For many CME members, employees are both the organization’s greatest strength and the source of a variety of challenges. To assist our members to address these challenges and/or to take proactive steps to avoid them in the first place, CME, in partnership with Sherrard Kuzz LLP, Employment & Labour Lawyers, has launched the CME Legal Support Call Program!

How Does the Legal Support Program Work?

Every CME member will have the opportunity to contact Sherrard Kuzz LLP for a free phone-consultation, once a year, to a maximum of 15 minutes. CME members can use their 15 minutes to seek advice about any employment or labour issue facing the organization*.

To take advantage of this CME member benefit contact Marie Morden, Director, Partnerships.

About Sherrard Kuzz LLP

Sherrard Kuzz LLP is a long-time supporter of the CME and its members, and one of Canada’s leading employment and labour law firms exclusively representing employers. Recognized nationally and internationally, Sherrard Kuzz LLP is consistently named among Canada’s Top 10 Employment and Labour Boutiques (Canadian Lawyer®), Canada’s Leading Employment & Labour Law Firms (Chambers Global® and Legal 500®) and as Repeatedly Recommended (Lexpert®).

Sherrard Kuzz LLP clients are domestic and foreign, operate in both the public and private sectors, unionized and non-unionized, and range in size and complexity of operations from small, single-location enterprises to large, diverse, multi-site, multinational corporations.

Click here to learn more about Sherrard Kuzz LLP and the services it offers.


*Subject to Sherrard Kuzz LLP completing a conflict of interest check and no conflict being identified.




Does your company have a great success story to tell as to how they have reduced greenhouse gas emissions and adopted new technology and equipment and improved operations in conjunction with the Government of Canada’s Pan Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Clean Technology?

If so, please provide a 1-page success story to Alex Greco at by Wednesday, December 18th. In your success story, please provide specific linkages as to how your success study is in alignment with the Government of Canada’s Pan-Canadian Framework Strategy.


We are seeking testimonials from companies who have benefited and utilized the Accelerated Capital Cost Allowance (ACCA) after it had been introduced in the 2018 Federal Fall Economic Statement and later matched by the Ontario government in its 2019 budget.

If you have testimonials to share, please e-mail Alex Greco at to provide a testimonial. In your testimonial, please provide details as to how you have specifically utilized the ACCA and how it fits into your future company plans.


Pre-Budget consultations in Ontario will be starting in the new year and CME is looking to get ahead of things by consulting our members now as to what they would like CME to include in its 2020 pre-budget submission.

As such, please answer the following three questions”

1. What new tax incentives and investment supports could the Ontario government introduce that would help your business grow?
2. The Ontario government has committed to reviewing Ontario’s property tax system. As such, what measures could the Ontario government take to streamline and improve Ontario’s property tax system?
3. Are there other tax measures or initiatives that CME should consider including in its pre-budget submission?

Please submit your input and recommendations for the Ontario pre-budget consultation to Alex Greco.


The Ontario government is proposing regulatory changes to Ontario’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions reporting program to harmonize with the federal regulatory requirements. The amendments aim to reduce unnecessary costs and regulatory burden for manufacturers. The government is also aiming to propose to apply these amendments to the 2019 emissions year report due in June 2020.The full details of the proposal can be found here:

CME will be submitting a response to this consultation. As such, if you have any input or recommendations, please contact Alex Greco either by phone at 647-455-2197 or by e-mail at by December 13th.