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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Comments on Bill 190 – Working for Workers Five Act

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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

June

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Workforce Development

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Letter to the province on federal workforce funding cuts

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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

June

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Workforce Development

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Letter to The Hon. Seamus O’Regan on Rail Disruptions

Letter communicating CME survey results showing a rail strike would have a devastating impact on manufacturers and ...

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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

May

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Trade-Export & Supply Chain

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CME’s comments on the Scientific Research and Development (SR&ED) tax incentives – Second phase of consultations

CME recommendations for the second round of consultations on the Scientific Research and Development (SR&ED) ...

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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

May

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Technology

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Provincial Planning Statement Advocacy

On April 10th, 2024, the Hon. Paul Calandra, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing published an update to ...

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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements, Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

May

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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Letter to The Honourable Minister of Economic Development, Investment, Trade and National Resources on The Canada-Manitoba Job Grant Portal

Letter on the urgent action needed on the Grant Portal Opening Date

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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

June, May

Initiative Locations

Manitoba

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, economic growth, Workforce Development

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Manufacturing Alberta’s Future

A provincial strategy developed by CME to leverage opportunities presented by Alberta’s manufacturing sector.

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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

April

Initiative Locations

Alberta

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Energy & Sustainability, Technology, Workforce Development

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2024 Manufacturing Workforce Report

Over 800,000 people strong, Ontario’s manufacturing sector is the heart of Canada’s economy, a living force ...

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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

May

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Workforce Development

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Comments on the Proposed Regulations for the Reduction in the Release of Volatile Organic Compounds (Storage and Loading of Volatile Petroleum Liquids)

CME provides comments on the Proposed Regulations for the Reduction in the Release of Volatile Organic ...

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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

April

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Energy & Sustainability

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CME’s comments relating to the Discussion Document on the Implementation Framework for a Right to a Healthy Environment (RTHE) under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA)

CME provides comments on the Discussion Document on the Implementation Framework for a Right to a Healthy ...

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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

April

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Health & Safety

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CME’s comments on Creating a Patent Box Regime

CME provides our comments on the federal government's consultation regarding the potential adoption of a patent ...

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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

April

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Technology

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CME’s comments on the Scientific Research and Development (SR&ED) tax incentives

CME provides comments on the federal government's review of the Scientific Research and Development (SR&ED) ...

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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

April

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Technology

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Keeping Energy Costs Down Act – Remarks

CME presented at the Standing Committee on the Interior in support of Bill 165 – the importance of ...

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Initiative Types

Committee Briefs & Remarks

Initiative Months

April

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Energy & Sustainability

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Letter to The Honourable Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland on Budget 2024

Letter on the urgent action needed to help Canadian manufacturers grow.

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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

March

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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2024 Federal Pre-Budget Submission

Read CME’s 2024 federal budget submission with recommendations for manufacturing.

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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

August

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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CME’s comments on the notice of intent to issue a section 46 notice for the Federal Plastics Registry

Comments on the notice of intent to issue a section 46 notice for the Federal Plastics ...

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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

February

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Energy & Sustainability

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CME comments on Government of Canada’s consultation on the major investment tax credits

Comments on ITCs as part of the collective effort to build an economy that works for all Canadians. ...

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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

February

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Energy & Sustainability

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Bill 149 (Working for Workers 4) – Remarks

CME presented at the Standing Committee on Social Policy to share how the government can support workers in ways ...

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Initiative Types

Committee Briefs & Remarks

Initiative Months

February

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Workforce Development

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Reducing Regulatory Burden: Unleashing the Growth of Canadian Manufacturing

Unleashing the Growth of Canadian Manufacturing: Sponsorship Opportunities

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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

May, April

Initiative Locations

Canada

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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Manufacturing Ontario’s Future

CME’s new policy recommendations for the Ontario government to act upon.

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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

February

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Energy & Sustainability, Technology, Workforce Development

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CME Welcomes Electrification and Energy Transition Panel Report

The Clean Energy Opportunity Report, unveiled by Ontario’s Electrification and Energy Transition Panel, touches o

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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

January

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Energy & Sustainability

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Ontario Implements CME Suggestions for Local Company Preference in Procurement

New provincial regulations act on CME recommendations that preference is given to Ontario companies for low-value ...

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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

January

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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Letter to Members of Parliament on Bill C-58

CME and the Canadian business community express concern over the government’s Bill C-58.

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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

December

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Workforce Development

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Building a Strong Ontario Together Act – Remarks

CME presented at the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs to share how more work needs to be done to ...

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Initiative Types

Committee Briefs & Remarks

Initiative Months

November

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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Letter to Standing Committee on International Trade – Port of Vancouver Strike

The 2023 Strike at the Port of Vancouver: Selected Impacts, Responses and Port-Related Innovation.

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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

December

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Trade-Export & Supply Chain

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Pre-Budget Consultation – Remarks

Ahead of the 2024 provincial budget, CME presented at the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic ...

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Initiative Types

Committee Briefs & Remarks

Initiative Months

December

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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Advance Canada’s Climate Change Plan

Learn how CME supports the growth of clean technology manufacturing in Canada.

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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Energy & Sustainability

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OP-ED – Ontario’s manufacturers need a place to grow, too

Ontario’s manufacturing sector is the backbone of our economy, yet many manufacturers face challenges in ...

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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

November

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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Manufacturing Canada’s Future

CME’s new policy recommendations for governments to act upon.

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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements, Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

November

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Technology, Workforce Development

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Letter to the Minister of Finance Ahead of Ontario’s 2023 Fall Economic Statement

As the Ontario government prepares to deliver its Fall Economic Statement, CME is calling on the province to ...

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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

October

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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Enabling Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Submission

CME, like other industry associations, utilities and manufacturers have advocated for a more comprehensive regulato

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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

October

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Energy & Sustainability

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OP-ED – Without a reliable transportation system, the Canadian economy will suffer

Major disruptions to supply chain infrastructure — lockdowns, protests, strikes — have plagued Canadian busines

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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

September

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Workforce Development

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Poor Outdoor Air Quality and Workplace Health and Safety Consultation

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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

September

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Health & Safety

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Heat Stress Consultation Submission

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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

September

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Health & Safety

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2023 Federal Budget Measures Submission

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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

September

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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Suggested Strategy for Regulations under the Building Ontario Businesses Initiative Act

Click here to read the submission that outlines CME’s recommendations.

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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

July

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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Letter to The Honourable Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland on Budget 2023 Measures

CME's comments on Budget 2023 measures to grow the clean economy, close tax loopholes, and deliver tax relief for ...

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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

September

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Energy & Sustainability, Technology

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Submission to Ontario’s Electrification and Energy Transition Panel

Click here to read the submission that outlines CME’s recommendations.

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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

June

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Energy & Sustainability

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Rethinking Industrial Lands Protection under the Proposed Provincial Planning Statement

Download the letter submitted to Minister Clark here.

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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

June

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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2023 Technology Adoption Survey

Technology is transforming all aspects of our lives. As the world becomes increasingly digitized, the ...

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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

May

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Technology

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Ontario Made Manufacturing Investment Tax Credit Remarks

CME President & CEO Dennis Darby, shared remarks at the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs ...

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Initiative Types

Committee Briefs & Remarks

Initiative Months

April

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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OP-ED – Canada lags America’s manufacturing strategy

How to build on our strong relationship with President Biden during his visit to Canada.

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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

March

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Technology, Trade-Export & Supply Chain

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2023 Federal Pre-Budget Submission

Read CME’s 2023 federal budget submission with recommendations for manufacturing.

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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

February

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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Letter to The Honourable Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland on Budget 2023

Letter on the urgent action needed to help Canadian manufacturers grow (net zero; energy efficiency)

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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

February

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Energy & Sustainability, Technology

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2023 Ontario Pre-Budget Submission

Read CME's 2023 Ontario pre-budget submission with recommendations for an advanced manufacturing strategy.

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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

February

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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Remarks, Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs

CME's remarks regarding Bill 46 and switching to renewable energy sources through carbon capture.

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Initiative Types

Committee Briefs & Remarks

Initiative Months

February

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Energy & Sustainability

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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 (switching to renewable energy).

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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

December

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Energy & Sustainability

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

November

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Workforce Development

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CME ONTARIO – PROCUREMENT RECOMMENDATIONS

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

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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

October

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

October

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Workforce Development

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements, Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

October

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

September

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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

Letter supporting a Critical Minerals Strategy to shift to new energy sources and IRA challenges.

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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

September

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Energy & Sustainability

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

September

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

August

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Workforce Development

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2022 Low-Carbon Transition Survey

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

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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

June

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Energy & Sustainability

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CANADA’S NET ZERO INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY

Roadmap to ensuring the manufacturing sector remains globally competitive (decarbonizing the energy system).

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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

June

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Energy & Sustainability

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Remarks, Standing Committee on Finance

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

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Initiative Types

Committee Briefs & Remarks

Initiative Months

May

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Trade-Export & Supply Chain, Workforce Development

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

May

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

May

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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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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Initiative Types

Committee Briefs & Remarks

Initiative Months

May

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Trade-Export & Supply Chain, Workforce Development

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Manitoba Provincial Election Platform for Manufacturers

CME is calling on all parties to support a manufacturing strategy for the province that prioritizes investment, ...

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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

May

Initiative Locations

Manitoba

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Energy & Sustainability, Lean & Productivity, Technology, Trade-Export & Supply Chain, Workforce Development

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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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

April

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Workforce Development

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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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

March

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Trade-Export & Supply Chain

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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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

March

Initiative Locations

Manitoba

Initiative Topics

Workforce Development

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

February

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Trade-Export & Supply Chain

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

January

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Trade-Export & Supply Chain

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

December

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Trade-Export & Supply Chain

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements, Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

December

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Trade-Export & Supply Chain

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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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

November

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Trade-Export & Supply Chain, Workforce Development

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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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

September

Initiative Locations

Newfoundland and Labrador

Initiative Topics

Technology

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

September

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

September

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

September

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

August

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Technology, Trade-Export & Supply Chain, Workforce Development

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

July

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Trade-Export & Supply Chain, Workforce Development

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

June

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Workforce Development

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

June

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Health & Safety, Workforce Development

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

June

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Workforce Development

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

June

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Health & Safety

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

June

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Health & Safety, Trade-Export & Supply Chain

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

May

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Health & Safety

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

May

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Health & Safety

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2021 Federal Pre-Budget Submission

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

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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

April

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

December

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Trade-Export & Supply Chain, Workforce Development

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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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Initiative Types

Committee Briefs & Remarks

Initiative Months

November

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Trade-Export & Supply Chain

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

August

Initiative Locations

Quebec

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Trade-Export & Supply Chain

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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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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

August

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements, Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

June

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

May

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

May

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

December

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Technology, Workforce Development

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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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

October

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Workforce Development

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2020 Federal Pre-Budget Submission

Read CME’s recommendations for the government in advance of the 2020 budget, including energy efficiency.

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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

August

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Energy & Sustainability

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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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

July

Initiative Locations

New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Lean & Productivity, Technology, Workforce Development

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

June

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Trade-Export & Supply Chain

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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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Initiative Types

Committee Briefs & Remarks

Initiative Months

June

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Trade-Export & Supply Chain

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CUSMA Ratification

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

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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

May

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Trade-Export & Supply Chain

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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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Initiative Types

Committee Briefs & Remarks

Initiative Months

March

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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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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Initiative Types

Committee Briefs & Remarks

Initiative Months

February

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

January

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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2019 Ontario Pre-Budget Consultations Remarks

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

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Initiative Types

Committee Briefs & Remarks

Initiative Months

January

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Workforce Development

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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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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

November

Initiative Locations

British Columbia

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Workforce Development

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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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

December

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Industry 2030, Technology, Workforce Development

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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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Initiative Types

Committee Briefs & Remarks

Initiative Months

November

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Trade-Export & Supply Chain

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ON – Industrial Conservation Initiative

Learn about ICI and the benefits to lowering electricity usage, including energy cost savings.

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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

November

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Energy & Sustainability

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ON – Electrical Energy Assistance Programs

A presentation analyzing the ICI program and providing change recommendations.

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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

March

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Energy & Sustainability

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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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Initiative Types

Committee Briefs & Remarks

Initiative Months

January

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

February

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Workforce Development

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

February

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Workforce Development

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

February

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Workforce Development

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ON – Letter to Minister Sousa

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

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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

February

Initiative Locations

Ontario

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Workforce Development

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SITE C DAM

Analysis whether to proceed with the project or cancel and invest in alternative energy portfolios.

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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

November

Initiative Locations

British Columbia

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Energy & Sustainability

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2017 CME BC Pre-Budget Submission

CME recommendations to invest in BC SMART Green initiative, which can deliver energy efficiency.

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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

October

Initiative Locations

British Columbia

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Energy & Sustainability

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SUBMISSION ON THE BC LABOUR RELATIONS CODE REVIEW

Read a full review on the BC Labour Relations Code.

22545603200

Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

March

Initiative Locations

British Columbia

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Workforce Development

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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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

November

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Industry 2030, Trade-Export & Supply Chain

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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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

November

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Workforce Development

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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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

November

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Workforce Development

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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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

November

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

November

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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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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Initiative Types

Committee Briefs & Remarks

Initiative Months

May

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Industry 2030

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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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

May

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Industry 2030, Trade-Export & Supply Chain, Workforce Development

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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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

November

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Industry 2030, Trade-Export & Supply Chain

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Manufacturing and Exporting in Canada

Gain insight into the economic impact of manufacturing across Canada.

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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

November

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Industry 2030, Trade-Export & Supply Chain

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Roadmap to 2030

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

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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

November

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Industry 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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

November

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Industry 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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

November

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Industry 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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

November

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Industry 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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

November

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Industry 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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

November

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Industry 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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

November

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Industry 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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Initiative Types

Reports & Presentations

Initiative Months

November

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Industry 2030

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Supporting Business Scale-Up and Technology Adoption

Discover CME’s solutions to improve innovation & technology adoption.

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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

November

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Technology

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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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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

November

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Trade-Export & Supply Chain

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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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Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

November

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Workforce Development

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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.

22545603200

Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

October

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Trade-Export & Supply Chain

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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.

22545603200

Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

September

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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Canadian steel safeguard action consultation

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

22545603200

Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

August

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Trade-Export & Supply Chain

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2019 Federal Pre-Budget Consultations Submission

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

22545603200

Initiative Types

Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

August

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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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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Initiative Types

Committee Briefs & Remarks, Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

June

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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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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Initiative Types

Committee Briefs & Remarks, Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

May

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Trade-Export & Supply Chain

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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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Initiative Types

Committee Briefs & Remarks

Initiative Months

April

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Trade-Export & Supply Chain

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements

Initiative Months

April

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Trade-Export & Supply Chain

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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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Initiative Types

Open Letters & Statements, Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

January

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment

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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.

22545603200

Initiative Types

Committee Briefs & Remarks, Policy Submissions & Government Consultations

Initiative Months

February

Initiative Locations

National

Initiative Topics

Business Environment, Trade-Export & Supply Chain

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