manufacturing


  • Trade, pricing and business trends for 2011

    October 28, 2010 by Lisa Wichmann

    From the volatile dollar to rising interest rates, economic pressures are impacting trade, pricing and business prospects for 2011.

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    Canadian private companies plan to grow in 2011

    October 25, 2010 by staff

    Growth is back on the agenda for private companies in Canada, according to the 2010 Business Insights Survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The survey found 83 per cent of private companies expect business to get better in the next year, compared

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    Ontario Premier named worst fiscal manager

    October 25, 2010 by Staff

    VANCOUVER: British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell ranks as the best of 10 provincial premiers at fiscal policy management, according to a new study released by the Fraser Institute. The peer-reviewed study, Measuring the Fiscal Performance of Canada’s Premiers, ranks Campbell

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    Kitchener firm wins commercialization award

    October 22, 2010 by Staff

    Kitchener firm Miovision Technologies Inc. and its research partners at the University of Waterloo have won the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) 2010 Mind to Market Award. The company makes technology that make transportation networks smarter. It translates into huge

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    Government invests $185M in research and innovation

    October 22, 2010 by staff

    Canada is injecting $185 million over the next five years into a new program to fund large-scale research projects. The new Major Science Initiatives (MSI) program will provide financial support for Canadian facilities working on major research projects. It will

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    More coherent air quality standards for industry

    October 22, 2010 by staff

    St. John’s, N.L.: Canada is planning to adopt new air quality standards for industry and other emitters. The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME), an intergovernmental forum on the environment, approved the new air quality management system at

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    Consumers testing economic waters

    October 21, 2010 by staff

    Toronto, Ont: Canadians are viewing the economy like the hokey pokey dance — they’ve got one foot in and one foot out. October’s consumer confidence index rose to 96.3, up 1.5 points from September, when all indicators turned negative. One

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    Reducing the costs of workplace violence

    October 20, 2010 by staff

    Ottawa, Ont.: Organizations should have plans in place to protect against workplace violence, says a new study by the Conference Board of Canada, an Ottawa-based think tank. The board said workplace violence has broadened beyond extreme acts of physical violence

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    Bombardier business jet program costing more than expected

    October 19, 2010 by staff

    Bombardier has announced its two new luxury business jets will cost more than $1 billion, which is more than double what analysts had expected. The aircraft and train maker said Saturday it will offer two Global aircraft with longer distances,

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    Small Ontario company makes big gains

    October 18, 2010 by Erika Beauchesne

    When Great Circle Works President Mark Cahsens first told his parents about his new business idea, plenty of doubts flew around the dinner table. Cahsens wanted to make and sell a colorful plastic snow sled. “I had complete confidence in