CME congratulates UCP on election win

Time for government and industry to build comprehensive manufacturing strategy for Alberta

EDMONTON (April 17, 2019) — Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) congratulates Premier-Designate Jason Kenney and the United Conservative Party (UCP) on their decisive election win.

“CME is looking forward to working with the new government to get more Albertans back to work,” said David MacLean, CME Alberta Vice President. “Premier-Designate Kenney has made job creation his top priority – and it’s our hope the government’s plan includes a comprehensive manufacturing strategy.”

“Alberta’s future prosperity depends on a stronger, more competitive and more diverse economy.  Unfortunately, the sector is falling behind – with declining investment and employment numbers,” added MacLean. 

“A manufacturing strategy to boost investment, address challenges to competitiveness and remove barriers to trade will set the province on a path to growth.”

During the election campaign, CME launched Manufacturing Matters Alberta, a digital advocacy campaign voicing the need for a manufacturing strategy. The campaign gathered thousands of supporters across the province and highlighted the importance of manufacturing to the Alberta economy.


Since 1871, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters has been helping manufacturers grow at home and, compete around the world. Our focus is to ensure manufacturers are recognized as engines for growth in the economy, with Canada acknowledged as both a global leader and innovator in advanced manufacturing and a global leader in exporting. CME is a member-driven association that directly represents more than 2,500 leading companies who account for an estimated 82 per cent of manufacturing output and 90 per cent of Canada’s exports


Stefi Proulx
Director of Communications
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
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