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

Download the full congratulatory letter to the Honourable Pierre Poilievre here.

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

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

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

Download Joint statement by Canadian business associations on the Accelerated Investment Incentive Program here.

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

The hottest file on the federal government’s plate right now is reform of Canada’s Employment Insurance (EI) ...

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2022 Low-Carbon Transition Survey

Canadian manufacturers are committed to creating a clean and healthy environment for all. For decades, CME and our ...

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CANADA’S NET ZERO INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY

Canadian manufacturers are committed to creating a clean and healthy environment for all. We believe that Canadian ...

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Remarks, Standing Committee on Finance

CME testified at the Finance Committee on Budget 2022. Download the full set of remarks here.

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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

Download the full letter to The Right Honourable Justin P. J. Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada & Deputy Prime ...

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2021 YEAR IN REVIEW & 2022-23 OUTLOOK

Canada’s economic growth prospects over 2022-23 are highly uncertain, though the near-term outlook is sound. ...

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Remarks, Standing Committee on Industry and Technology

CME testified at the Industry Committee on labour shortages, supply chain challenges, and growing manufacturing ...

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Manufacturing Now – Ontario Manufacturers’ Platform for Prosperity

The essential nature of manufacturing and its strong contribution to funding critical services like healthcare and ...

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2022 BUSINESS OUTLOOK AND SUPPLY CHAINS SURVEY

The outlook for Canada’s manufacturing sector continues to be clouded by ongoing supply chain, workforce, and ...

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IMMIGRATION RETENTION IN MANITOBA

Manufacturing is the backbone of Manitoba’s economy and will drive Manitoba’s economic recovery. However, manuf

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

Download the full letter to The Right Honourable Justin P. J. Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, & Premiers ...

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

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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

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Joint statement by Canadian business associations on supply chain bottlenecks

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2021 BUSINESS OUTLOOK AND LABOUR & SKILLS SURVEY

The outlook for Canada’s manufacturing sector continues to be clouded by ongoing supply chain, workforce, ...

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

In spring 2021 CME-NL worked closely with NGen (Next Generation Supercluster) to develop an applied research ...

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2021 Election – Congratulatory Letter Hon. Justin Trudeau

Download the full congratulatory letter to the Hon. Justin Trudeau here.

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2021 Election – Congratulatory Letter Mr. Jagmeet Singh

Download the full congratulatory letter to Mr. Jagmeet Singh here.

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2021 Election – Congratulatory Letter Hon. Erin O’Toole

Download the full congratulatory letter to the Hon. Erin O’Toole here.

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2021 CME Electoral Platform: Manufacturing Now

Manufacturing is critical to Canada’s economy. Manufacturers are responsible for the production of essential good

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

Manufacturers are not only responsible for producing essential goods, but they also contribute to economies and ...

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

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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

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

Download the full letter to The Honourable Stephen Lecce, Ontario Minister of Education, here.

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

June 8, 2021 Joint Statement on Facilitating Safe Cross-Border Travel Between the United States and Canada On ...

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

Download the full letter to The Right Honourable Justin P. J. Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada ...

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Letter to Minister Hajdu and Minister Blair on Border Reopening Plan

Download the full letter to to Minister Hajdu and Minister Blair on Border Reopening Plan ...

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

Download the full letter to The Right Honourable Justin P. J. Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada ...

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2021 Federal Pre-Budget Submission

Recommendation 1: That the government de-risk and encourage manufacturers to digitize, automate, adopt advanced tec

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2020 Management Issues Survey

CME’s biannual Management Issues Survey (MIS) is CME’s most important tool for taking the pulse of the ...

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Remarks, Standing Committee on International Trade

November 27, 2020 CME testified at the trade committee on the need to have a provisional trade agreement in place ...

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Letter to The Honourable Filomena Tassi

Download the full letter to The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour here.

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2021 Federal Pre-Budget Consultations Submission

CME submitted its 2021 pre-budget recommendations the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance in August ...

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Manufacturing our future: A manufacturing strategy for Canada

Canada has the opportunity to reshape our economic landscape and future prosperity over the coming ...

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MANUFACTURING BUSINESS CONDITIONS SURVEY RESULTS 

The COVID-19 pandemic and the associated containment measures have had a devastating impact on Canada’s economy. ...

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Economic Outlook Summary

As the unexpected COVID-19 outbreak slowdowns the world economy and decimates the stock markets, many businesses ...

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COALITION FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

Manitoba is the hub for advanced manufacturing in Western Canada. A collaborative, industry-led initiative, the ...

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Industry 4.0 & Canada’s Digital Future in Manufacturing

A new CME report identifies three broad but interconnected issues that are limiting Canadian manufacturers’ ...

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We’re Hiring: Manufacturing Workforce Survey Report

CME surveyed over 225 manufacturers from across Canada from small to large companies and the results are ...

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2020 Federal Pre-Budget Submission

CME participated to the Standing Committee of Finance’s 2020/2021 pre-budget consultations. Given the Committee

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Unlocking Atlantic Canada’s Growth Potential in Manufacturing

A recent CME report identified four broad, but interconnected themes that contribute to Atlantic Canada’s ...

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EDC Critical to Canada’s Trade Diversification Agenda

On June 19, 2019, CME along with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Business Council wrote to Jim  ...

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CUSMA: COMMITTEE REMARKS

On June 18, 2019, Mathew Wilson, Senior Vice-President testify before the House of Commons Committee on ...

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CUSMA Ratification

CME, along with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, the Canadian ...

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

CME is focused on creating a regulatory system for manufacturers that is simple, transparent and predictable, ...

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Remarks: Senate Committee on Bill C-69

  CME appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources February ...

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2018 Year in Review & 2019 Outlook

Economic projections are based on historic patterns, emerging trends and an understanding of a deep and complex ...

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2019 Ontario Pre-Budget Consultations Remarks

CME presented to the Ontario Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs in the context of the Pre-Budget ...

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SUBMISSION: BC LABOUR RELATIONS CODE REVIEW

On October 25, 2018, the Minister of Labour released the Report on Recommendations for Amendments to the Labour ...

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INDUSTRIE 2030 ONTARIO

Ontario manufacturers are the forefront of global competition, innovation and technological change. To compete with

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Remarks, Standing Committee on International Trade

Government of Canada’s Support for the International Trade of Small and Medium-sized Businesses Wellington Buildi

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ON – Industrial Conservation Initiative

The Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI) provides an incentive for large electricity consumers to conserve elec

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ON – Electrical Energy Assistance Programs

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ON – Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs Ontario

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ON – Letter to Premier Wynne

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ON – Letter to Ms. Horwath

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ON – Letter to Mr. Fedeli

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ON – Letter to Minister Sousa

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SITE C DAM

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2017 CME BC Pre-Budget Submission

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SUBMISSION ON THE BC LABOUR RELATIONS CODE REVIEW

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Stalled Trade: Gearing Up Canada’s Exports

Despite Canada’s exports success of the 1980s and 1990s led by the development of our trade relationship with ...

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2018 Management Issues Survey

CME’s biannual Management Issues Survey (MIS) is CME’s most important tool for taking the pulse of the ...

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Untapped Potential: Attracting and Engaging Women in Canadian Manufacturing

In Canada, women account for 48 per cent of the labour force but only 28 per cent of the manufacturing workforce. ...

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2017 Year in Review and 2018 Economic Outlook

Economic projections are based on historic patterns, emerging trends and an understanding of a deep and complex ...

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Restoring Canada’s Advantage: A Need for Tax Reform

A competitive business environment is critical to the long-term success of the Canadian economy. Good tax and ...

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Remarks on Canada’s Manufacturing Sector

CME senior vice-president Mathew Wilson spoke to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Industry, Science and ...

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Presentation: Food Processing Industry Roundtable

A presentation to the food processing industry discusses the need to raise the profile of manufacturing and ...

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Industrie 2030

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A National Strategy for Canadian Manufacturing in the Digital Age

This paper identifies the risks, challenges and opportunities that manufacturers and exporters face in the modern ...

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Industrie 2030

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Manufacturing and Exporting in Canada

This paper profiles the manufacturing sector in Canada. It analyzes the economic impact of manufacturing across ...

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Industrie 2030

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Roadmap to 2030

A path towards doubling Canadian manufacturing output and export… Roadmap to 2030 sets the stage for CME’s ...

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Industrie 2030

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Industrie 2030: 1 Year Report

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Industrie 2030

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Access to Domestic and Foreign Markets

The final of five reports that provide detailed analysis and recommendations stemming from CME’s Industrie ...

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Industrie 2030

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Building a Strong and Skilled Workforce for Growth

The fourth of five reports that provide detailed analysis and recommendations stemming from CME’s Industrie ...

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Industrie 2030

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Fostering Innovation, Commercialization, and New Product Development

The third of five reports that provide detailed analysis and recommendations stemming from CME’s Industrie ...

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Industrie 2030

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Accelerating Adoption of Advanced Manufacturing

The second of five reports that provide detailed analysis and recommendations stemming from CME’s Industrie ...

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Industrie 2030

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Manufacturing a Competitive Business Environment in Canada

The first of five reports that provide detailed analysis and recommendations stemming from CME’s Industrie ...

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Industrie 2030

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

An action plan resulting from the input of more than 1,250 Canadian manufacturers and exporters. The plan defines ...

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Industrie 2030

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Supporting Business Scale-Up and Technology Adoption

CME is focused on helping companies scale up their operations in Canada and abroad by removing barriers to growth ...

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REDUCING THE COST OF DOING BUSINESS

CME is helping make your business more competitive by working to lower your tax burden, simplify regulations and, ...

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Expanding the Skilled Labour Pool

Labour and skills shortages are the most pressing challenges facing manufacturers today. CME is working to expand ...

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Canada – ASEAN Free Trade Agreement Consultations

On behalf of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), our 1,200 direct members and the nearly 90,000 ...

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CME submission on the proposed Tobacco Products Regulations consultation

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is happy to provide comments on the proposed Tobacco Products ...

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Canadian steel safeguard action consultation

On behalf of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), our 2,500 direct members and the nearly 90,000 ...

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2019 Federal Pre-Budget Consultations Submission

CME submitted its 2019 pre-budget recommendations the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance in August ...

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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

Manufacturing is the single largest business sector in Canada. The manufacturing industry’s contribution is criti

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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

In 2016 I had the opportunity to consult with roughly 1,200 manufacturing executives about the future of the ...

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Letter to the Prime Minister on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project

On behalf of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), the members of the National Board and our roughly 2,500 ...

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

On behalf of the thousands of members of the undersigned associations, we are writing to you regarding the ...

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

Our position on trade generally is this: we support free and fair trade for Canadian manufacturers. That is to ...

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