CME MANUFACTURING TOWN HALL
On Monday, August 30, 2021, candidates of each party shared their views on the economy and the manufacturing sector, during CME’s 2021 Election Town Hall.
CME ELECTORAL PLATFORM: MANUFACTURING NOW
Manufacturing is critical to Canada’s economy. Manufacturers are responsible for the production of essential goods we use everyday, and they also shape the economic and social fabric of the communities in which they operate. The sector represents more than 91,000 companies, employs over 1.7 million Canadians, generates $690 billion in sales, and accounts for 10.2% of the country’s total GDP. But the sector is falling behind – dropping investment, output, and jobs. This is why we need to act now for manufacturing.
CME is calling on all federal parties to commit to a 2% challenge, work with manufacturers to implement an effective and comprehensive industrial strategy for Canada that focuses on the following key priorities:
- Get the workers we need;
- Stimulate investment in innovation and advanced technologies;
- Increase Canadian exports; and
- Adopt a net-zero strategy.
CME IN THE MEDIA
Manufacturers Call for a Concrete Plan for the Economic Recovery – August 28, 2021