INITIATIVES & REPORTS

Access in-depth research and commentary on the issues most pressing to Canadian manufacturing. From research reports to position papers, to government communication, CME’s in-depth, non-partisan efforts connect the dots between industry and government on key issues and emerging trends.

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CME Ontario – Proposed Amendments to the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act

CME recommendations for a successful implementation of Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS).

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Government Communications

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December

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Ontario

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Letter to Ministers Steve Clark and Vic Fedeli on Bill 23 – More Homes Built Faster Act

Proposed amendments to Ontario's Bill 23.

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Government Communications

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November

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Ontario

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CME ONTARIO – PROCUREMENT RECCOMENDATIONS

CME’s recommendations on improving the Building Ontario Businesses Initiative (BoBi).

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Government Communications

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2022 LABOUR & SKILLS SURVEY

Survey results and recommendations on how to best address labour and skills shortages.

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Publications

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CME ONTARIO SUBMISSION – EPS Regulatory Amendments

Proposed amendments to support Ontario’s Emissions Performance Standards (EPS) program.

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Government Communications

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Congratulatory Letter Honourable Pierre Poilievre, P.C., M.P.

Congratulatory post election letter and meeting request to discuss building a competitive industrial sector.

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Government Communications

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Letter to the Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, on Canada’s Critical Minerals Strategy

A letter urging to adopt a National Industrial Strategy and emphasizing challenges with the IRA.

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Government Communications

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Joint statement by Canadian business associations: Urgent Action Needed on Accelerated Investment Incentive Program

A letter requesting to extend the Accelerated Investment Incentive in the 2022 Fall Economic Statement.

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Government Communications

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OP-ED – Workers and businesses cannot afford EI mission creep

CME’s view on the reform of Canada’s Employment Insurance (EI) system.

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Publications

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2022 Low-Carbon Transition Survey

Survey results on members’ level of preparedness to transition to a low-carbon economy.

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Publications

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CANADA’S NET ZERO INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY

Comprehensive roadmap to ensuring the manufacturing sector remains globally competitive.

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Remarks, Standing Committee on Finance

CME's remarks at the Finance Committee on Budget 2022.

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Government Communications

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Letter to The Right Honourable Justin P. J. Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland on Select Luxury Items Tax Act

Letter about negative impacts of the proposed Luxury Items Tax on Canadian manufacturing and jobs.

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Government Communications

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2021 YEAR IN REVIEW & 2022-23 OUTLOOK

A review of Canada’s economic performance in 2021 and CME’s prediction for 2022 to 2023.

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Publications

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Remarks, Standing Committee on Industry and Technology

CME's remarks on labour shortages, supply chain challenges, and growing manufacturing companies.

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Government Communications

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Manufacturing Now – Ontario Manufacturers’ Platform for Prosperity

CME’s proposal for a strong manufacturing strategy that secures 2 percent of OECD investment.

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2022 BUSINESS OUTLOOK AND SUPPLY CHAINS SURVEY

Learn how manufacturers are working to overcome supply chain challenges with a range of actions.

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Publications

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IMMIGRATION RETENTION IN MANITOBA

Examine immigrant retention in Manitoba and its importance to address labour and skills shortages.

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Letter to The Right Honourable Justin P. J. Trudeau & Premiers – Border Blockades

Call to develop an action plan to end and prevent border blockades.

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Government Communications

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Letter to The Right Honourable Justin P. J. Trudeau – Preventing Trucker Shortage for Manufacturing Industry

Appeal to delay the truckers' vaccine mandate to prevent worse labour and supply chain issues.

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Government Communications

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Letter to The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, P.C., M.P., Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, on Supply Chain Disruptions in Canadian Manufacturing

Addressing concerns with ongoing supply chain challenges and a meeting request to explore solutions.

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Government Communications

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Joint statement by Canadian business associations on supply chain bottlenecks

Joint statement urging the government to take action to address supply chain issues.

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Government Communications

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2021 BUSINESS OUTLOOK AND LABOUR & SKILLS SURVEY

Survey addressing the extent to which labour and skills shortages are affecting manufacturers’ operations.

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THE STATE OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR: BARRIERS, CONSTRAINTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Overview of CME and NGen’s (Next Generation Supercluster) research on advanced manufacturing / Industry 4.0.

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Publications

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2021 Election – Congratulatory Letter Hon. Justin Trudeau

Congratulatory post federal election letter and a request to discuss manufacturers’ role in Canada’s economy.

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Government Communications

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2021 Election – Congratulatory Letter Mr. Jagmeet Singh

Congratulatory post federal election letter and a request to discuss manufacturers’ role in Canada’s economy.

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Government Communications

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2021 Election – Congratulatory Letter Hon. Erin O’Toole

Congratulatory post federal election letter and a request to discuss manufacturers’ role in Canada’s economy.

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Government Communications

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2021 CME Electoral Platform: Manufacturing Now

Overview of CME’s proposed manufacturing strategy, platform and 2% OECD investment challenge.

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OP-ED – Prime Minister Trudeau: manufacturers need a clear plan

CME urges the federal government to adopt an industrial strategy for the manufacturing sector.

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Letter to The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, on Support for National Child Care

National Early Learning and Child Care Plan program suggestions, including support for Women in Manufacturing.

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Government Communications

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Letter to The Honourable Monte McNaughton, Ontario Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, on the reopening plan for fully vaccinated employees

Letter seeking to unwind COVID-19 workplace restrictions for Ontario’s fully vaccinated employees.

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Government Communications

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Letter to The Honourable Stephen Lecce, Ontario Minister of Education, on National Early Learning and Child Care Plan

Support for the National Early Learning and Child Care Plan and alignment with Women in ...

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Government Communications

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Joint Statement on Facilitating Safe Cross-Border Travel Between the United States and Canada

Joint statement requesting to revisit non-essential COVID-19 travel restrictions across the land border.

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Letter to The Right Honourable Justin P. J. Trudeau – Reopening Canadian Border for All Essential Workers

Urging the government to reopen the Canadian border to support essential manufacturing workers during COVID-19.

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Government Communications

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Letter to Minister Hajdu and Minister Blair on Border Reopening Plan

Urging the government to develop a Canadian border reopening plan during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Government Communications

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Letter to The Right Honourable Justin P. J. Trudeau on re-opening roadmap

Urging the government to develop a Canadian border reopening plan during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Government Communications

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2021 Federal Pre-Budget Submission

Read CME’s 2021 federal budget submission with manufacturing recommendations.

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Government Communications

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2020 Management Issues Survey

Insight into the mindset and concerns of manufacturers related to economics and the business environment.

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Publications

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Remarks, Standing Committee on International Trade

CME remarks on the transitional trade agreement with the United Kingdom (UK).

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Government Communications

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Letter to The Honourable Filomena Tassi

Letter about the strike at the Port of Montreal, worsening labour and supply chain issues.

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Government Communications

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2021 Federal Pre-Budget Consultations Submission

Read CME’s recommendations for the government in advance of the 2021 budget.

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Government Communications

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Manufacturing our future: A manufacturing strategy for Canada

CME’s three-phase industrial strategy that can help lead Canada to economic prosperity and growth.

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MANUFACTURING BUSINESS CONDITIONS SURVEY RESULTS 

Survey results showing how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Canada’s manufacturing industry.

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Publications

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Economic Outlook Summary

A review of Canada’s economic performance up to May 2020 and projections for the future.

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Publications

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Industry 4.0 & Canada’s Digital Future in Manufacturing

Outline of the issues that are limiting Canadian manufacturers’ innovation and technology adoption.

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Publications

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We’re Hiring: Manufacturing Workforce Survey Report

Outline of CME’s strategy to deal with the labour and skills shortages, and policy recommendations.

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Publications

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2020 Federal Pre-Budget Submission

Read CME’s recommendations for the government in advance of the 2020 budget.

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Government Communications

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Unlocking Atlantic Canada’s Growth Potential in Manufacturing

Learn how to remove barriers to Atlantic Canada’s lag in innovation and technology adoption.

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Publications

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EDC Critical to Canada’s Trade Diversification Agenda

Letter about the vital role of Export Development Canada in Canada’s trade diversification efforts.

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Government Communications

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CUSMA: COMMITTEE REMARKS

Matthew Wilson urges immediate ratification of C-100 and the Canada-US-Mexico-Agreement.

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Government Communications

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CUSMA Ratification

Letter expressing support for the ratification of the Canada-US-Mexico Agreement.

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Government Communications

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Remarks: Standing Committee on General Government Bill 66, Ontario’s Competitiveness Act

CME expressing their support for Bill 66 and providing additional recommendations.

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Government Communications

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Remarks: Senate Committee on Bill C-69

CME recommending how C-69 should be amended to enable resource development across Canada.

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Government Communications

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2018 Year in Review & 2019 Outlook

A review of Canada’s economic performance in 2018 and CME’s prediction for manufacturers in 2019.

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Publications

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2019 Ontario Pre-Budget Consultations Remarks

Read Matthew Wilson’s 2019 pre-budget submission remarks.

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Government Communications

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SUBMISSION: BC LABOUR RELATIONS CODE REVIEW

Read the response to the full review on the BC Labour Relations Code.

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Government Communications

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INDUSTRIE 2030 ONTARIO

Overview of CME's Industry 2030 strategy to bringing growth and prosperity to the manufacturing sector.

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Industrie 2030, Publications

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Remarks, Standing Committee on International Trade

Remarks on how to get SMEs to export more and take advantage of trade deals.

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Government Communications

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ON – Industrial Conservation Initiative

Learn about ICI and the benefits for companies to lower their electricity usage.

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Publications

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ON – Electrical Energy Assistance Programs

A presentation analyzing the ICI program and providing change recommendations.

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Presentations

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ON – Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs Ontario

Read Matthew Wilson’s 2018 Ontario pre-budget submission remarks.

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Government Communications

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ON – Letter to Premier Wynne

Letter requesting Premier Wynne’s party to support a pro-growth manufacturing strategy for Ontario.

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Government Communications

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ON – Letter to Ms. Horwath

Letter requesting Ms. Horwath’s party to support a pro-growth manufacturing strategy for Ontario.

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Government Communications

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ON – Letter to Mr. Fedeli

Letter requesting Mr. Fedeli's party to support a pro-growth manufacturing strategy for Ontario.

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ON – Letter to Minister Sousa

Letter requesting to discuss business investment, productivity and growth in Ontario.

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Government Communications

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SITE C DAM

Commission’s analysis on whether to proceed, cancel, or delay the Site C dam project.

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Government Communications

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2017 CME BC Pre-Budget Submission

Read CME’s concerns regarding the economic and budget issues and an analysis of specific issues.

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Government Communications

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SUBMISSION ON THE BC LABOUR RELATIONS CODE REVIEW

Read a full review on the BC Labour Relations Code.

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Government Communications

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Stalled Trade: Gearing Up Canada’s Exports

Three pillars to how Canada overcome barriers and unlock its trade and export growth potential.

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Publications

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2018 Management Issues Survey

Insight into the mindset and concerns of manufacturers in CME’s biannual MIS.

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Untapped Potential: Attracting and Engaging Women in Canadian Manufacturing

Outlines the areas where action is needed to increase the number of women in manufacturing.

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2017 Year in Review and 2018 Economic Outlook

A review of Canada’s economic performance in 2017 and CME’s prediction for manufacturers in 2018.

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Restoring Canada’s Advantage: A Need for Tax Reform

Outlines CME’s recommendations to restoring Canada’s tax advantage over the US through reform.

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Remarks on Canada’s Manufacturing Sector

Matthew Wilson discusses actions to support the growth of Canada’s manufacturing sector.

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Presentation: Food Processing Industry Roundtable

Presentation about the current state of manufacturing and a strategy for its future, Industry 2030.

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Industrie 2030

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A National Strategy for Canadian Manufacturing in the Digital Age

CME’s recommendations for action in doubling manufacturing output and value-added exports.

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Industrie 2030

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Manufacturing and Exporting in Canada

Gain insight into the economic impact of manufacturing across Canada.

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Industrie 2030

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Roadmap to 2030

Discover the importance of manufacturing to the Canadian economy through a roadmap.

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Industrie 2030

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Industrie 2030: 1 Year Report

Gain insight into CME’s progress on its long-term strategy, Industry 2030.

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Industrie 2030

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Access to Domestic and Foreign Markets

Gain insight into the specific challenges manufacturers face and CME’s proposed solutions.

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Industrie 2030

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Building a Strong and Skilled Workforce for Growth

Gain insight into the specific challenges manufacturers face and CME’s proposed solutions.

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Industrie 2030

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Fostering Innovation, Commercialization, and New Product Development

Gain insight into the specific challenges manufacturers face and CME’s proposed solutions.

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Industrie 2030

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Accelerating Adoption of Advanced Manufacturing

Gain insight into the specific challenges manufacturers face and CME’s proposed solutions.

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Industrie 2030

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Manufacturing a Competitive Business Environment in Canada

Gain insight into the specific challenges manufacturers face and CME’s proposed solutions.

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Industrie 2030

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Industrie 2030 Action Plan: Manufacturing Growth, Innovation and Prosperity for Canada

Learn CME’s action plan that defines a roadmap for the future of manufacturing.

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Industrie 2030

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Supporting Business Scale-Up and Technology Adoption

Discover CME’s solutions to improve technology adoption and to increase global exports.

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Policy Initiatives

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REDUCING THE COST OF DOING BUSINESS

Learn about CME’s solutions to reduce the cost of doing business in Canada.

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Policy Initiatives

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Expanding the Skilled Labour Pool

Learn how CME is working to address labour and skills shortage issues facing manufacturers today.

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Policy Initiatives

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Canada – ASEAN Free Trade Agreement Consultations

Read CME’s submission regarding the government’s consultation on a proposed FTA with the ASEAN.

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Government Communications

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CME submission on the proposed Tobacco Products Regulations consultation

Read CME’s submission on the proposed regulations and the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act.

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Government Communications

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Canadian steel safeguard action consultation

Read CME’s submission regarding the proposed safeguard action for certain steel products.

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2019 Federal Pre-Budget Consultations Submission

Read CME’s 2019 pre-budget recommendations to the government.

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Remarks, House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade, Study on the Impact of Tariffs on Canadian Businesses, Companies and Workers

CME has decided to respond to this situation as we always have- by engaging constructively with government, ...

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Remarks, House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade, Study on Potential Canada-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement

Learn CME’s three objectives to determine whether a free trade agreement is worth signing.

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Remarks, Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, Study on how the value-added food sector can be more competitive in global markets

Matthew Wilson discusses the global opportunity for Canadian food manufacturers and food processing sector.

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Letter to the Prime Minister on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Urging the government to intervene with the suspension of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

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Mike Holden, CME’s Chief Economist, discusses Canada’s trade competitiveness at Senate Committee on behalf of Canadian manufacturers.

Letter about the upcoming federal budget, including tax reforms to boost Canada’s investment and growth.

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Remarks, Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce, Study on Trade and Competitiveness

Mike Holden highlights the challenges of Canada’s trade competitiveness.

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